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Questions tagged [mechanochemistry]

The branch of chemistry that deals with the study of the influence of mechanical forces on reactions.

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What makes Gorilla Glass more durable with each generation?

Gorilla Glass (GG) is one of the most recognizable brands of toughened glasses today, thanks to their marketing and widespread usage in various gadgets and automobile industry. According to Wikipedia,...
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Chemistry of charging an insulator material

Earlier this year, I had learnt in Physics class that rubbing two different materials against each other can charge the materials (i.e. cause each material to either be positively-charged or ...
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How phenyl shift is possible in Benzil-benzilic rearrangement?

We know C-C bond is much stronger than C-OH bond (because similar sized atoms have maximum overlap)as in case of phenyl-cabonyl carbon bond. Also due to resonance there is double bond character in ...
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Counterintuitive Reaction of Aluminium On Steel Balls

There is a certain video which I just watched about 2 large cast iron balls. If the balls are struck together, no reaction happens, but if one is covered in aluminium foil and then struck, a large ...
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Introduction to ball tumbler chemistry?

Chemistry that takes place in a ball tumbler is distinctly different from aqueous chemistry. Is there a good introduction to this method?
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mechanism of mechanically triggered explosion [duplicate]

There are several well known explosives which can be mechanically triggered. I am curious about the mechanism of such a reaction, though. I guess one can give an easy answer when the explosive is ...
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How might ammonia be created in this mechanochemical reaction?

Can mechanical agitation catalyze reactions? It appears so (thanks to Mithoron for the pointer!). We observed the following: We were using 10-micron hBN powder to impact-plate copper bearings (e.g., ...
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Is there a possible effect of mechanical vibration on the stability of organic molecules?

Is there a possible theoretical effect of mechanical vibration on the stability of organic molecules. E.g. some medicines degrade if they are not stored in a fridge, is there a theoretical ...