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Why are only elemental halogens used in oxidation of thiols?

I know that purpose of molecular halogen like $\ce{Br2, Cl2}$ is to take away extra electrons on sulfur so that sulfur bridge can form. But can you use any other molecule beside halogen to do the same ...
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Why does halohydrin formation occur?

I am so confused with addition reactions. My book just gives random reagents and say this that happens without giving reason. For example, in halohydrin formation with $\ce{Br2}$ and $\ce{H2O}$, ...
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Drain cleaner on iodized salt reaction

I poured liquid heat brand drain opener onto iodized salt and didn't get a reaction? I think it's because the sulfuric acid is diluted. If so how can I remove the water or moisture from it?
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Which is the correct numbering of locants for ethyldimethylcyclohexane?

Can anyone kindly help me to name this compound? Is the above compound 3-Ethyl-1,1-dimethylcyclohexane or 1-Ethyl-3,3-dimethylcyclohexane?
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Is 1-(1-Methyl cyclopropyl) carbocation [1] as stable as Cyclopropyl Methyl Carbocation[2]

Does the extra Methyl group interfere with the exceptional stability of Cyclopropyl Methyl Carbocation?
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Total Structural Isomers of diphenyl chloromethane?

The maximum option is 8 available but while Drawing I found there are many more . Are there any other condition of structural formula except the fact that the compounds will have the same molecular ...
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Localised negative charge on phenyl carbanion

Why is the charge localised here: Image It has negative charge in conjugation π-bond. So, why resonance is not possible?
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Is ethanol acidic enough to lead to elimination?

The question is asking for the reason of obtaining an acidic solution. The only reason can be when ethanol follows a substitution reaction approach to substitute the bromine atom and form HBr as a ...
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Caffeine concentration method!

I'm trying to measure the concentration of caffeine after the extraction process. If I dissolve the same amount of extracted caffeine into same amount of distilled water, will I be able to calculate ...
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Why do these resonance structures explain meta-directing feature of Nitrobenzene but not other resosance structures?

Consider the following resonance structures of Nitro-benzene: It is written in the book that because the positive charge is always at $-o$ or $-p$ positions, Nitro group in benzene has meta directing ...
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Behaviour of cu+1 ion

Cu+1 ion is usually colourless due to its fully filled D-orbital. However in Fehlings test a positive test is identified by formation of red precipitate of Copper (I) oxide.Why does Cu+1 gives a ...
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Is this statement correct or not regarding SN1 reaction?

A primary alkyl halide may also undergo SN1 reaction in aqueous formic acid. This statement is written in one of my organic textbooks. Is it true ?
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Bond-line structure of 2-methyl-3-phenyl-1-butanol

According to me the structure of 2-methyl-3-phenyl-1-butanol is the above one. Is my answer correct?
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Effect of Clemmensen reduction on carboxylic acids

Does the Clemmensen reduction have any effect on the carboxyl group $\ce{-COOH}$ if it is attached to some organic compound? If yes, what does it get reduced to?
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Order of acidity of water, an alcohol, an amine, and acetylene

What is the order of acidity of $\ce{H2O}$, $\ce{ROH}$, $\ce{RNH2}$, $\ce{C2H2}$? I began by forming the conjugate base of each. The conjugate bases are as follows $\ce{-OH}$, $\ce{-RO}$, $\ce{-RNH}$,...

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