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Book suggestions for organic chemistry [on hold]

Can you please suggest some books for a college student for easy understanding of organic chemistry? And also any reference websites
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Open data in chemistry?

I am a student in computer science, which is a field where sharing research data and source code is very very much recommended. I am looking for sites where data from chemistry experiments could be ...
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good book advice

I am really unaware of chemistry but I would like to have a first contact of the fundamental. I'm a student in mathematics, mostly theoretical. What would you suggest for a good book for a starter ...
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How strong is 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid?

What is pKa or Hammett's function of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid? PubChem says 0.13 for pKa, but in what solvent? - I doubt it's a value for water. EDIT: If it is real value for water why ...
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How do I obtain PDF/ICDD/JCPDS?

I'm having trouble finding JCPDS of a material. I'm specifically looking for Na-titanate.
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Why is electronegativity increasing with oxidation state increase?

I may be a rudimentary fact or something really "not-that-hard-to-figure-out", but In inorganic chemistry it is common to consider a single value of the electronegativity to be valid for most ...
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Periodic table for printing

I there a Good Version of a printable Periodic table Which is minimalistic and gives necessary information only such as - At. Number Element Name At. weight Shell configuration color coding of ...
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In ionic solids such as NaCl, do the cations fill interstital holes in the cation's cubic close pack structure? [duplicate]

Are binary ionic solids like $\ce{NaCl}$ comprised of a cubic close packed structure of the anions with the cations filling interstital holes or do the cations and the anions contribute to the cubic ...
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Chemistry books with a clinical perspective (not pharmacology)

I am looking for a book on chemistry (introductory if possible) with a clinical perspective. Something that would focus on the concepts, methods, etc. that are particularly important for medicine. It ...
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Determine the Value and Units of the Rate Constant

Consider this initial-rate data at a certain temperature for the reaction described by $$\ce{2NOBr(g) \rightarrow 2NO(g) + Br2(g)}$$ ...
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Is there a pressure dependent function for freezing points of water and carbon dioxide?

I'm trying to determine whether or not certain compounds form solid ice at certain atmospheric pressures. These pressures vary significantly, from 0.001 atm to 800 atm. I understand that there is no ...
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I need a good reference (book) to learn about Diffuse reflectance Spectroscopy, could you suggest at least one, preferably in pdf format?

I need to learn how to explain, interpret and extract information from Diffuse reflectance Spectroscopy, because I have the data but I do not know how to build a relation in between. Thanks for your ...
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Is oil shinier than water? Why?

The physics part: The part that talks about being shiny, I agree, is mainly physics. But proceed in my question, and you'll see how it's a chemistry one. We know things are shiny if they either ...
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Cell overpotential diagrams

Is there anyone who knows a book where I can find a detailed explanation of cell overpotential diagrams, like the ones shown here? Thanks in advance!
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Luminescent materials under IR radiation?

is there a database somewhere of materials that are luminescent when exposed to Infra Red radiation?
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Is there an authoritative list of chemical reactions/transformations? [closed]

Is there somewhere where I can find an authoritative list of chemical reactions, energy requirements, known catalysts, etc.? If not, how do you know if and how to transform substance A to substance B? ...
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Where can I find the Lewis structures of chemical compounds?

Where can I find the Lewis structures of chemical compounds? I found this website is useful, but for example I am not sure how to connect Al & Na to the rest of the elements. ...
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Public API for physical properties

Is there a publicly available API that serves physical property data for organic molecules? Pubchem does not serve properties, chem spider closes property access to API calls, and toxnet only serves ...
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Molecular structure of all periodic table element molecules exceptional cases etc

I am searching about some basics in chemistry. I was looking for the molecular structure of all periodic table element molecules. eg: Hydrogen molecule: as $\ce{H2}$; structure: I was able to find ...
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Reference request- List of common Coordination Complexes?

I'm studying for a big chemistry exam that always has a question about predicting reactions. One thing that almost always trips me up is coordination complexes. For example, one such question asked ...
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Good resource for chemical equivalence

I need a good resource that explains the concept of chemical equivalence and its various application in physical chemistry. I have not found anything worthwhile from a Google search.
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Good book for foundational chemistry [closed]

I need a good book that explains the basics of chemistry in a lucid and importantly, systematic manner. Most books on this subject are not comprehensive and assume that the reader is well acquainted ...
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Can someone recommend me a book ( preferably written long ago) that includes all the details of high school chemistry?

The textbook I got from my teacher is shown to be too general. Part of the fun of learning chemistry, for me, comes from knowing the derivation of equations. But most of the derivations are missing ...
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Two-dimensional Networks of Coordination Polyhedra

Does anyone know of any references that use {V/P, P/V} notation? This involves polyhedra joining to form polygons, or vice versa (this is where my confusion lies) V/P may refer to the number of ...
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Nomenclature in Other languages

Even one letter can make a huge difference in Chemistry Nomenclature. So I am looking for credible resources that is specifically published for explaining Nomenclature rules, examples in Spanish. Any ...
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Introduction to Chemistry Textbook - Theory based

TL:DR conditions below Highschool to first year undergraduate level Theory based(Experimentation not wanted) General - Giving a good introduction to all or most areas of Chemistry Rigorous - ...
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Delta G values for Pyruvate--> Alanine vs. Oxaloacetate -> Aspartate ->Asparagine

What are the delta G values for the mammalian (human) biosynthesis of alanine from pyruvate, and for the conversion of oxaloacetate to asparagine? (assuming no particular cellular restriction or other ...
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What general uses do beta-lactam functional groups have?

I am currently working on a mechanistic study that deals with stereoselective $\beta$-lactam formation. I am well aware that there is a class of antibiotics, that involve this particular functional ...
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Need a pair of compounds that is similar in formular but different in structure for exmaple

I would like to explain chemical formulas is not representable in terms of the molecular structure of the compound. Any good suggestions of examples?
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Is “Propanol” correct name according to the latest IUPAC nomenclature?

My teacher said that Propan-1-ol can also be written as Propanol in latest IUPAC nomenclature. I doubt this because wikipedea mentions only Propan-1-ol in IUPAC naming and Propanol in other names. ...
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Atmopsheric Gas IR-Spectra

I am looking for normal resolution IR-spectra of: $\ce{O2}$ and $\ce{N2}$ at high concentrations and; common minor gas in atmosphere: $\ce{H2O}$, $\ce{CO}$, and $\ce{CO2}$ at environmental ...
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What is the conformer distribution in monosubstituted fluoro bullvalene?

Bullvalene is a fluxional molecule able to interconvert any two carbon atoms through a series of degenerate Cope rearrangements (read the Stereodynamics section of this article if you would like more ...
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Are ther known compounds of Argon? What is their molecular geometry and hybridisation?

Can Argon hybridize orbitals and/or form covalent-like/ionic-like compounds? Is there any study of that? I would be happy to read concrete references. What kind of molecular geometries for argon ...
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Microbial Fuel Cell

Does anyone know of a step by step guide to building a microbial fuel cell? Could someone here on Chem SE possibly provide one? I am looking for something like THIS but for the whole fuel cell and not ...
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Monomers and polymers

At Wikipedia a monomer is defined to be a molecule that may bind chemically to other molecules to form a polymer. A polymer is defined to be a molecule composed of many monomers. These ...
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What is some advance reference books about alloy that gives a lot historical background and applies a lot of theoretical equation or formulas

What is some advance reference books specifically about alloy that gives a lot historical background and applies a lot of theoretical equation or formulas with explanation? I seem to find nothing ...
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Vibrational Spectrums of HI, HBr, HF, and HCl

Do you all know of any large graphs for the vibrational spectrums of HI, HBr, HF, and HCl? I need graphs that are large enough to see the spacing between the peaks in the spectra of HCl, HBr, and HI. ...
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Atomic coordinates for DNA bases as they appear in a B-form or A-form duplex

Where can I find atomic coordinates for guanosine / cytosine / thymine / adenine (either the ribonucleotide or deoxyribonucleotide bases) where the atoms are configured in the manner we would expect ...
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Quotable Literature for the Enthalpy of a Proton

A proton obviously has no electronic energy, no vibrational and no rotational degrees of freedom. Therefore I think it is fair to assume, that $$H(\ce{H+})=\frac32\cdot \mathcal{R}\cdot T$$ holds for ...
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ESI & MALDI Mass Spectrometry: particle mass vs. measurement error

For MALDI or ESI mass spectrometry of large macromolecules (e.g. in the $\approx 100$ kDa to $\approx 10 - 100$ MDa mass range), I've always how measurement error scales with particle mass. Not ...
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Good Introduction to chemistry textbook [closed]

I want to learn basic chemistry, so which textbook do you think I should pick? It should be something both concise and clear. Thank you.
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Is Linus Pauling's General Chemistry still readable and up-to-date today?

I've found a Dover edition copy of Pauling's General Chemistry in the bookstore near me. I'd like to know if it's still readable today, I mean, is it still up-to-date? I have no background in ...
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Do the compounds NaₓIrO₂ and NaOsO₂ exist?

Based on some physics background, I want to know whether have scientists synthesized these two materials: $\ce{Na_{$x$}IrO2}$ and $\ce{NaOsO2}$ in the lab, if so, what properties do they have? I ...
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Covalent bond deformation

When do covalent bonds of a molecule $M$ extend or compress while no bonds in $M$ are broken? I can conceive of some possibilities but I don't know how common they are: Temperature changes ...
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Standards for drawing chemical molecules

I'll preface this by saying I haven't had a chemistry class in 10 years and molecular structures are not my thing. But I'm submitting a revision to a journal paper where I need to include figures of ...
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Oil :water partition coefficients

Is there a database or a website with a list of oil : water partition coefficients of substances ? I actually want the oil:water partition coefficients of : cholesterol, starch , methyl citrate , ...
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EZ-Water - Fraud or breakthrough?

Recently the quack medicine folks online have been promoting the research of a certain Dr. Gerald Pollack who claims to have discovered a "forth phase of water", and who has recently published a book ...
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Plastic: Reputable Publications

I would just like some reputable textbooks and or publication companies that have extensive research on plastics, as, for example, dealing with life cycles of plastics, degradation factors, effect on ...
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Consumer Report for Lab Equipment

I'm just wondering if anybody here knows of a Consumer-Report-like publication for lab equipment. Something that would give the specifics, as, for example, the flow rate of a distilling condenser, ...
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Database for molecular dipole transition moments?

I'm looking for the dipole transition matrix elements for electronic transitions between the ground and excited states of the carbon dioxide cation, $\text{CO}_2^+$, that is, objects like ...