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Questions regarding the chemical properties of hydrogen and its behavior in reactions and compounds.

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Does anyone know a database that shows the effect of electrolyte concentration on the production of hydrogen gas during electrolysis of water?

I'm currently studying in the International Baccalaureate model. This high school model asks their students to do an individual work called the Internal Assessment. One of the subjects I study is ...
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Could metal hydride storage tanks for hydrogen store helium as well, given their repective atomic radii? [closed]

With atomic radii very similar, could helium dissolve into metallic foam about as well as hydrogen, thus making metal hydrite hydrogen tanks suitable for helium as well?
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Efficiency of H production from FeOOH catalyst?

Research has recently found that FeOOH is 25 times better at hydrogen production than titanium dioxide. Today, a new electrolysis plant delivers energy efficiency of around 80%. Is 25x the Honda-...
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Is a compound that reacts with another to form hydrogen for fueling aircraft possible [closed]

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and has great properties when reacting with oxygen for use as a fuel. Yet here on Earth, its production is prohibitively expensive, its storage ...
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Why is H2Te the strongest acid among the following?

Among H2S, H2Se, H2Te the strongest acid is H2Te. The reason being that the bond strength in it the weakest so it dissociates easily. But my question is that why does it looses H+ in first place ...
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Are there other carbon free gasses that can be used for energy transport, apart from hydrogen? [closed]

Various gasses are currently used to transport and store energy for heating and electricity generation. Most of them contain carbon: Methane, propane, butane, carbon monoxide and natural gas. It ...
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Figure out how many deuterium atoms in a 3 microgram ice core sample

I'm in an introductory Chemistry class and ran into a Pearson problem, that no-one in our class including our professor has been able to truly figure out. I know the solution is $4.69 \times 10^{13}$...
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beer alcohol measurement

I bought an alcohol hydrometer (scale $0-40\%$) to measure the alcohol in my home made beer, at the end of fermentation and prior to bottling. While it is accurate on pure water (@ $0\%$), home made ...
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How to check whether intramolecular hydrogen bonding takes place in cyclic compounds?

How can we confirm or have a clear idea whether hydrogen bonding is taking place in substituents of cyclic compounds? For example, it takes place in ortho-nitrophenol, but it doesn't take place in ...
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Radius of hydride (H⁻) ion

What is the radius of the hydride $(\ce{H-})$ ion? There are several sources with conflicting reports on the same. Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of structure and Reactivity cites Pauling’s 1960 ...
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Hydrogen bonding in B(OH)4 - [closed]

How does hydrogen bonding affect hybridisation of species? I mean in $\ce{B(OH)3}$ the hybridization of boron is $\mathrm{sp^2}$ but in aqueous phase, is the hybridization same or it changes?
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What is the order of acidity for hydrogens in primary, secondary and tertiary alkanes, alkenes, and cycloalkanes [duplicate]

The bond dissociation energies of C-H bonds in alkanes, alkenes and aromatic compounds decrease in the following order: primary > secondary > tertiary > allylic > benzylic. The weaker the bond, the ...
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Which gas is a oxidizing agent as well as a reducing agent?

I think it's Hydrogen, because, $\ce{PbO + H2 -> Pb + H2O}$ Here $\ce{PbO}$ is reduced to $\ce{Pb}$ and $\ce{H2}$ acts as a reducing agent. But, in $\ce{2K + H2 -> 2KH}$, hydrogen gains a ...
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Have IH₃ and IH₅ already been synthesized?

I've seen a paper by Sikalov [1] that says that $\ce{IH3}$ and $\ce{IH5}$ should be observable. Has anyone actually tried to synthesize such molecules? References Sikalov, A. A. Hypervalent Halogen ...
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Why should we be interested in catalyst for electrolysis?

I've been reading papers on Phosphided metals (CoP, NiP, FeP) as a catalyst for electrolysis. They increase the current density of the cell for a voltage. If it still requires 39.4 kilowatt-hours ...
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Does magnesium carbonate exist? what makes magnesium bicarbonate different from calcium bicarbonate [closed]

In my book, I found the following reactions: $\ce{Ca(HCO3)2 ->[\Delta] CaCO3 + … }$ $\ce{Mg(HCO3)2 ->[\Delta] Mg(OH)2 +...}$ What makes these two reactants different? Why is one forming ...
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Typical reaction yield for combustion of hydrogen [closed]

I am writing an essay on the chemistry of rocket fuel, and I was wondering what, if any, would be a commonly accepted value for the actual yield of the reaction between hydrogen, $\ce{H2},$ and oxygen,...
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Ionization of hydrogens in hypophosphorous acid

Does anyone know why the hydrogen atoms bonded with phosphorus in $\ce{H3PO2}$ are not ionizable? I tried looking in high school level books, but they only describe the process, not the real reason. ...
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Hydrogen reactor, with electrolysis [closed]

I was thinking about hydrogen reactors. How they turn hydrogen and oxygen into water. I just learned about electrolysis, so I was curious how efficient it would be, to fill a cars tank up with ...
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Why do bubbles form when a reactive metal is placed in a less reactive metal's salt solution?

What is the gas that if formed when a reactive metal is placed in a salt solution of a less reactive metal? Theoretically, it should just be a simple displacement. I know that this question has been ...
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Amperage for the electrolysis of water?

I am electrolysing water using several different potential catalysts for my eight grade science fair project. The electrolysis will be running at 2 to 2.5 volts over nickel electrodes, as I do not ...
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Using a the particle in a box - one dimension, to calculate the zero point energy of an hydrogen atom

I have been tasked with using the one dimensional particle in a box model to calculate the zero point energy of an hydrogen atom with different sizes. Using the formula $E_1=h^2/(8mL^2)$ for a box ...
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Why carbon monoxide reacts with hydrogen to give different products in the presence of different catalysts

My books says how carbon monoxide will react with hydrogen to give different products with different catalysts, but how exactly do different catalysts yield different products. Do they provide ...
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H and H- atomic and ionic radius [closed]

A hydrogen anion has a bigger radius than neutral H . Why is this happening ? I mean both electrons exist at the same shell so this is not it. Both H- and H have 1 proton so this is not it as well . ...
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Why is triatomic hydrogen relatively short-lasting?

The first chapter of Fleming's "Molecular Orbitals and Organic Interactions," describes the formation of triatomic hydrogen. In summary, the sigma MO of diatomic hydrogen interacts in phase with the ...
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Most dense hydrogen containing composition [closed]

I am searching for a composition which could host the most hydrogen atoms in a specific volume. Note that this density is sought for justifiable conditions in terms of pressure, temperature, ... and ...
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How can I neutralise H2 gas without burning it? [closed]

I was thinking of maybe making it bubble into a solution containing something that would react with H2 yielding either a dissolved substance or a precipitate from the reaction. Maybe a solution with ...
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Why does hydrogen burn spontaneously in fuel cell at room temperature?

It's well known that if you mix $\ce{H2}$ and $\ce{O2}$ in ambient conditions, the $\ce{H2}$ will be stable indefinitely, and will only react with $\ce{O2}$ to form water when ignited by a flame. The ...
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Gas chromatography flame ionization detector (FID) - why hydrogen gas?

Why is $\ce{H2}$ used in an FID, apart from the fact its combustion does not contaminate the flame? In other words, is the temperature of the flame important or critical? Is the stability of the ...
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Is a hydrogen molecule smaller than hydrogen atom?

Recently I came across a textbook of physical chemistry which stated the following: In the formation of a stable hydrogen molecule, two hydrogen atoms share a pair of electrons between them and two ...
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Ordering the lines obtained in the H line spectrum based on energy they possess

I am trying to do the following question which asks me to calculate the wavelength of the green line in the visible spectrum of H. The authors claim that the green line is the second most energetic ...
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Home-grown diamond using CVD

I want to make a diamond at home using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). If I use a metal chamber filled with methane and hydrogen gas and heated with a microwave oven oscillator element, will the ...
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Standard litres to kg conversion for Hydrogen [closed]

When looking at hydrogen fuel tanks, they often give the capacity in terms of "standard litres". However, I can't find a definition of what this is. I assumed this may mean a litre of hydrogen gas ...
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Can a Hydrogen Radical form in a chemical reaction?

Original question: During kolbe electrolysis of Formic acid, H2 is released at which electrode? What I thought: H2 will form at cathode due to reduction of water. But will the Formic acid decompose ...
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Comparing acidity in 3,4-dihydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one and 2,3-dihydroxycyclopent-2-en-1-one

I have two compounds with two hydrogens namely (a),(b),(c) and (d). I have to compare the acidity of the following hydrogens. My approach: I removed the hydrogen atoms one by one and compared the ...
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Pre-Hydrogen Feature On the Output Of a Gas Chromatography Thermal Conductivity Detector

A candidate for "dark matter", predicted and now apparently detected to have both a higher thermal conductivity and higher diffusion rate than H2 is purported in this PowerPoint Presentation file. ...
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Pure Hydrogen and Dry Hydrogen Difference [closed]

Do pure and dry hydrogen are the same? What does dry hydrogen actually means. And what does pure hydrogen means.
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Would sodium explode in salt water?

I’ve seen the video etc of sodium being put into freshwater and the reaction of flames/small explosion but I wonder if the same reaction would occur if conducted in salt water such as the ocean.
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Overlap matrix (H2 molecule, STO-3G) [closed]

I'd want to implement SCF method using Modern Quantum Chemistry (Szabo). But when I want to calculate overlap matrix for H2 (STO-3G basis) my results aren't equal to true overlap matrix that there's ...
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Slope of Graph of Wave Number vs inverse square of the principal quantum number(1/n^2) in Hydrogen Emission spectrum

What is the final expression we get for wave number in a hydrogen emission spectrum? Let us say for example from 6 to an orbit $n$. Considering that it is an emission spectrum, I think it would be ...
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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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Hydrogen storage using activated carbons

On Wikipedia, a possibility of using activated carbons to store hydrogen is reported. According to the Wikipedia page, this solution can be used to store around 5 wt% by cooling down the hydrogen to -...
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Why do we need to add hydrogen to amorphous silicon?

I was recently studying about Staebler-Wronski effect observed in amorphous silicon (a-Si). I realised it was due to imperfections in the lattice structure and breaking of Si-Si bond to Si-H bonds. ...
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Does the hydrohelium dication exist?

It is well-known that there exists the $\ce{He2^2+}$ dication, and also $\ce{HHe+}$ and $\ce{H2+}$ cations. But I could not find any definite information about the existence or inexistence of the $\ce{...
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Why is hydrogen not very electronegative? [closed]

I looked at my reactivity series and I have just realized that hydrogen and carbon are both included in the series, even though they are non-metals. So why is hydrogen more electropositive than ...
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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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What is the sense of electronic configuration of an atom if an electron can be in any superposition of energy eigenfunctions?

I recently started learning abou the quantum mechanical explanation of hydrogen atom. In the derivation of the wave functions of hydrogen atom we find its energy eigenfunctions. But according to the ...
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My confusion regarding Hydrogen peroxide

In Hydrogen peroxide, the oxidation number of oxygen is "-1" instead of "-2". But it seems to me that, the oxygen atoms have '-2' as their oxidation number as each oxygen atom here is connected to a ...
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Hydrogen bonds - why not in HCl? [duplicate]

In a textbook1, I found the following clear definition of hydrogen bonds: The strongest secondary bonding type, the hydrogen bond, is a special case of polar molecule bonding. It occurs between ...
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How does protium fusion produce helium? [closed]

In stellar nucleosynthesis, how is helium produced from a protium atom that has no neutrons?

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