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What's the densest alkali metal?

This was asked in a school exam of mine, GCSE curriculum, exactly as it was worded on the title. I found this question a bit vague, and answered it francium, however of course francium is just an ...
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Combustion properties of Dimethyl Ether

I have a C++ code which calculates the combustion thermodynamic variables (temperature, density) and the mass fractions of Dimethyl Ether for different equivalence ratio. I would like to check my ...
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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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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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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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Books on Chemical Reaction Theory [duplicate]

I got interested in Chemical Reaction Theory by studying the lecture notes of Feinberg and related papers for my bachelor thesis and want to dive deeper into that subject. Are there any books you ...
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Alcohol in the bloodstream modeled by differential equations

Does anyone know any good references which use partial differential equations to model the alcohol concentration in the bloodstream? I'm a mathematician, so I'm searching for a rigorous mathematical ...
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Which plastic type is used inside dishwashers?

We have a drinking bottle made partly from polypropylene that wraps when washed in a dishwasher. We would like to change the plastic type so that it can withstand in dishwasher. I know for a fact ...
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How to tell 'orthokinetic' apart from 'perikinetic' based on their prefixes?

During a test in colloid and surface chemistry, students were asked to distinguish between two terms: orthokinetic and perikinetic coagulation. The rate of aggregation is in general determined by ...
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Do any efforts to construct artificial biochemistries exist and what compounds are they based on? [closed]

I'm a researcher interested in the fields of origins of Life, astrobiology and theoretical biology in general but I must admit I think my knowledge of chemistry outside biochemistry is a little bit ...
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How to get the SMILES from structure without software?

Usually I use online programs and structure drawing tools to find the SMILES of a compound. How to find the SMILES without software? Where to find resources to learn it?
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Typical values of activation energies?

Where can I find typical values of the Arrhenius activation energy for arbitrary reactions? I only want to have orders of magnitude estimates, but so far I have not been able to find any good resource ...
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Error hunting: Guidelines on detecting error cancellation and locating their sources as much as possible?

It is known in computational chemistry, when computing e.g. electronic ground states energy and geometric paramters (bond lengths, angles, torsions etc.) of a given molecule using an ab initio or DFT ...
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How far has “self-organizing chemistry” gone? [closed]

This is my first question here so, please, bear with me if I go out of the style or the scope of the SE section. I think I am quite new here, so I am prone to make mistakes. I am a molecular ...
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How/where can I find a reliable atomic radii table?

I am currently working on a periodic table to include it in a experimental chemistry book and I would like to include non-bonded atomic radii data so it would be easier for the students to learn about ...
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Material that acts as a “sponge” for sulfuric acid?

I would like help with a materials problem I am looking into that pertains to a product I would like to develop. What I seek is some kind of substrate that acts like blotter paper does. Ideally, the ...
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Understanding mzML, specifically precursor mass

I'm a Biotechnologist and computer scientist, migrating into the field of Mass Spec. for my new position. Some things I know well, and others not at all. Please be patient :) I'm working with OpenMS, ...
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Relative etch rates of nitric acid on metals and oxides

I am trying to either find or calculate the etch rate of nitric acid ($\ce{HNO3}$) for various different metals and oxides. The ones I am interested in are titanium ($\ce{Ti}$), zirconium ($\ce{Zr}$), ...
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Graph of compounds/reactions used on the industrial scale

I'm looking for a machine-readable database describing industrially useful reactions in terms of inputs, outputs, and (possibly) catalyzers etc. for a large portion of, or (much more preferable) the ...
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Could anyone suggest some catchy chemistry experiments or demonstrations, to be performed in front of a young audience?

I'm wanting to volunteer at some of our local children centers, and do some experiments to interest them in Science/Chemistry. One cool, flashy experiment is to light my hand on fire - and not have to ...
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Rates of Keto-Enol Tautomerism

Are there any databases with rate constants for keto-enol tautomerism in small molecules? I'm looking for rate constants if possible.
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Discrepancies in calculating free energy values listed in Stumm and Morgan

I am hoping someone can help me with a clarifying a calculation on a fundamental thermodynamic understanding of reactions. Below is Table 2.5 from Stumm and Morgan's Aquatic Chemistry. Table 2.5. ...
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Where can I find CAD blocks for lab glassware?

I want to draw a sketch of my apparatus for my report. I am conversant with the AutoCAD drafting software. Where can I download CAD blocks for commonly used labware items (like round bottom flask, ...
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Determine the Value and Units of the Rate Constant

Consider this initial-rate data at a certain temperature for the reaction described by $$\ce{2NOBr(g) \rightarrow 2NO(g) + Br2(g)}$$ ...
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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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Book reference for electronic occupation of TM

Is there a book I can reference that has a table like this? I can't reference an online source on my thesis and all the pictures I have found online like this don't make their reference explicit. ...
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Reduction of 2-cyclohexenone to cyclohexanol

Is $\ce{NaBH4}$ a suitable reducing agent for the conversion of 2-cyclohexenone to cyclohexanol? In Clayden (page 506, second edition), I have found the reduction of cyclopentenone to cyclopentanol ...
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Good sources to understand Stat Mech with concepts

I never had a proper course on Statistical Mechanics during my undergrad. I've tried picking up the subject by reading books, but I find that many focus on the mathematical derivations and I get ...
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Standard Heats and Free Energies of Formation and Absolute Entropies of 2-Chloro-2-methylpropane

Does 2-Chloro-2-methylpropane have standard heats and free energies of formation and absolute entropies values in a liquid state? http://www.wiredchemist.com/chemistry/data/thermodynamic-data This ...
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Good book for foundational chemistry [closed]

I need a good book that explains the basics of chemistry in a lucid and importantly, systematic manner. Most books on this subject are not comprehensive and assume that the reader is well acquainted ...
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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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Reference request on formate potash process

Wikipedia article on Potassium Formate mentions a so-called "formate potash process" for production of potassium, presumably referring to elemental metal. Concise encyclopedia chemistry by Mary ...
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Enthalpy of formation and bond energies of CH2(OH)2?

I was wondering if I could have the bond energy and enthalpy of formation in kJ/mol for $\ce{CH2(OH)2}$? I honestly searched the Internet and my textbook and I couldn't find it. I'm sure I could ...
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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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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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What is the activation energy barrier of uncatalyzed nitrogen fixation?

I'm interested in the activation energy ($E_\mathrm a$) of uncatalyzed aqueous nitrogen fixation: $$\ce{3 H2 + N2 -> 2 NH3}$$ Biology performs this reaction with the nitrogenase enzyme at room ...
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Which material are piezoelectric buzzers made of?

Which material are these buzzers made of? Does it depend on the manufacturer or they all are made of the same material? The Wikipedia page does not say anything about the material. I found some ...
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Antisymmetrized Product of Strongly Orthogonal Geminal (APSG) method

To get a deeper understanding of electronic structure methods, like Hartree-Fock, MP2, and Coupled Cluster method, there are many small programs (codes) available in Python, C++ or Fortran, for ...
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Carbon monoxide from activated charcoal filters

We use activated charcoal in air filters of the ventilation system to remove pollutant vapours from the exhaust air. Before the filters, the air is heated a bit to avoid condensation of water. ...
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What studies show that d orbitals don't play an important role in covalent bonding? (> period 2 elements) [closed]

Take a look at all the following molecules: $\ce{SO3^{2-}}$, $\ce{SO2}$, $\ce{SO4^2-}$, $\ce{PF5}$ and many more you can add. In all these there is a controversy of one of these two types: Is formal ...
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Single crystal LiF solid state NMR

I haven't been able to find any literature on $\ce{^{19}F}$ solid state NMR studies of $\ce{LiF}$ crystals, not even $\ce{LiF}$ powders. Is there any NMR chemists who is familiar with $\ce{LiF}?$ Any ...
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Can someone suggest me important references for deriving EOM in MCSCF?

I am currently starting a project dealing with MCSCF method. Can someone please give me references (papers or lecture notes are preferred) which may be considered as the "corner stones" in the history ...
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Help finding a thixotropic suspension with specific properties for 3d printing

I currently doing research on 3d printing on circuit boards. The technique we are using is to put a conductive material, I.e ceramics/metal in a gel/polymer, to print the suspension and then when is ...
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Reaction of PLA plastic with methane or carbon dioxide

PLA (polylactic acid) plastic is commonly used for 3D printing, and I would like to create a 3D printed part that can be used in an experiment with methane ($\ce{CH4}$) and carbon dioxide ($\ce{CO2}$) ...
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Reference for assignment of symmetry (term symbols) of electronic states

I am looking for a textbook and/or internet resource where I can find the reference for assignment of symmetry of electronic states systematically. For example, $$ \ce{^1\Delta^{}_{g}}, \ce{^3\Sigma^{...
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Brownian motion of colloids at high density

Colloidal particles in dilute suspensions tend to perform a universal type of Brownian motion at finite temperature, according to the Stokes Einstein relation $D\approx\frac{k_BT}{6\pi \eta r}$ in the ...
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Reference request: review paper / overview of chemical oscillators [closed]

I know about the Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction as an example of "chemical oscillator", e.g. a reaction that can produce repeating patterns over time as it exhausts its reagents. I also know about the ...
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Looking for solubility kinetics of zinc chloride hydroxide monohydrate

$\ce{Zn5(OH)8Cl2.H2O}$ is a crystalline solid insoluble in water. Often used as nutritional supplement. Preparation and chemistry of zinc chloride hydroxide monohydrate is known. I am looking for some ...
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Nontraditional career/grad school path [closed]

I'm a math major (got my BA in May 2014) currently working in finance. I really don't feel any motivation for my current job except that it pays the bills. I would like to know if anyone has made a ...
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Reference request for properties of amorphous titanium carbide (a-TiC)

I assume through some side reaction I'm getting $\ce{TiC}$ in my $\ce{TiO2}$ samples after calcination and I need some basic information about the properties of amorphous $\ce{TiC}$. Is it ...