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

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Why are group 7 to 9 elements good hydrogenation catalyst?

In my exam question came: statement 1- activity of hydrogenation catalyst increase from group 5 to 11 with maximum activity shown by group 7 to 9 group elements. Statement 2- reactants are very ...
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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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Inorganic reactions related to nascent hydrogen [closed]

Nascent hydrogen is prepared by (A) $\ce{Na}$ and $\ce{C2H5OH}$ (B) $\ce{Al}$ and $\ce{NaOH}$ (C) $\ce{Zn}$ and dil. $\ce{H2SO4}$ (D) All of these My attempt I know that option (A) &...
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Chemical equation that can be balanced in infinite number of ways?

When I was studying for my chemistry test, I found an equation that illustrates how to get water gas (carbon monoxide + hydrogen) out of methane. It is stated like this: $$\begin{align}\ce{2CH4 + CO2 +...
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Hydrogen venting: Why no flame arrestors?

I was reading the guidelines for safe venting of Hydrogen. One item says "no flame arrestors". Just wondering the scientific reason why flame arrestors may be frowned upon when for venting of most ...
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Is neutron a compressed form of hydrogen atom?

As I know: $E_\mathrm{p} = \pu{938.272 MeV}, \quad E_\mathrm{e} = \pu{0.511 MeV}, \quad E_\mathrm{n} = \pu{939.565 MeV}$ $E_\mathrm{n} − (E_\mathrm{p} + E_\mathrm{e}) = \pu{0.782 MeV}$ $M_\...
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Would a hydrogen/oxygen fuel cell be a good choice for energy storage and generation in H2 rich atmospheric environments?

So imagine an atmospheric probe sent to enter the atmosphere of a giant gas planet. There would be no need to store hydrogen since a compressor or an inlet with sufficient dynamic pressure would allow ...
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Bond dissociation energy of the trihydrogen cation

Recently, in one of the questions in an assignment on the topic of energetics, we were asked to explain why the bond dissociation energy for the trihydrogen cation is much larger than what we would ...
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Why isn't pure ortho hydrogen possible to obtain?

In school, I've learned that we can only get an ortho hydrogen content upto 75%. Why is that we can obtain a pure sample of para hydrogen, but not ortho hydrogen? What prevents us from isolating ortho ...