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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. Do not use this as the only tag on a question. It signifies that instead of a direct answer, care shou…
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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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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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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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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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Applications of chemistry to reagents and reactions of everyday life. This tag should not be applied to questions which are just about simple chemistry but it is specific to questions about 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-chemistry, acid-base, …
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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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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 state in which both reactants and products are present at concentrations which have no further tendency to change with time.
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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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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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For questions relating to water (H2O), specifically its structure, properties, and uses in chemistry.
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The scientific study of chemical processes in living organisms, including, but not limited to, living matter.
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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 used four questions about the naming of compounds and elements, usually using systematic names according to IUPAC recommendations, but also using retained traditional names.
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The study of rates and steps (mechanisms) of chemical processes.
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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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For questions related to the solubility of compounds in various solvents, especially in water.
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The branch of chemistry concerned with identifying and quantifying the chemical constituents of matter.
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Applies to long and complex natural product syntheses as much as to short one or two-step syntheses. This also covers synthetic problem sets and retrosynthetic analyses. Should not be applied to simpl…
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a measure of how acidic or basic an aqueous solution is.
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A field which implements computers to model and study chemical systems and chemical behavior, using various models, from approximations of the Schrodinger equation to Monte-Carlo simulations to modeli…
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Physical and chemical laws describing the properties and behavior of gases.
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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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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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Stoichiometry refers to the relationship between the amounts of substances of the reactants and the amount of substances of the formed products. This tag should be used for specific questions about ch…
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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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for questions about spectroscopic methods in practice and in theory, especially where tags for the individual method (such as [tag:nmr] or [tag:ft-ir]) are not available.
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Refers to the spatial arrangement of atoms in a chemical entity.
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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 conjugated ring of unsaturated bonds, lone pairs, or empty orbitals which exhibit a stabilization stronger than would be expected by the stabilization of conjugation alone. This tag should also be a…
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a subatomic particle with a negative elementary electric charge.