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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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for questions relating to organic molecules and their properties (structure of organic molecules, spectroscopic properties, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry etc). DO NOT use this tag …
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Inorganic compounds generally do not have C-H bonds, while organic compounds do have such bonds. The distinction between inorganic and organic chemistry, however, is far from absolute.
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The study of chemical systems using the laws and concepts of physics. This usually requires the techniques of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics.
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should be applied to questions concerning acid and base reactions. An acid is capable of donating a hydron/ proton (Brønsted acid) or capable of forming a covalent bond with an electron pair …
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The detailed (and as complete as possible) description of plausible or observable pathways leading from reactants to products of a chemical process. This tag should be applied to questions about these…
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Applicable to questions about heat, energy, work, and their interconversion in chemistry. See the tag wiki for a detailed list of topics. Questions tagged may also be tagged with [enthalpy], [energy],…
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Applications of chemistry to reagents, reactions and processes of everyday life. Use this tag for question on chemistry in an out-of-laboratory/class context. DO NOT use this tag merely because the qu…
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should be applied to questions relating to the theory, design, techniques or performance of chemical experiments. This includes but is not limited to theoretical structures, expected products…
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The branch of chemistry that deals with the study of redox reactions and how they can be applied to generate electricity (in electrochemical cells) and to carry out non-spontaneous reactions using ele…
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The state in which both reactants and products are present at concentrations which have no further tendency to change with time.
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the portmanteau of reduction and oxidation. This tag should be used in questions where both the reduction and the oxidation process are under focus. This tag is not limited to inorganic chemi…
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For questions about chemical bonds (ionic/covalent/etc.), their properties (length, energy, angle, etc.) or their relation to other molecular properties (intermolecular forces/dipole moment/etc.). Do …
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a subfield of quantum mechanics. Like its parent field, quantum chemistry focuses on physical phenomena that occur at an atomic scale, usually specifically aiming at chemical reac…
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For questions relating to water (H₂O), specifically its structure, properties, and uses in chemistry. For questions not about water but rather about solutions in water, use tags [aqueous-solution] or …
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should be used for questions about the naming of compounds and elements, usually using systematic names according to IUPAC recommendations, but also using retained traditional names.
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For questions relating to compounds dissolved in water and resulting reactions.
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A field which employs computers to model and study chemical systems and chemical behavior, using various models, from approximations of the Schrödinger equation to Monte-Carlo simulations, to modeling…
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The study of rates and steps in mechanisms of chemical processes.
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for questions concerning biochemical methods (e.g. electrophoresis) or those concerning biochemical mechanisms or research. Do not use this tag if your question is merely about compounds o…
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For questions related to the solubility of compounds in various solvents, especially in water. Do not confuse with [solutions] or [aqueous-solution].
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should be applied to questions dealing with solutions of any kind. A solution is a liquid or solid phase containing more than one substance where, for convenience, one (or more) substance(s) …
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The branch of chemistry concerned with identifying and quantifying the chemical constituents of matter.
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For questions about the properties and reactions of aromatic compounds. This tag should also be applied to antiaromatic compounds. This tag should not be applied to general questions about resonance, …
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a scale used to measure how acidic or basic an aqueous solution is.
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For questions about ions - atomic or molecular particles having a net electric charge. Do NOT use this tag just because your question involves ions but is not about the ions themselves (as in electroc…
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Applicable to questions about the spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule and how they affect its physical or chemical properties.
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a purposeful execution of chemical reactions to obtain the desired product. Applies to long and complex natural product syntheses as much as to short one or two-step syntheses. This also…
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Physical and chemical laws describing the properties and behavior of gases. This tag currently applies to properties and laws concerning both ideal and real gases.
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for questions concerning coordination compounds including but not limited to ligand properties, metal properties, orbital splitting, micro- and macroscopic properties of entire complexes e…
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For questions about a small-scale experiment which can be undertaken with reagents readily available around the house, while observing standard laboratory safety principles and practices. Do not confu…
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Stoichiometry refers to the relationship between the amounts of substances of the reactants and the amount of substances of the formed products. This tag should be used for specific questions about ch…
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for questions about spectroscopic methods in practice and in theory, especially where more specific tags for the individual method (such as [tag:nmr-spectroscopy] or [tag:ir-spectroscopy]…
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The concentration characterizes the composition of a mixture with respect to the volume of the mixture. There are mass, amount, number and volume concentrations. Related and within the scope of this t…
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For questions relating to the energy required for or produced by reactions, including questions of endothermicity/exothermicity, bond enthalpy, etc.
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For questions about compounds containing the carbonyl group, C=O, the carboxylic acid group (-COOH), or its derivatives (anhydrides/esters/amides/acid halides). For questions about complexes involving…