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Inorganic compounds generally do not have C-H bonds, while organic compounds do have such bonds. The distinction between inorganic and organic chemistry, however, is far from absolute.

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Gold and gold oxide redox reaction in water [on hold]

Can anyone tell me if a redox reaction of gold or gold oxide will occur in water around body temperature? I'm trying to figure out a redox reaction for two metals with saline being the conductive ...
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Why does atomic spectrum of calcium obey bohr model?

We know that Bohr model can only define the atomic spectrum of single electron species.But during flame test,orange rays are emitted when calcium is heated.Our chemistry teacher taught its theory ...
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Why does the metallic bond become weaker but the van der Waal's forces become stronger as the atomic radius increases? [on hold]

I just learned about the periodic table of elements. I was wondering what differences between van der Waal's force and metallic bond are. I'm just a rookie in chemistry. Can anyone please correct me ...
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Melting Wood On A Serious Note [duplicate]

I wanted to ask this question for a long time. The question is Is it possible to completely melt wood(Literally change it to liquid) All I've been getting is contradictory answers. Help please!
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Titration and purity [closed]

Take 1 g of the prepared di-phosphate crystals After dissolving in distilled water, bring it to volume 2 on the Juji balloon Take 2 ml of it and titrate with normal sulfuric acid Determine the purity ...
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Why is the boiling point of HI greater than that of HBr? [closed]

Since iodine is larger than bromine shouldn't hydrogen polarize iodine leading to the formation of covalent compound which has a lower boiling point?
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What is the structure of phosphorus pentachloride in the solid state? [closed]

I thought the answer would be $\ce{PCl3}$ seeing as $\ce{PCl5}$ is highly reactive and axial bonds are supposed to be weaker, but the answer given in my text book is $\ce{[PCl4]+[PCl6]-}.$ Also, what ...
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Why does NO2 exists as a neutral gas molecule, nitrite, nitronium?

Why does $\ce{NO2}$ exists as a gas molecule, $\ce{NO2-},$ $\ce{NO2+}?$ How are they different in structure and reactivity? I am confused how the same compound with same number of atom can have $+1,$...
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Would both iodide and iodate react with sulfuric acid?

If we have something that contains both $\ce{I-}$ and $\ce{IO3-}$ and it gets dissolved in $\ce{H2SO4},$ what reaction would occur? And I'm under the impression that it's an impossible reaction, but I ...
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How to know dichromate is being reduced from Cr⁶⁺ to Cr³⁺?

When potassium dichromate is being used as an oxidising agent, it gets reduced from chromium(VI) to chromium(III). Is there any way to know that or calculate that other than being familiar with ...
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Occurence of double displacement reaction [duplicate]

$\ce{AgNO3 + NaCl}$ gives $\ce{NaNO3 + AgCl}$ but why it's vice versa is not possible. My question is how to predict if a double displacement reaction will occur naturally or not.
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Why is helium considered as a non-metal?

How can helium be considered as a non-metal based on its chemical properties? Helium is a noble gas; it does not take part in chemical reactions under ordinary conditions. But non-metals tend to gain ...
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Sulphur trioxide problem

I'm having minor difficulties solving this problem: How many grams of sulfur (VI) oxide can be derived from 8 g of sulfur and 6 g of oxygen? (S-32) I've tried to solve it this way: $\ce{2S + 3O2 -...
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What's the role of sodium carbonate and hydrochloric acid for the neutralization of disaccharides into monosaccharides?

A couple of days ago we conducted the following experiment at school: Add 5mL of an aqueous solution of sucrose ($\ce{C6H22O11}$) to 1mL of concentrated hydrochloric acid and heat it for 10 minutes....
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Polyprotic acid - How does one calculate the CONCENTRATIONS of ALL species present in a solution when you start with 0.3M NaH2PO4? [duplicate]

Can anyone give me a push in the right direction, how do I calculate the concentration of all species present in a solution with 0.3M NaH2PO4. So the concentration of H3PO4, H2PO4 -, HPO4 2-, PO4 3- ...
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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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Can other molecules than H+ cause a kind of acid reaction?

In our body there are plenty of other positive ions like $\ce{Na+, K+}$ and $\ce{Ca^2+}$. Can they have a similar acid reaction as $\ce{H+}$ ions can do? If not why is just $\ce{H+}$ considered as ...
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Can I calculate the percentage of alcohol if I only know that 100ml wheight 90,135 g [closed]

Imagine I have a bottle of 100ml which weight 90,135gr. I know that there is only water and alcohol in it. I know that the weight of water is 0,998 gr/cm3 and alcohol is 0,79 gr/cm3. And when I try to ...
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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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Structure of IO2F5(2-) dianion

This question came in my exam to draw the Structure of $\ce{[IO_2F_5]^2-}$ I am confused. Here's what I reasoned: Iodine will have hybridisation $\ce{sp^3d^3}$ so it will be pentagonal bi ...
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The Sørensen pH scale and strong acids diltution from pH 1 to pH 4 by 1000 times?

I am reading a chemistry book that makes the following point about Sørensen's pH discovery regarding [H+] being in negative powers of 10: To dilute a solution from a pH 1 to a pH 4 (just 3 pH ...
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Why doesn't CO2 repel itself? [closed]

In a molecule like $\ce{CO2}$, the oxygens are more electronegative than the carbon, and so the electron cloud is denser around them. Then, isn't the oxygen going to be a negative dipole? The picture ...
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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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Determining the formula of tin(II) chloride hydrate [closed]

$\pu{1.20 g}$ of hydrated tin chloride decompose to form $\pu{1.01 g}$ of anhydrous tin chloride on heating. Calculate the value of $x$ given $$\ce{SnCl2.xH2O -> SnCl2 + x H2O}$$ I done it ...
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Why does fluorine form stable oxides while chlorine form unstable oxides? [closed]

The fluorine however it says my text book doesn't combine well with oxygen, nitrogen and itself but when about its oxides they are quite stable as $\ce{O3F2}$ has a melting point of $\pu{363 °C}$ ...
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How do reactant proportions affect the products of a chemical reaction?

Is it correct that if you alter the proportions of the reactants of many chemical reactions, especially step-wise, the products will change? Here is an example, please tell me if it is right or not: ...
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which chemical element has the lowest boiling point? [closed]

which chemical element has the lowest boiling point? Is it Helium(He) or is it Hydrogen(H)? Hydrogen is lighter than Helium.
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Can I grow chlorapatite crystals at home?

Can I grow chlorapatite crystals, $\ce{Ca10(PO4)6(Cl)2}$, at home? Is it as simple as ordering the elements online and throwing them into a beaker, and warming it up maybe?
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Why is sodium peroxide not of white colour even if it is paramagnetic? [closed]

Is colour always associated with paramagnetism?
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What is reduced and oxidized when potassium bromate reacts to oxygen and postassium bromide?

I'm trying to help lead my daughter to a solution and my high school chemistry is almost 30 years ago. For the following reaction, indicate the species being oxidezed and reduced and show the ...
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Why is hypophosphorous acid (H3PO2) a strong reducing agent?

Why is hypophosphorous acid $(\ce{H3PO2})$ a strong reducing agent? the oxidation state of phosphorous in $\ce{H3PO2}$ is $+5$, as hydrogen and oxygen both are more electronegative than phosphorous, ...
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HF co ordinate covalent bond? [duplicate]

Is it a co ordinate covalent bond,I think that due to high electronegativity of the fluorine atom it will attract the hydrogen electron towards itself.Am I right in thinking so?
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How do you tell whether fluorine goes to axial or equatorial position in iodine dioxide difluoride?

I need to find the $\ce{F-I-F}$ bond angle of $\ce{[IO2F2]^-}$. But the thing is I can put 2 fluorines in the equatorial or axial positions so I get 3 different answers. I'm guessing they're all ...
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Why is caesium considered the most reactive element and not fluorine? [closed]

Some people say caesium is most reactive element. I thought it to be fluorine as it is the element that reacts with almost all elements (except couple of inert gases). But caesium won't react many of ...
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How to write equations for a reaction of metals with water

Please write two equations for reacting lithium with water and barium with water. Make sure to add the states of matter after each compound. Currently, for lithium I have the equation $$\ce{2Li(s) +...
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Burning magnesium ribbon [closed]

I know that this might sound wrong but, in the reaction $$\ce{2 Mg(s) + O2(g) → 2 MgO(s) + energy}$$ isn't oxygen supposed to be oxidised as it has excess electrons $(\ce{O^2-})$ and can donate a ...
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Important Stoichiometry question, just need formula or help and answer checking [closed]

How many grams of Cobalt(II) chloride $\ce{CoCl2}$ is needed to make $\pu{0.645 L}$ with a concentration of $\pu{1.25 mol\:L^{-1}}$? (the molar mass of anhydrous $\ce{CoCl2}$ is $\pu{129.839 g\: mol^...
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Why nitrogen monoxide does not dimerise [duplicate]

This question has already been asked link Why doesn't nitrogen monoxide dimerize? but explination is not clear. I would like it to be explained in simple manner using molecular orbital diagram ...
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Compounds with high electron density [closed]

If $d$ is the ratio of the total number of electrons in a compound and the average radius(of all anions and cations, or covalent radii), are there known compounds (inorganic or organic) where $d$ is ...
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Chemistry of making glass [closed]

To boil glass, the lime and sand mixture of potash was heated and the off gas spent $\pu{125 mL}$ of barley hydroxide solution (density $\pu{1.14 g mL-1}$). The mass of the sediment was $\pu{4.925 g}$....
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water in redox reactions [closed]

why water can't react as anode , with metals , in a redox reaction? while studying electrochemistry, i passed through a table with certain metals , all having voltage (potential energy) less than ...
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Do you know book's name under the topic of anti corrosion materials and binders? [closed]

I need book's name talking about anti-corrosion materials or binders to complete my graduation project
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why bond length of double bond is less than that of triple bond? [closed]

why bond length of double bond is less than that of triple bond ? I came across this question many a times. I am confused because there is a sigma bond and two phi bond in triple bond and a sigma and ...
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Different types of oxide [closed]

Among the following oxides in order amphoteric, Basic, Acidic, Neutral and mixed oxides respectively: $\ce{B2O3, SnO2, CO, Pb3O4, CaO}$ I know metals are basic and non metals are acidic . But ...
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What is the effect of change in pH on precipitation? [closed]

What is the effect of change in pH on precipitation? I was curious as to how pH actually affects precipitation.
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What happens in the reaction of hydrogen peroxide with potassium iodide in acidic environment? [closed]

I would like to know how the products form in the following reaction: $$\ce{H2O2(aq) + 2KI(aq) + H2SO4(aq) -> I2(aq) + K2SO4(aq) + 2H2O(l)?}$$
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Are there ligands without lone pairs? [closed]

The Nitronium ion, which is a positively charged ligand, in which the donor atom is Nitrogen. The question is, that Nitrogen has a total of 5 electrons, it shares 2 with oxygen and donates 2 electrons ...
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High temperature acids

Some of the proton production of an acid happens due to temperature and some of the proton production of an acid happens due to quantum tunnelling.But if we increase the temperature a lot the proton ...
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Stability of oxohalogen species

Why the higher oxides of a halogen are more stable than the lower ones? I know that the stability order of oxides of chlorine is $$\ce{HClO4} > \ce{HClO3} > \ce{HClO2} > \ce{HClO}$$ But I ...
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Recrystallization [closed]

Briefly describe using a suitable example, how in laboratory, you could purify an organic compound (which is suitable in hot water, but not in cold water), from a mixture of 2 contaminants, one of ...