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a branch of chemistry that deals with organic molecules. Organic molecules generally have C-H or C-C bonds.
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part of your high school or college/university homework, please use this tag. It signifies that instead of a direct answer, care should be taken to explaining the steps to the solu…
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The study of chemical systems using the laws and concepts of physics. This usually requires the techniques of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics.
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Inorganic compounds generally do not have C-H bonds, while organic compounds do have such bonds. The distinction between inorganic and organic chemistry, however, is far from absolute.
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should be applied to questions concerning acid and base reactions. An acid is capable of donating a hydron/ proton (Brønsted acid) or capable of forming a covalent bond with an electron pair …
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Applications of chemistry to reagents and reactions of everyday life.
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Questions relating to heat and its relation to other forms of energy in chemistry.
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The detailed and complete as possible description of plausible or observable pathways leading from reactants to products of a chemical process. This tag should be applied to questions, which seek info…
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an interaction between atoms which results in release of energy. It is one of the most fundamental concepts of chemistry. Existing bonds are broken and new bonds are formed in chemi…
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The branch of chemistry that deals with the study of redox reactions and how they can be applied to generate electricity (in electrochemical cells) and to carry out non-spontaneous reactions using ele…
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The state in which both reactants and products are present at concentrations which have no further tendency to change with time.
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the portmanteau of reduction and oxidation and therefore refers to reactions in which electrons are transferred and in consequence the oxidation state of the involved elements changes.
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The scientific study of chemical processes in living organisms, including, but not limited to, living matter.
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For questions relating to water (H2O), specifically its structure, properties, and uses in chemistry.
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This general tag should be used if the question is about a specific (set of) reaction(s). It should be specified with other tags like stoichiometry, inorganic-chemistry, organic-cemistry, acid-base, .…
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a subfield of quantum mechanics. Like the parent it focuses on physical phenomena that occur at an atomic scale, usually specifically aiming at chemical reactions.
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For questions relating to compounds dissolved in water and resulting reactions.
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should be applied to questions relating to the theory, design, techniques or performance of chemical experiments. This includes but is not limited to theoretical structures, expected products…
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For questions related to the solubility of compounds in various solvents, especially in water.
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Smallest particle still characterizing a chemical element. It consists of a nucleus of a positive charge, carrying almost all its mass and electrons determining its size. This tag should be applied to…
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The study of rates and steps (mechanisms) of chemical processes.
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An atom or molecule in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number of protons, giving it a net positive or negative electrical charge. An ion consisting of a single atom is an…
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An electrically neutral entity consisting of more than one atom (n > 1). Rigorously, a molecule, in which n > 1 must correspond to a depression on the potential energy surface that is deep enough to …
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A small-scale experiment which can be undertaken with reagents readily available around the house, while observing standard laboratory safety principles and practices
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The purposeful execution of chemical reactions to obtain a desired product.
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Questions regarding chemical and lab safety. This includes questions about proper lab procedure, safe chemical handling, and such.
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a measure of how acidic or base an aqueous substance is.
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The naming of molecules and elements, usually according to IUPAC standards, but also the accepted uses of traditional ones.
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A field which implements computers to model and study chemical systems and chemical behavior, usually by approximating the Schrodinger equation for a given chemical system.
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For questions relating to energy required for or produced by reactions, including questions of endothermicity/exothermicity, bond enthalpy, etc.
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the study of the interactions between matter and radiated energy. Experimentally, the results are returned as a function of wavelength versus amplitude (intensity), where the spectral …
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Physical and chemical laws describing the properties and behavior of gases.
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should be applied to questions dealing with solutions of any kind. A solution is liquid or solid phase containing more than one substance, when for convenience one (or more) substance(s), whi…
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In atomic physics and quantum chemistry, the electron configuration is the distribution of electrons of an atom or molecule (or other physical structure) in atomic or molecular orbitals.
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a subatomic particle with a negative elementary electric charge.
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In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystalline liquid or solid.