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Can someone recommend me a book ( preferably written long ago) that includes all the details of high school chemistry?

The textbook I got from my teacher is shown to be too general. Part of the fun of learning chemistry, for me, comes from knowing the derivation of equations. But most of the derivations are missing ...
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Why is the standard enthalpy of formation of elements in their native forms zero?

Why is the standard enthalpy of formation of $\ce{O2}$ and other reference forms of elements equal to zero? Well, from what I know, bonding releases energy. Also, does anybody know a source for ...
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Nomenclature in Other languages

Even one letter can make a huge difference in Chemistry Nomenclature. So I am looking for credible resources that is specifically published for explaining Nomenclature rules, examples in Spanish. Any ...
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Introduction to Chemistry Textbook - Theory based

TL:DR conditions below Highschool to first year undergraduate level Theory based(Experimentation not wanted) General - Giving a good introduction to all or most areas of Chemistry Rigorous - ...
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Is there an open Chemical database that includes GHS/CLP classifications?

I'm looking for a Chemical database that is up to date (via a firm, experts or crowdsourcing) is open and free to use (best via an API) contains the CLP/GHS classifications for chemicals I have not ...
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Delta G values for Pyruvate--> Alanine vs. Oxaloacetate -> Aspartate ->Asparagine

What are the delta G values for the mammalian (human) biosynthesis of alanine from pyruvate, and for the conversion of oxaloacetate to asparagine? (assuming no particular cellular restriction or other ...
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What general uses do beta-lactam functional groups have?

I am currently working on a mechanistic study that deals with stereoselective $\beta$-lactam formation. I am well aware that there is a class of antibiotics, that involve this particular functional ...
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Book recommendations for protein structure refinement

I’m an undergraduate Chemistry student and I’m currently writing my dissertation about semi-empirical methods, particularly PM7, applied to protein structure refinement from X-ray structure. Could you ...
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Need a pair of compounds that is similar in formula but different in structure

I would like to explain chemical formulas is not representable in terms of the molecular structure of the compound. Any good suggestions of examples?
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Height of potential barrier

Could anyone please help to find the height of the potential barrier between silver and copper or $\ce{Ag-Cu}$. I am working on a piezo-resistive sensor based on copper fabric and silver electrodes. I ...
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Finding the chemical name of SnMg₂O₄

Can somebody help me in identifying the name of $\ce{SnMg2O4}$? Other examples are $\ce{ZnAl2O4}$ (zinc aluminate), $\ce{ZnIn2S4}$ (zinc thioindate). Please kindly provide the reference if possible.
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Atmopsheric Gas IR-Spectra

I am looking for normal resolution IR-spectra of: $\ce{O2}$ and $\ce{N2}$ at high concentrations and; common minor gas in atmosphere: $\ce{H2O}$, $\ce{CO}$, and $\ce{CO2}$ at environmental ...
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What is the isomer distribution in monosubstituted fluorobullvalene?

Bullvalene (tricyclo[3.3.2.02,8]deca-3,6,9-triene) is a fluxional molecule able to interconvert any two carbon atoms through a series of degenerate Cope rearrangements (for more information, see the ...
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Are ther known compounds of Argon? What is their molecular geometry and hybridisation?

Can Argon hybridize orbitals and/or form covalent-like/ionic-like compounds? Is there any study of that? I would be happy to read concrete references. What kind of molecular geometries for argon ...
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Microbial Fuel Cell

Does anyone know of a step by step guide to building a microbial fuel cell? Could someone here on Chem SE possibly provide one? I am looking for something like THIS but for the whole fuel cell and not ...
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Monomers and polymers

At Wikipedia a monomer is defined to be a molecule that may bind chemically to other molecules to form a polymer. A polymer is defined to be a molecule composed of many monomers. These ...
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Graph theory, isomer enumeration and chemical graph theory

Where could we find a good description of graph theory applied to the general problem of isomer enumeration and chemical graph theory?
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What is some advance reference books about alloy that gives a lot historical background and applies a lot of theoretical equation or formulas

What is some advance reference books specifically about alloy that gives a lot historical background and applies a lot of theoretical equation or formulas with explanation? I seem to find nothing ...
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TiO2 nanotube application in cement [closed]

I am perparing for a presentation on the application of TiO2 nanotubes in cement which is a recent topic in cement chemistry. Do you happen to have any papers (or know of any accessible on Internet) ...
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The unit of energy, 1 dm³ atm, is equal to how many calories?

I surfed through the internet and visited a number of chemistry websites but only in vain. I couldn't find an answer. Please help! Your quick response will be appreciated.
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Vibrational Spectrums of HI, HBr, HF, and HCl

Do you all know of any large graphs for the vibrational spectrums of HI, HBr, HF, and HCl? I need graphs that are large enough to see the spacing between the peaks in the spectra of HCl, HBr, and HI. ...
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Atomic coordinates for DNA bases as they appear in a B-form or A-form duplex

Where can I find atomic coordinates for guanosine / cytosine / thymine / adenine (either the ribonucleotide or deoxyribonucleotide bases) where the atoms are configured in the manner we would expect ...
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When was oil discovered to be of biological origin?

Is there an article, book, some account of the discovery that crude oil came from decayed biological material?
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Quotable Literature for the Enthalpy of a Proton

A proton obviously has no electronic energy, no vibrational and no rotational degrees of freedom. Therefore I think it is fair to assume, that $$H(\ce{H+})=\frac32\cdot \mathcal{R}\cdot T$$ holds for ...
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ESI & MALDI Mass Spectrometry: particle mass vs. measurement error

For MALDI or ESI mass spectrometry of large macromolecules (e.g. in the $\approx 100$ kDa to $\approx 10 - 100$ MDa mass range), I've always how measurement error scales with particle mass. Not ...
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Good Introduction to chemistry textbook [closed]

I want to learn basic chemistry, so which textbook do you think I should pick? It should be something both concise and clear. Thank you.
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How to Find Each Element in Nature

I tried to google this but 'element' as a programming term complicated the search. I'm looking for a site or article that covers how one would find each element in nature, in its most abundant form. ...
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Does the outcome of aromatic nitrations depend on the concentrations of nitric acid and sulfuric acid?

I came across a few equation and observed that when concentration of the $\ce{HNO3}$ and $\ce{H2SO4}$ with benzene ($\ce{C6H6}$) or its derivative varied the product changed. I did not perform any ...
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Is Linus Pauling's General Chemistry still readable and up-to-date today?

I've found a Dover edition copy of Pauling's General Chemistry in the bookstore near me. I'd like to know if it's still readable today, I mean, is it still up-to-date? I have no background in ...
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Do the compounds NaₓIrO₂ and NaOsO₂ exist?

Based on some physics background, I want to know whether have scientists synthesized these two materials: $\ce{Na_{$x$}IrO2}$ and $\ce{NaOsO2}$ in the lab, if so, what properties do they have? I ...
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Covalent bond deformation

When do covalent bonds of a molecule $M$ extend or compress while no bonds in $M$ are broken? I can conceive of some possibilities but I don't know how common they are: Temperature changes Inter-...
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Standards for drawing chemical molecules

I'll preface this by saying I haven't had a chemistry class in 10 years and molecular structures are not my thing. But I'm submitting a revision to a journal paper where I need to include figures of ...
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Where to find Atmospheric data for various cities [closed]

Hi im searching for atmospheric data on the following: Air quality, Dust Particle Concentration, Pollution, Average Temperature etc for various cities such as ...
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Is there an online database of acid and basic dissociation constants?

Is there an online database of acid and basic dissociation constants, all in one place, free to use?
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Reference to find dielectric constants and dielectric relaxation time

I am working on a Master degree and need to know the following data : The static (low frequency) dielectric constant of isopropanol at 25 °C The Optical (high frequency) dielectric constant of ...
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Oil :water partition coefficients

Is there a database or a website with a list of oil : water partition coefficients of substances ? I actually want the oil:water partition coefficients of : cholesterol, starch , methyl citrate , ...
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EZ-Water - Fraud or breakthrough?

Recently the quack medicine folks online have been promoting the research of a certain Dr. Gerald Pollack who claims to have discovered a "forth phase of water", and who has recently published a book ...
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Plastic: Reputable Publications

I would just like some reputable textbooks and or publication companies that have extensive research on plastics, as, for example, dealing with life cycles of plastics, degradation factors, effect on ...
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Consumer Report for Lab Equipment

I'm just wondering if anybody here knows of a Consumer-Report-like publication for lab equipment. Something that would give the specifics, as, for example, the flow rate of a distilling condenser, etc....
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Database for molecular dipole transition moments?

I'm looking for the dipole transition matrix elements for electronic transitions between the ground and excited states of the carbon dioxide cation, $\text{CO}_2^+$, that is, objects like $$\langle\...
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Where can I find a downloadable spreadsheet of element properties?

Sorry for the FAQ, but I really don't know where to find a full spreadsheet for element properties. I mean a table that has one row for each element, and the columns are its properties, such as name, ...
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Introduction to modeling chemical reactions

I am looking for introduction to modeling of chemical reactions. I think there is the base approach, where concentrations of chemical species are given, plus ratios of each possible reaction / outcome....
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Products of HMTD decomposition

Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, "Hex" for short, is an explosive organic compound. I want to know the products of this reaction: $$\ce{C_6H_{12}N_2O_6 -> ? + Energy}$$