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Book reference for electronic occupation of TM

Is there a book I can reference that has a table like this? I can't reference an online source on my thesis and all the pictures I have found online like this don't make their reference explicit. ...
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What are good examples of questions that make college students think about chemistry concepts? [closed]

I am teaching the second semester of general chemistry at the college level. The course tends to get bogged down in calculations, and sometimes we forget about the big picture and what is going on at ...
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Inorganic chemistry for condensed matter physicists

I'm a theoretical condensed matter physicist, on a field of magnetism research. I wonder if any of you could recommend a concise and well-written textbook on inorganic chemistry to learn concepts of ...
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What do you think is a good way to explain electronic configurations? [closed]

Understanding electronic configurations is vital, but a huge number of students face difficulties in understanding the why and the how. What approach do you think I should take in explaining ...
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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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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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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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Fundamentals of mathematics and physics for physical chemistry [closed]

Before I start studying chemistry, I want to gain some knowledge about the fundamentals of mathematics and physics that are important to better understand the principles of physical chemistry, ...
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Energy required for obtaining required mass of aluminium from alumina via electrolysis

How do I know how much energy I need to obtain 20 g alumunium from alumina with 5 V? I calculated the quantity of electricity is 2.22 F. Any help appreciated!
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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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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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Confusion in solution for this Question regarding mole concept [closed]

$\pu{48g}$ of graphite and $\pu{16g}$ of $\ce{O2}$ is given. The question is to count the no of molecules of $\ce{CO2}$ produced? Now, the solution in book is this No of $\ce{C}$ atoms = $\frac{\pu{...
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Finding the structure based on spectra

I had to identify the structure of a drug based off the spectra I had. I suck at this. I gave it my best go and got some ugly structure, only to check it using a database and find out I was wrong. I ...
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Energy levels of combined orbitals

I saw the MO diagram for a NH3 molecule but couldn't understand why the combined atomic orbitals were in the positions they were, and if these positions were fixed. Why is the sigma anti bonding ...
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Will group 2 chlorides dissolve in water in water or react to produce distinct products? How does this differ by the type of salt? [closed]

I thought it'd dissolve... but am i wrong? I added calcium chloride to water, and it was smoking, i was so confused. Can someone explain happened? I am doing an experiment where i dissolve salts in ...
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Electron defficient molecules

Electron defficiency is a common feature in some class of compounds of Group 13 elements (B,Al,Ga). In some covalent compounds of Be too the same nature prevails. To compansate this electron ...
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Recommendations for textbooks with correct and up-to-date information

I recently began studying chemistry, only to find out that, apparently, concepts such as “octet expansion” and Lewis structures are outdated and incorrect. And I don’t mean they’re approximations of ...
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Database for experimental diatomic ionization energies

I am looking for a database, in which the experimental ionization energies (and e.g. heat of formation) of atoms and diatomic molecules are listed as files. If it comes with a Python package, that ...
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What is the implication of having the internal energy equal the Gibbs free energy?

I came up with a hypothetical equation of state, where one of the consequences is that $U=G$, where $U$ is the internal energy and $G$ is the Gibbs free energy. I wanted to ask the chemists, is there ...
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Drawing bicarbonate ion in different way [closed]

I don't know why can't I draw $\ce{[HCO3]-}$ like that: I tried to draw it like that and checked everything. I checked formal charge and all was good. Why they draw it OH I know its also alright but ...
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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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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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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 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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Handling reactions in chemistry [closed]

Q:1 So far, after studying chemistry for two years I am unable to figure out any well-defined methodology of handling a particular reaction either in General or Organic chemistry. So I would ...
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Is there any book as Landau's for Physics but for Chemistry? [closed]

Landau's series of books are a collection of books that describe briefly but very deeply the core part of the main fields of Physics. He wrote them rigorously and they are very very abstract. He gave ...
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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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Book for understanding synthetic techniques and apparatus(with pictures) [closed]

Is there a standard textbook to understand numerous laboratory apparatus and the assembly techniques that can be used for carrying out different processes (with pictures)? I have been cleaning my lab ...
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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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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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Programs for chemical structure visualisation and drawing 2d and 3d [duplicate]

I want to create list of simple and useful software to draw molecules 2d and 3d with small description. Not necessary only freeware software. Also web-based services are interesting. Your help in ...
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$j$-$j$ coupling interaction in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

I am studying Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and I have some difficulties in understanding the j-j coupling interaction. What does actually happen from the physical point of view to the electronic ...
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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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Can someone suggest me important references for deriving EOM in MCSCF?

I am currently starting a project dealing with MCSCF method. Can someone please give me references (papers or lecture notes are preferred) which may be considered as the "corner stones" in the history ...
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How is group theory (and matrices) used in symmetry operations? [closed]

I am a high school IB student. For my 2-year math course, there is an internal assessment called "exploration" which should be max. 12 pages long. The goal of this assignment is for students to ...
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Solubility of gases in water in comparison to their liquefiability

My textbook of physical chemistry says ...The following factors affect the solubilities of gases in liquids: (i) Nature of the gas and solvent: Generally, the gases which can be easily liquefied are ...
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Reference for molecular orbital theory [duplicate]

I am studying electron collision with molecules, and came across with notation like this $\left(\mathrm{B}^{1} \Sigma_{u}^{+}, \mathrm{c}^{3} \Pi_{u}, \mathrm{a}^{3} \Sigma_{g}^{+}, \mathrm{C}^{1} \...
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Can anybody help me out with this chain conversion? [closed]

I can understand that grignard reagent will attack the oxygen breaking the double bond of the oxygen forming a diol but that is unstable so it should form a Ketone but after that I can't really ...
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What's a good chemistry book for a practical man [closed]

Yesterday I picked up my old organic chemistry book and started to read it from the first chapter. After a couple of minutes I realized that I don't understand the concepts at all. The first chapter ...
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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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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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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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Why beta C w.r.t. the carbonyl group has the highest coefficient in the LUMO of acrolein?

I want to know the way, how to know which atom has greatest coefficient in a particular MO level in π-MO of a π conjugated system. I faced this problem when I was going through weak nucleophile attack ...
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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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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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Why are only two bond structures considered for ozone and not three? [duplicate]

We were taught in chemistry that: Formal charges can be determined by drawing the Lewis dot structure, then subtracting the nonbonding electrons and half of the bonding electrons from the number of ...
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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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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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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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ML6 Type Coordinate Complexes - Drawing a Molecular Energy Orbital Diagram

In class we recently discussed how to draw out molecular orbital energy diagrams for compounds such as NH3 (ammonia). Building upon this, we touched on how to construct a molecular energy diagram for ...

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