Questions regarding the chemical properties of hydrogen and its behavior in reactions and compounds.

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Equivalent hydrogens in 2,3-dimethylbutane

So while calculating for the relative yield of monochlorination for 2,3-dimethylbutane, I was counting the primary hydrogens, I counted 6, but in fact it was 12. Why is it 12? How do you find ...
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When does hydrogen bonding happen?

What kinds of molecules will experience hydrogen bonding (inter and intra)? Why does it occur for some H atoms but not others?
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Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Battery

For hydrogen fuel cell to produce electricity, hydrogen will need to be supplied to the anode. To split oxygen and hydrogen from water and obtain hydrogen, we need to use electrolysis. To use ...
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Why are so many wave functions associated with hydrogen?

According to Wikipedia, there's an infinite set of possible wavefunctions (orbitals) for the hydrogen atom: $$\psi_{n\ell m}(r,\theta,\phi) = \sqrt {{\left ( \frac{2}{n a_0} \right ...
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Are the energies of orbitals that are not filled in an atom, equal?

In a hydrogen atom only 1s orbital is filled. Does this mean that the energies of all other orbitals are equal? If so,why?
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HHO devices for cars (hydrogen enchancement of fuel burning reaction) [duplicate]

Recently I got quite an interesting offer for increasing my fuel economy (which for my 4.0 liter gasoline engine is quite bad as is) which was an HHO device. What it basically is, as I had it ...
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Why do carbon dioxide and sodium hydroxide not form sodium oxide and carbonic acid?

Why do carbon dioxide and sodium hydroxide not form sodium oxide and carbonic acid? $\ce{CO2 + 2NaOH -> Na2O + H2CO3}$ as opposed to: $\ce{CO2 + 2NaOH -> Na2CO3 + H2O}$ This is in the ...
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Producing low Density Gas in Room Temp

Does anybody know two liquids or a solid and a liquid that can react to produce a gas less dense than air ( or similar ) in room temperature . This question is intended to make a chemical induced ...
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Calculating moles of Hydrogen gas in multiple gas container

If there was a 500 mL container filled with oxygen and hydrogen so it burns completely (2H:1O), how many moles of hydrogen gas would there be if there if pressure is 101.3 kPa and the temperature is ...
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On the stability of deuterium

The isotope of hydrogen, tritium, is indeed radioactive resulting in He 3 through beta decay. But what of the radioactively 'stable' isotope deuterium? Are all deuterium atoms destined to be ...
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Which orbitals of the hydrogen atom are degenerate for n=3?

Here's the link to the picture of the question. The answer says its E. All of them. First of all isn't there only 1 electron in hydrogen? And how could the s orbital be degenerate? Doesn't ...
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Structure of Metallic Hydrogen

I am simply curious what the theoretical arrangement of metallic hydrogen would be. I found this article which gives a picture, but I don't understand what the labels mean (e.g. is H5 an isotope, ...
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Hydrogen can be stored? [closed]

Please tell about the hydrogen gas storage and the pressure created in tank. what is the calorific value of hydrogen gas when it is burnt?
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Relationship between surface area of electrode and reaction rate of hydrogen in fuel cells

I am looking at the effects of increasing the surface area of which the flowing hydrogen fuel is in contact with the anode in a fuel cell. At the anode the hydrogen is catalytically split into ...
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alpha-hydrogen atom and keto-enol tautomerism

The following is an extract from my book- For an aldehyde or a ketone to exhibit keto-enol tautomerism, it is essential that it must have atleast one $\alpha$-hydrogen atom. Thus, acetophenone, ...
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If hydrogen bonding in water was weaker, what happens to H+ ion concentration?

Water ionization becomes much less evident if the hydrogen bonds are just a few percent stronger but pure water contains considerably more $\ce{H+}$ ions if they are few percent weaker. I found ...
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Ethane and ethene: which is easier to burn? Which one burns hotter? Why?

Anything that burns "easy", has a low activation energy for the burning process. Anything that burns hotter, will have a lesser enthalpy and thus, will have a more aggressive exothermic reaction. ...
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Same monomers, different water content?

We're currently studying "the chemistry of contact lenses", which is mostly polymers and gels. I just looked at the package of two pure hydrogel lenses made out of the same monomers, but they have ...
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Why is the electronegativity of hydrogen 2.20?

Well, I was doing research about the ways we can measure electronegativity and I just realized there must be an arbitrary electronegativity set for an specific element to give us the relative amounts ...
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Halogen bond definition

I was looking for an accurate definition of halogen bonding. I was able to find quite a few good ones, but none of them would explain if a X---H intermolecular interaction would count as a form of ...
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Why is hydrogen bonding generally defined to include only three period two elements?

Traditionally, hydrogen bonding has been defined only include interactions between a positively polarized hydrogen and three period two elements: nitrogen, oxygen, and fluorine. Why, however, was ...
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How is bonding in the trihydrogen cation and triatomic hydrogen possible?

According to wikipedia $\ce{H^+_3}$ and $\ce{H_3}$ are possible and have been synthesized. It says that $\ce{H^+_3}$ is stable too. Can anyone please tell me how is the bonding possible? Hydrogen ...
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Does hydrogen bonding only occur between water molecules?

Does hydrogen bonding only occur between water molecules? Is the dipole-dipole intermolecular interaction know as hydrogen bonding because it is between water molecules, or is called that because of ...
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Which atoms in a given amino acid are able to form hydrogen bonds with water?

Can anyone help me with this question I have tried everything. I know hydrogen bonding is with F,O, or N but every time I select those is says it's wrong. Any help is appreciated
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Preventing the gas when Hydrogen peroxide is added to a detergent

In organic detergents, when I add Hydrogen peroxide to increase the stain removing feature a gas is produced. How should I prevent the gas production process?
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Why is the ionization energy for Hydrogen non-zero?

There are no other electrons to collide, repel and kick Hydrogen's single electron to a distant nucleus. And that a single electron is tightly attracted to the nucleus by the electrostatic energy ...
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Why do we use helium in balloons?

While I was looking at the periodic table today, I realised that there were gases that were much lighter than Helium such as Hydrogen. If Hydrogen is lighter than Helium, why do we insist on using ...
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Why is the bond in HF ionic while it is covalent in HCl?

Why would a hydrogen atom "donate" to Fluorine in an ionic bond but not in $\ce{HCl}$? Why would $\ce{H}$ and Chlorine share instead of $\ce{Cl}$ just stripping it away like $\ce{F}$ does?
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In cracking, why does C form double bonds?

I've been reading about cracking and I've found various images and animations that show a process like this: But I haven't been able to find out the sequence of events to get to this, and why this ...
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Reduce chlorine gas

I have a simple electrolysis setup which uses aqueous sodium chloride as electrolyte. The problem is that, the setup makes tons of chlorine gas along with hydrogen (I only want hydrogen). I didn't ...
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Hydrogenation stereochemistry-Pd,Pt, Ni catalysts

When my textbook talks about hydrogenation using Pt, Pd or Ni heterogeneous catalysts, it never mentions if it is anti or syn addition. It simply jumps on to say that for alkynes, NiB2 (P-2) catalysts ...
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What are possible side reactions for the generation of hydrogen via electrolysis?

I recently completed making a simple water electrolysis setup to generate hydrogen which uses two graphite rods from a standard AA battery. The power source is a $24~\mathrm{V}$ $6~\mathrm{A}$ ...
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Reaction of distilled water with hard water

This question seems silly, but this just came in my mind while i was learning Hydrogen. Means will there be any reaction when $\ce{H2O}$will react with $\ce{D2O}$..
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How much water would one loose if one burns hydrogen and oxygen?

By using electrolysis one can separate hydrogen and oxygen, but when burning hydrogen and oxygen together steam is released, therefore creating water. My question is: how much of the original ...
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Hydrogen as a fuel really worth it?

Is hydrogen good to be used in cars? How much of traveling can a car do with medium sized balloon filled with hydrogen? Is it worth it?
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Reaction mechanism of combustion of H2?

After a discussion about the usefulness of hydrogen fuel for cars with a friend of mine, I wondered what the reaction mechanism for combustion of $\ce{H}_2$ was. I only study (well almost) organic ...
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Can electrolyzing ice cause an explosion?

I know electrolyzing water separates it into hydrogen and oxygen. However, I am curious, if ice is electrolyzed, could it explode? My thought process is that oxygen and hydrogen bubbles would build ...
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Hydrogen atom energy level

The energy level of a hydrogen atom in its ground state is $-13.6eV$. How is this value calculated and how can we calculate the same for different orbits?
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What's the Acid Ionization Constant of the Hydrogen Proton?

What is the $\ce{K_{a}}$ value for $\ce{H^+}$. I understand that the hydrogen proton doesn't stick around in solution by itself for very long. Nonetheless, does it have a $\ce{K_{a}}$ value? Can it ...
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Why does the Schroedinger equation for hydrogen atom look like this?

Here is how I saw the Hamiltonian being written in one Quantum Mechanics book: Well, That's all very nice and complicated, but looking at the last term, and seeing the use of $r$ in there, ...
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Hydrogen suspended in the center of an aromatic ring and NMR

My textbook (Organic Chemistry, 2nd Ed. Hornback, Joseph) states that if a hydrogen is located near the center of an aromatic ring it will experience an (often quite sizable) upfield shift, as seen in ...
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Identifying protons in NMR using the J values

When looking over an old organic midterm I came across this question. As you can see I got half of it right, but honestly I'm not sure how I got that one right or how you would answer this in ...
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How can the 18 electron rule be used to explain that Fe(η5-C5H5)2 doesn't react with hydrogen but Ni(η5-C5H5)2 does?

Fe(η5-C5H5)2 does not react with hydrogen, but its nickel analogue, Ni(η5-C5H5)2 is readily hydrogenated to give Ni(η5-C5H5)(η3-C5H7). Use the 18 electron rule to explain this behaviour. My answer so ...
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Are all (pure) alkanes, alkenes and alkynes - tasteless, odourless and colourless? [closed]

non-pure alkanes, .. have a taste .. (as far as I know, is it wrong or true?) but .. Are all pure alkanes, .. tasteless ..?
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Can a hydrocarbon organic compound contain an ionic bond? [closed]

Can hydrocarbon organic compounds have a type of bonds other than covalent bonds?
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How does malachite react with acid?

I performed an experiment where I did this: Add one spatula of malachite to a test tube, add dilute hydrochloric acid to the malachite until the test tube is one third full. Note observations and ...
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Rate and mechanism of the reaction of Mg and HCl

In the reaction between hydrochloric acid and Magnesium the overall reaction is: $$\ce{Mg + 2HCl -> MgCl2 + H2}$$ My proposed mechanism of reaction is that $\ce{HCl}$ dissociates in $\ce{H2O}$ ...
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Could this be a feasible fuel system?

First off, please forgive me, I am a chemistry novice! Overall Process Fuel for the system is distilled water Split water into Hydrogen and Oxygen (electrolysis or similar process) Exhaust Oxygen ...
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How explosive is hydrogen gas?

I want to electrolyze water to get oxygen and hydrogen. I want to mix them in a regular balloon and ignite it. How much hydrogen would you need in a 2:1 ratio with air for it to be dangerous? Is this ...
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Lifetime of a (reversible) hydrogen fuel cell system

I am trying to determine how long a system that constantly converts water into H and O and then back will last, as in roughly how many cycles. Now this system can either be made of say a reversible ...