Questions tagged [hydrocarbons]

Hydrocarbons are compounds containing only hydrogen and carbon atoms. This tag should be applied when a saturated or an unsaturated hydrocarbon is the main focus. For aromatic hydrocarbons, use [tag:aromatic-compounds] instead. For halohydrocarbons or other functional derivatives, use [tag:halides] or other relevant tags instead.

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Does benzene react with steam to create an alcohol?

Benzene has a molecular formula of $\ce{C6H6},$ right? Surely it has some alkene-like properties because of the double bonds, so can it undergo a hydration reaction to create alcohol?
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Which reaction is useful to prepare odd number of hydrocarbons?

Which reaction is useful to prepare odd number of hydrocarbons: Wurtz reaction Kolbe electrolysis Corey–House synthesis Oxymercuration Wurtz reaction produces even products except if we take ...
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Rate law of the reaction of propane with oxygen

In class, I have a demonstration where I light a bubble filled with propane. As I add oxygen, the bubbles combust faster and more quickly. I have already balanced out the chemical reaction like so: $$...
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How to remove wash anthracene oil/creostae oil from stainless steel tanker?

I once loaded anthracene oil/creosate Oil in my stainless steel tanker and I had to transport it to some factory. The material was inside the tanker for throughout the journey that was of around 8 ...
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Ozonolysis of 1,2,3,4,5,8‐hexahydronaphthalene

Consider 1,2,3,4,5,8‐hexahydronaphthalene: If one equivalent of ozone is added, then which double bond will undergo ozonolysis? If it attacks the more electron rich one, then unstable 10 membered ...
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Does Hydroboration oxidation always give Anti-Markonikov product? [duplicate]

Consider the case of pent-2-ene, what will happen if we make this compound undergo hydroboration oxidation? I tried this by checking stability of partial positive charge developing on the carbon in ...
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400–430 degrees Celsius heated bath

I want to perform a reaction which needs the temperature to be maintained between 400–430 °C. Since it's the only practical solution, I opted for a heated bath. I'm looking for a hydrocarbon fraction/...
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Why are triple covalent carbon to carbon bonds drawn linearly in skeletal structure? [duplicate]

In the link see that cyclic C-C structure with a triple covalent bond is drawn with an angle, probably the only way to draw it but why is it drawn linearly in non-cyclic and not like single or double ...
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Naming ester as a substituent to carboxylic acid

Can carboxylic acid functional group -COOH and ester's functional group R-COO-R' be in one structure? If yes, carboxylic acid will be the parent chain and ester will be the substituent as c.a. is ...
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Based on their respective number of degrees of freedom, what's the most efficient fuel; hydrogen or gasoline?

The reaction of octane's combustion is: $$\ce{2 C8H18 + 25 O2 -> 18 H2O + 16 CO2}$$ I am asked for computing the number of degrees of freedom of the octane given that its specific heat is $\pu{...
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Resonating structures of (pentan‐2‐ylidene)oxidanium

Draw resonating strictures of the following compound: In this molecule there are two π-components, but they are not conjugated. According to me, as there is no conjugation, it should not have a ...
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Size of hydrocarbons and boiling point

Increasing the contract surface area between hydrocarbons raises boiling point, so hexane should have a higher boiling point than propane. This doesn't really make sense to me. What is the difference ...
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Sulphonation of benzene

Will nitrobenzene and benzene have the same rate towards sulphonation reaction, since the formation of sigma complex is not the RDS of this reaction?
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Does there exist a dye that will primarily bind with water in a water/oil emulsion?

I'm wondering if there exists a type of dye that will bind primarily with water when introduced to a water/oil emulsion. That way if the water is centrifuged to the bottom of the vial, it will be dyed ...
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What are “O-hydrocarbons”? A pharma translator's question (Russian to English, “О-углеводороды”)

A translator colleague is translating from Russian a plan for study of a number of leachable and extractable substances (pharmacology). This Russian text mentions one particular class of chemicals ...
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Which of the 2 structures is more stable?

As far as I know, alkenes with more number of hyperconjugating structures are more stable. Hyperconjugation has a greater stablizing effect than Inductive effect. So, (d) should be more stable as it ...
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Stability of alkadienes

Which of the following is the most stable? (i) Conjugated alkadiene $(\ce{CH2=CH-CH=CH2})$ (ii) Isolated alkadiene $(\ce{CH2=CH-CH2-CH=CH2})$ (iii) Cumulated alkadiene $(\ce{CH2=C=CH2})$ (...
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Relationship between structure and shock sensitivity for branched vs straight hydrocarbons and ammonium ions

In p. 137 of John D. Clark's Ignition! (in the new edition), Clark reports an interesting observation regarding the shock sensitivity of different isomers of alkyls and ammonium salts. Specifically, ...
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How to convert but-2-ene to but-1-ene? [closed]

How can we convert but-2-ene to but-1-ene? Is it even possible, since but-2-ene is the more stable one.
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3D printing of alumina

I want to print a structure of alumina, and the 3D printer that I am using is an extrusion-based printer. So I need your help in knowing that what composition (binders and deflocculant) of alumina ...
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Why total heat of hydrogenation of 1,3-cyclohexadiene is more than that of benzene?

I'm told that heat of hydrogenation (HOH) is directly proportional to number of π bonds and inversely proportional to stability. So, is the aromaticity responsible for this? Also, what is the general ...
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Which will be the major monochlorination product? [closed]

Which of these compounds represents the major monochlorination isomer formed in the following reaction? According to selectivity theory, the answer should be (c). However, the given answer is (...
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ICHO Synthesis Problem 2018

I've several doubts about this ICHO synthesis problem, which was a part of the preparatory problem package of 2018 (so yes, it's not a part of an ongoing contest) Before sharing the answer given, I'...
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Expanded structure formula and Lewis dot structure, whats the difference?

I am teaching my self the basics of chemistry and I have done lewis dot structure before. Right now I am going into carbon chemistry which often use structure formulas to represent compounds. There is ...
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Hydrogenation of 1-hexene with Raney nickel

For my high school senior chemistry project, I need to create and perform a lab. I've chosen to do the hydrogenation of 1-hexene with the catalyst of Raney nickel. I'm struggling because I'm not ...
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Atomic carbon in rocket exhaust

Inspired by this article, I've been looking at using metallic hydrogen as a rocket fuel using CEARUN. I'm looking at diluting the atomic hydrogen with liquid methane to reduce the chamber temperature ...
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Determination of molecular formula of hydrocarbons by combustion analysis

So, I've this question in my textbook: $\pu{20 mL}$ of unknown gaseous hydrocarbon reacts with excess oxygen gas. It decreases by $\pu{30 mL}$ upon cooling down. It decreases farther $\pu{40 mL}$ ...
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Can hydrides react with hydrocarbons? And why?

I have read there exist so called "magic" (super strong) acids which can provide a proton to saturated hydrocarbons, producing cation and hydrogen molecule. Can hydrides act in the same manner (pick a ...
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Why is petrol also called octane?

Why do people commonly use octane as a synonym for petrol (gasoline)? Isn't petrol a mixture of hydrocarbon distillates--not a pure substance?
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Why are there distortions in electron cloud in molecules? How does increase surface area amplify these distortions?

In the physical properties of hydrocarbons,it is said that branched hydrocarbons have relatively less boiling point than it's linear form. From what I have learnt is that it is due to the increase in ...
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Why does benzene have 3 π–π* transitions in the UV range, but ethene, butadiene, and hexatriene each have only 1?

Are the π and π* orbitals of benzene much closer together in energy which allows for multiple transitions? Why is this not the case for hexatriene if they both contain the same number of pi bonds?
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Organic reduction of alkene

Can Wolff Kishner and Clemmensen Method be used to reduce alkyne or alkene. If so do they produce syn addition or anti addition product. ?
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Can the inverse of a micelle be formed with non-polar solvents?

A micelle is formed due to the clustering of soap molecules wherein the interior of the cluster is formed by the hydrophobic end and the ionic ends are on the surface of the cluster. So, if a non-...
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Does silicon have catenation property?

We know that there are countless organic compounds of carbon chain because of carbon's catenation. Silicon also is in the same group of carbon. Does it also have the catenation property? If not, why?
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Why can't terminal alkynes take part in Birch reduction?

According to my book terminal alkynes are not observed in Birch reduction.Why is this so? The only property I know about them is that they are slightly acidic. Does this have something to do with it? ...
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Why can't a quaternary carbon product be obtained by alkane isomerization in presence of AlCl3 and HCl?

This question actually deals with the reaction in another question: Isomerisation of alkanes under Lewis acidic conditions. I have a further doubt, regarding this reaction my book says that a ...
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What is the correct name of 3-isopropyl-4-methylhexane?

In the branched alkane shown above, I've been told that 3-isopropyl-4-methylhexane is supposedly the correct name. However, in the alternative numbering scheme on the right, the parent chain is still ...
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What is the mechanism of alkane combustion?

I understand that combustion of hydrocarbons (such as alkanes) produces energy by breaking bonds: $$\ce{C_nH_{2n} + $\frac{3n}{2}$ O2 -> nCO2 + n H2O}$$ And I can find dozens of explanations of ...
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Relative strengths of methyl, primary, secondary, and tertiary C–H bonds

Which of the highlighted C–H bonds in the following compounds is weakest? (R = generic alkyl group) I personally thought that the answer was 1 but it is given as 4 in the answer key. I didn't ...
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Rearrangement with sodium iodide (ring opening)

I'm not able to figure out the mechanism for this reaction. I don't see how sodium iodide in acetone could lead to rearrangement, and surprisingly ring opening! What is this reaction called, if it ...
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Mechanism for formation of Quinol from a Phenolic Ether

What's the mechanism for formation of Quinol from the given phenolic substrate? The reaction seems to be an acid catalysed hydrolysis, but I'm not able to reach the final product. I guess the first ...
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Napthalene - Friedel Crafts Alkylation and Acylation [duplicate]

Where does Friedel Crafts Alkylation and Acylation occur in Napthalene? Are the reactions kinetic-thermodynamic controlled? Here's something I came across - While alkylation occurs at alpha ...
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Fluorination of Carbonyl Compounds using Molybdenum Hexafluoride

What is the mechanism of halogenation of carbonyl compounds using molybdenum hexafluoride? How does it work? Here's a reaction I came across - Can we use it for all carbonyl compounds, or, are there ...
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Why is bis(1,2,2,6,6-Pentamethyl-4-Piperidinyl) Sebacate used as a “bottom coat” for a superhydrophobic coating?

According to this MSDS sheet, a compound named bis(1,2,2,6,6-Pentamethyl-4-Piperidinyl) Sebacate is used in the "bottom coat" layer before a "top coat" of superhydrophobic NeverWet coating is applied. ...
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Does hydration show kharasch effect?

In the conversion of propene to 1-propanol, can we just use water in presence of peroxide instead of first converting it into 1-bromopropane and then reacting with $\ce{NaOH}$?
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What are the different types of catalysts used in catalytic hydrogenation of alkynes?

This is a question from Org. Chem. by Solomons, Fryhle & Snyder, adapted for JEE by M.S. Chouhan : In the first step, I expected that the reaction would stop at alkene formation via syn ...
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What is the softening temperature of styrofoam?

Does anybody know the softening temperature of styrofoam (expanded polystyrene)? By styrofoam I mean the solid made of expanded polystyrene balls used in packaging.
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Reaction of cyclopropane with hot potassium permanganate

Hot potassium permanganate is usually used as an oxidising agent, and cyclopropane being an unstable three membered ring undergoes reaction with several reagents such as bromine, $\ce{HBr}$, metal ...
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Rate of catalytic hydrogenation of alkenes

What does the rate of catalytic hydrogenation of alkenes depend upon? What'd be the increasing order of rate towards catalytic hydrogenation of the following alkenes, A (2-methylpropene), B (cis-but-2-...
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Is rearrangement possible in cyclic bromonium ion?

I wonder what the product of the above reaction is, that is, bromination of the given alkene in non polar solvent carbon tetrachloride (proceeds through cyclic bromonium ion intermediate). Once the ...