74 questions linked to/from Resources for learning Chemistry
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### Organic chemistry textbook for self-learning? [duplicate]

I am interested in learning organic chemistry in order to solidify my knowledge of molecular biology. However, there are a lot of options for organic chemistry textbooks, and I plan on simply ...
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### can anyone suggest me good chemistry video lectures [duplicate]

Can anyone please suggest me some websites from where i can get free chemistry video lectures?it must be relevant to iit jee syllabus.
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My daughter is a 3rd grader, but she reads at 8th grade level, and she is 2 grade levels ahead in math. She reads everything she gets her hands on. She took some chemistry activities, and she loved ...
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### Advanced Level Chemistry Book Recommendation [duplicate]

I have a test comming up on Chemistry in Advanced Level and I sincerly ask for a book recommendation for chemistry. I already got the book chemistry by Ramond Chang. And I am pretty near to the exam. ...
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### A Chemdrawing software? [duplicate]

I would like to know about a Chemdrawing sotware for 2-d molecular structures. it should be mainly linux based (but if it supports other OS's then that would be great)
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### Good books in inorganic chemistry? [duplicate]

I would like you to reccomend me a book (books) in inorganic chemistry , with good explanations , problems and solutions. Actually, i want to study it profoundly, but my theory isn't good enough.
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### A book like Feynman's Lectures to Physics, which deals with Chemistry and provides insights [duplicate]

I have been reading The Feynman Lectures, and it provides a lot of basic knowledge in physics. I would like to know if there exists a book for chemistry like this too.
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### Books on Chemical Reaction Theory [duplicate]

I got interested in Chemical Reaction Theory by studying the lecture notes of Feinberg and related papers for my bachelor thesis and want to dive deeper into that subject. Are there any books you ...
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### Analytical Chemistry Textbook Recommendation [duplicate]

Could anyone recommend a good book for self-learning that provide a clear, step by step guide on solving such chemical equilibria questions. It should cover the following topics: weak acid and ...
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### Resources to learn computational chemistry? [duplicate]

I am interested in learning computational chemistry to explore the possibility of postgraduate work in quantum/theoretical chemistry and would like to attempt self-studying. I know the basics of ...
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### Can anybody recommend me a Calculus Based General Chemistry textbook? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a Calculus Based General Chemistry textbook. I checked Atkins Chemical Principals but I didn't liked it that much. I'd be awesome if I had some more options 😃 Thanks!
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### Organic Chemistry Exercise Book [duplicate]

An Organic Chemistry Book that has only exercises? Better with solutions so to see if the answer is correct. Even more better if there is a PDF version. The exercises I am looking for are exercises ...
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### Studying Chemistry [duplicate]

I know this is a silly statement to say, but I really want to excel in Chemistry. The thing is, I forgot numerous things from elementary Chemistry such as introduction to basic stoichiometry. Do you ...
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### Book Recommendation for Molecular Orbital Theory [duplicate]

I posting my question here since I have seen similar questions but I haven't found the specific answer I am searching for. I am seeking textbook recommendations on Molecular Orbital Theory with ...
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### Which resources teach spectrum analysis of NMR and IR spectra? [duplicate]

I’m looking for a textbook that can teach me NMR and IR spectrum reading and analysis. I really don't understand how to read the spectra or how to analyse them.
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### Mastering inorganic chemistry for university [duplicate]

I want book recommendations for inorganic chemistry. I want to learn it in a way that every behavior or equation of elements seems logical and can be explained. Is there any book of that sort? It ...
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### Good summary of highschool to university chemistry [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: I've browsed similar questions, but sadly they refer to books that're either too basic or too specialized. Hello. I'm studying mechanical engineering (1st year), and we have to do a ...
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### what are some books and research papers that an aspiring theoretical chemist must read? [duplicate]

Can anybody suggest books that must be read by someone who wants to work in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry?
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### How can I obtain the wave function of the dihydrogen system, by hand using Self Consistent Field DFT calculations? [duplicate]

After doing some energy calculations for the $\ce{H2}$ system in Gaussian, using ωB97X-D/STO-3G level of theory, and generating a .wfn file, I wanted to understand better how the computer does ...
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### Guide to DFT functionals [duplicate]

Having recently begun studying Quantum and computational chemistry in depth... I am looking for a manual, text, or guide of any form that could explain the basic formulations and potential of the ...
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### Book Recommendations for Inorganic Chemistry Mechanisms [duplicate]

I am looking for a book which has details or basics to reaction mechanisms for inorganic chemistry for highschool level(preferably) or maybe undergrad level. Basically I am looking for a book which ...
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### Chemistry books for the general reader [duplicate]

I’m quite interested in chemistry, but reading the textbooks are a bit challenging. Are there any good chemistry books for the general reader that go a bit beyond the basics?
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### Inorganic foreign author books for odd electron species [duplicate]

I need a foreign author book which explains odd electron species in great detail ,(explaining dimerization , energetic) telling hybridization of central atom with one unpaired electron on it pls tell ...
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### Books for organic chemistry [duplicate]

What is the best book to start organic chemistry once I know the basic knowledge of reaction mechanisms like substitutions (nucleophilic, electrophilic and some basic other mechanisms that are given ...
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### Formulation chemistry. Can somebody suggest me an introductory book on this subject? [duplicate]

I am looking for an introductory book on formulation chemistry: the book should cover physico-chemical aspects in designing a formulation and also, if possible, the chemometric basic concepts used in ...
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### What does it mean to have coupling in H-NMR spectra? [duplicate]

That's the thing I didn't really get about NMR. By coupling, are the hydrogens coupled in that they split each other?
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### What is a good undergraduate bioorganic chemistry book? [duplicate]

What is a good undergraduate bioorganic chemistry book? I would like one of these as I'm tired of non-university books on the subject.
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### A comprehensive list of theoretical approximations that are used in computational chemistry

I am having trouble recognizing all the approximations that are used in computational chemistry. I would like to start an answer list (similar as to the list of resources for learning chemistry) that ...
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### Restricted open-shell versus unrestricted methods for open shell systems

Open-Shell systems (radicals and so on) can be modeled by single-determinant quantum chemical methods using unrestricted (u) or restricted open-shell (ro) methods (I am aware that single-determinant ...
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### How do I make 3d molecular graphics similar to those shown on Wikipedia?

I want to make 3d molecular graphics similar to those found on Wikipedia. In the page for benzene, you can see the structure looks like this: However, if I go to the interactive image as shown in ...
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### Is the notion of orbitals different in theoretical chemistry?

I am just an average chemistry student that is currently exposed to theoretical chemistry. And I am seeing very puzzling things, such as 1p, 2f, 3g orbitals. In my attempt to reconcile this, I was ...
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### Why isn't the orbital angular momentum also considered while calculating the magnetic moments 3d transition elements?

My textbook (Chapter: The d- and f- Block Elements) makes an interesting assertion, however, without any reason to back it up. Paramagnetism arises from the presence of unpaired electons, each such ...
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### Stability of 4-pyridone vs 4-pyridinol

In kryptomerism assignment, there was a question to compare more stable tautomeric form between 4-pyridone (1) and 4-pyridinol (2): Answer: 4-pyridone. My friend gave two plausible reasons: \$\ce{C=...
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### What are introductory level books on chemical engineering?

I'm currently enrolled in a chemical engineering course in my college, and in my first year, I'd like to get a nice introductory book on that field of study. I'd prefer that the book covers several ...
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### Is it possible to calculate the momentum of an electron precisely?

In a national level, undergraduate examination (TIFR-2018) following question was asked: Which of the following is not correct with regard to the uncertainty principle? An electron in an atom cannot ...
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### Why are excess nuclei required to produce an NMR signal?

In NMR, an excess population of nuclei is required to produce a signal. If saturation is achieved (same number of nuclei in the α and β states) no net signal can be produced. A signal is produced when ...
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### Periodic boundary conditions in DFT for cylindrical system

As I understand it, a DFT calculation uses periodic boundary conditions, whenever you want to simulate a bulk material. This is convenient because all information can then be extracted from the ...
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### What software was used to create these organic reaction scheme figures?

I am aware that software such as ChemDraw, ChemDoodle or MarvinSketch can be used to draw skeletal formulas and the like. But what can I use to draw (in a similarly professional way) reaction schemes, ...
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### What is the correct approach to obtain PES using CASSCF?

I am new to CASSCF. I want to draw a PES for the ground state and the first excited sate of methyl amine for learning purpose. I want to verify if I am correct using the correct approach. Do a ...
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### Szabo and Ostlund's calculation of repulsion integral on page 172 via A.41

Returning to Szabo & Ostlund after a hiatus I tried to recreate his STO-3G calculation for HeH+ which begins on p. 168. It all went fine except for the two-electron, two-center integrals. I ...
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### How are there three possible tautomers of 2,2,4-trimethylheptane-3,5-dione? [closed]

The answer for the above question is three. But I am able to draw four structures: Where am I getting it wrong?
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### Why do we observe signal coalescence during dynamic NMR?

At low temperature, the rotation around the N-C amide bond of dimethylformamide is slow, so the two methyl groups are in different chemical environments. The H NMR thus shows a peak for each of the ...
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### Conceptual tussle with kinetics of equilibrium and non-equilibrium processes

Prologue: Recently started with Chemical Kinetics at class. Came across a couple of points in Levine's Physical Chemistry (the book was recommended on Chem.SE; so I thought I'd give it a read :D) that ...
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### Are bones generally harder to corrode than human skin?

I am making a fantasy universe and really I am also curious to know if bones generally are harder to corrode than human skin in our world and at what rate? I was thinking to compare how a skeleton ...
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### How is a NMR spectrum obtained?

I am reading about NMR, and from what I'm understanding it should give information on the transition energies in the spectrum of the nuclear spin in a magnetic field. What I don't understand is how ...
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### What all computing knowledge should a computational chemist traditionally have? [closed]

If I want to develop algorithms or computer programs for studying chemical systems, where should I start? Is learning one or two programming languages like FORTRAN enough? And if I do it, then how do ...
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### My Misconception of Entropy

It was recently brought to my attention that my understanding of entropy is wonky at best. In my experience, entropy was introduced (superficially at best) during general chemistry/foundations of ...
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### Global reactivity parameters from open shell DFT calculations using Koopman's theorem

Koopmans' theorem is a useful approach to calculate the global reactivity parameters from the HOMO-LUMO energies. My question is, does it apply to the open-shell systems where we get two sets of ...