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Understanding sodium hydroxide reaction with silver nitrate (Metal aquo complexes?) [duplicate]

I'm having trouble understanding why this particular reaction occurs, as it does here, and help would be greatly appreciated. In creating Tollens' reagent, where you mix sodium-hydroxide with silver-...
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Labware to handle hot aqueous NaOH

This question regarding appropriate handling of hot concentrated aqueous $\ce{NaOH}$ - with particular concern for avoiding dissolution of borosilicate glassware and contamination of the $\ce{NaOH}$ ...
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Can I make a mirror on PET plastic using Tollen's reaction?

I want to make a very shiny surface, like a mirror. I tried to use chrome paint but it's barely shiny. It's more like gray even though I bought one of the most expensive crom looking paint. I know ...
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1000 mg/L alkalinity as CaCO3 standard preparation [closed]

How do I prepare a 1000 mg/L alkalinity as CaCO3 standard? I found a method that says to dissolve 1.06 g of sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) in 1L of water but I'm not sure why I can't use 1g instead? ...
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How tartaric acid gives Tollen's test?

I wanted to know how Tollen's test is given by tartaric acid. Google searches say that it belongs to some "Hydroxyl" group. I know that it oxidises aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes along with α-...
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Should I use MCPBA here?

I came across a question that asked for a method to convert propene to glycerol. I used the method in the pic, but I'm worried about two steps- Step-2, This reaction is just made up by myself! I'm ...
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My problem with Tollen's reagent [duplicate]

The formula of Tollen's reagent is $\ce{[Ag(NH3)2]+}$. What is the bond existing between the silver(I) atom and the ammonia groups? Because ammonia is stable, it doesn't need to gain or donate any ...
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Detecting alkaloids - Dragendorff's reagent

I am writing a book and as part of the plot one of the characters has a plant that contains alkaloids in tincture form. They want to do a test to detect for the alkaloids so they use the Dragendorff's ...
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Wetting agent for H2O2 solution

I need to increase the wetting of an $\ce{H2O2}$ solution on ceramic surfaces. Does anyone know of a common chemical I can use for this? The properties it would ideally have are: Increases wetting ...
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Salt used in Perkin Reaction

The Perkin reaction gives an α,β-unsaturated aromatic acid by the aldol condensation of an aromatic aldehyde and an acid anhydride, in the presence of an alkali salt of the acid. Here is an a diagram ...
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Why does 3-hydroxy-butan-2-one give positive Tollens' test?

Why does 3-hydroxy-butan-2-one give a positive Tollens' test despite the absence of an aldehyde group? What is the mechanism?
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Safest and easiest method to neutralize nitric acid

I would like to know the safest method for neutralizing 70% ACS Reagent Nitric Acid that is used in small amounts of 1-5 ml, for an electronics process in which there will be small traces of silicone ...
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Is hydronium an electrophile, nucleophile, both or neither?

Is hydronium an electrophile or a nucleophile? I expected $\ce{H3O+}$ to be a nucleophile due to the presence of electrons in the $\ce{2p}$ orbitals of $\ce{O}$. But the answer key of the test states ...