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Use this tag for questions relating to organic molecules and their properties (structure of organic molecules, spectroscopic properties, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry etc). DO NOT use this tag as the only tag in your question, as this tag by itself cannot appropriately classify your question. Always use this tag in addition to other more specific tags.

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The free nucleophile $\ce{R-}$ never really exists in a Grignard reagent. That's why we write it $\ce{RMgX}$. Ethers are used as a solvent as the oxygen coordinates to the $\ce{Mg}$, improving solubil …
answered Jun 30 '15 by Level River St
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"Complex" is a relative term and I would say the situation in Astronomy is more complicated than that alluded to by JavaScriptCoder, who states that methanol (amongst others) is considered complex in …
answered Jan 16 '19 by Level River St
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Formylmethionine is used as the start amino acid for a protein chain in certain organisms (the prokaryotes.) As the alpha nitrogen is formylated, it cannot be in the middle of the chain. This is nev …
answered Jun 3 '14 by Level River St
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First off, the linked site is a complete load of rubbish, claiming that any substance with a benzene ring is toxic. Sodium causes burns and chlorine is a toxic gas, so by the same logic we should be c …
answered Oct 16 '15 by Level River St
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Nature produces cis fats exclusively (someone may prove me wrong with some weird example.) This is why unsaturated fats such as vegetable oil have lower melting point than saturated fats of the same M …
answered May 17 '14 by Level River St
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There are several different things going on here in this rather long series. I will go through them in turn. Acid chlorides and acid anhydrides These are going to be reactive because they have a goo …
answered Aug 10 '14 by Level River St
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Generally, this reaction is run in reverse. Hydrogen reformers are used to generate hydrogen by the following reaction scheme: $$\ce{CH4 + H2O -> CO + 3H2}~~~\mathrm{(Endothermic, 1000C)}$$ This i …
answered Mar 25 '15 by Level River St
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First, let's look at your comment about tautomerisation. Tautomerisation requires a proton transfer! Therefore (in basic solution) it proceeds as follows (sorry the double arrows are meant to represe …
answered Sep 12 '15 by Level River St