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An electrically neutral entity consisting of more than one atom (n > 1). Rigorously, a molecule, in which n > 1 must correspond to a depression on the potential energy surface that is deep enough to confine at least one vibrational state. This tag should be applied to question about certain molecules or a class of them.

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How did the first amino acids appear on Earth?

Is there proof or a theory that shows that the first amino acid syntheses on Earth were influenced by a change in heat, gravity, radiation, or something similar?
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Measure the complexity of a molecule

Back in April, there was an article in new scientist discussing the work of Lee Cronin, who postulated that molecules of a certain complexity must be biological. Cronin has developed a way to ...
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Kinetic Diameter: How to calculate it? Pressure influence?

Wikipedia states: Kinetic diameter is a measure applied to atoms and molecules that expresses the likelihood that a molecule in a gas will collide with another molecule. It is an indication of the ...
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Is water the most common multielemental compound?

Water is a very common substance, not just on Earth, but also in space. Although water usually occurs in space as a solid and occasionally as a gas and relatively rarely as a liquid, the most common ...
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Calculate concentrations in a system made up of molecules in order to calculate ionic strength

I understand how to calculate ionic strength where there are concentration data in molality or molarity units available and where the system is made up of only two components. However, I have been ...
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Can the friction of air disintegrate objects if they are accelerated enough?

Can an object be thrown so fast that the individual atoms or molecules separate in air? I mean if you could accelerate an object fast enough, would it disintegrate from the friction of air? If so, ...
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Are the $+\leftrightarrow+$ and $-\leftrightarrow-$ methanol rotational transitions dipole-allowed?

I am quite confused about the origin and justification of the rotational selection rules of methanol, and I would appreciate any help or references. As far as I understand, there are three irreducible ...
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What is the mean curvature of nitrates and nitrites?

I am reading the book Soft Matter Physics - Synthetic and Biological Self-Assembling Materials from Hamley and particularly page 201. I started to think how this packing occurs in case of molecules ...
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Amplitudes and phases of transform of an image

I have recorded an image of a large macromolecule and after several types of image analysis, have obtained a rotationally averaged image, that is not quite perfect, but appears to show 6-fold symmetry....
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First ionization energy of hydrogen molecule

If we have the dissociation's energies of hydrogen molecule $\ce{H_{2}}$($D_{0}$) and the corresponding molecule ion $\ce{H_{2}^{+}}$ ($D_{1}$) together with the first energy of ionization of hydrogen ...
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How to explain the periodic trends in boiling points in groups?

Observing the trend of boiling points of the compounds listed, choose the appropriate terms to fit into the blanks: \begin{array}{lr} \text{Compound}& \text{boiling point}\\\hline \ce{H2Te} &...
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What is molecular potency?

In the paper Junction Tree Variational Autoencoder for Molecular Graph Generation, the authors propose a ML model that is based on the message passing neural network, variational auto-encoder, the ...
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How to rationalise the resonance structures of nitrogen dioxide?

The following image depicts resonance in $\ce{NO2}$ molecule: I don't know if it is obvious or not, but I'm puzzled by this structure. I've read about the structure of the $\ce{NO2}$ compound, but it ...
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How would you write the empirical formula of an ion?

How would you write the empirical formula of e.g. X2Y42-?
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Why does increasing electronegativity difference result in decreasing density?

I've been collecting data and there's a very strong inverse relationship between electronegativity difference and density ($\pu{R^2}$ value of roughly 0.95 from my data). Is there any chemistry that ...
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Bombarding molecules with electrons

I have been reading a book titled "High Voltage Engineering". It seems to me that in this book it is considered that in a gas when they collide an electron with a molecule, the molecule is stationary ...
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Are there any reactions where two triatomics form three of the same diatomic?

A chemical equation: $\ce{A}+\ce{B}\to\ce{3C}$ Where $\ce{A}$ & $\ce{B}$ are triatomic molecules and C is a diatomic molecule. Find out $\ce{A}$, $\ce{B}$, $\ce{C}$? So far the most worthy ...
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Molecular weight of Polymers

Addition polymerisation is defined in my textbook as the process in which a molecule or compound is formed by combination of small molecules (monomers) implicitly having greater molecular mass than ...
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phase differences between conical intersections and light-induced conical intersections?

I've read recently about light-induced conical intersections, a phenomenon where conical intersections can be artificially introduced to molecules, and that this can be observed even in diatomic ...
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Can one component of a mixture penetrate the skin if the whole mixture cannot?

There's a general rule that says that compounds under 500 dalton are able to penetrate the skin without any special vehicle (such as ethanol). I've started using castor oil, which contains different ...
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What radius best represents reaction distance?

Molecules must be within a certain distance for a reaction to begin as well as satisfying a myriad of other factors. Whilst the exact distance varies from reaction to reaction, is their any distance/...
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Diatomic Molecules/Elements

What is the difference between diatomic molecules and elements? Also, If oxygen is element of a single atom, then what makes it a diatomic element? But, then I read that a single oxygen atom can ...
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Invariants in chemistry used for model selection

What invariants related to geometrical structures that describe molecular geometry are used in chemistry? Explanation: Here, Electronic model with highest prediction rate…, one can learn about ...
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Polar group strong dipole effect molecular axis

There are some fundamental charactaristics of liquid crystal. One of them is that all liquid crystals are organic compounds and at one side of their long molecular foundation there exists a polar ...
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Can magnesium chloride absorb water and ammonia at the same time?

Anhydrous magnesium chloride will absorb ammonia to the tune of ($\ce{Mg(NH3)6Cl2}$). Incidentally, magnesium chloride is usually a hexahydrate ($\ce{MgCl2(H2O)6}$) at STP. My question is, could ...
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Database for experimental diatomic ionization energies

I am looking for a database, in which the experimental ionization energies (and e.g. heat of formation) of atoms and diatomic molecules are listed as files. If it comes with a Python package, that ...
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How one can calculate Si-O-Ca/Mg valence angle energy?

I want to perform the relaxed scan (or relaxed surface scan) for the valence angle energy of Si–O–Ca, Si–O–Mg, Al–O–Ca, and Al–O–Mg. I will use DFT (ORCA), probably B3LYP and triple zeta basis set (...
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Molecular weight of NiMnGaFe compund problem

I have a big problems calculating molar/molecular etc masses, because in my case I have a monocrystal, co I cannot imagine it as a molecule and my compound is made of Ni-Mn-Ga-Fe. I know the mass and ...
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If cigarette smoke is exhaled, what happens to the accompanying exhaled breath?

I want to know what happens to that breath. To help you answer this question, consider in your mind these subquestions: Is there a necessary principle at work, by which you know that it vanishes/...
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Can somebody help me understand this sentence?

"The molar enthalpy of vaporisation of a liquid is the enthalpy change when one mole of the liquid changes into one mole of its gas at the boiling temperature." The part which i am not sure of is the ...