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First, why other options are not really the options: A: vinegar, being a weak acid, doesn't neutralize sulfuric acid and only dilutes it; B: solid sodium hydroxide, a strong base, does neutralize sulfuric acid, but it does so vigorously releasing substantial amount of heat per unit of time: $$\ce{2 NaOH(s) + H2SO4(aq) -> Na2SO4(aq) + 2 H2O(l)}$$ Using ...


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From the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, Most aluminium foil is made from pure aluminium, but increasingly alloys are used to improve properties and reduce the thickness required. If you want to make sure that the Aluminium foil you're using is pure, the only way would probably to ask the manufacturer. Other than that, it could be the case ...


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Aluminium iodide ($\ce{AlI3}$) is first introduced in 1984 as an easily accessible, a highly regioselective versatile ether-cleaving reagent with novel cleavage pattern (Ref.1). Application of $\ce{AlI3}$ in organic synthesis has been reviewed (Ref.2) and it seems like acetonitrile is the best solvent to be used in catechol ether demethylation (e.g., 2-...


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Reynolds Kitchens says Relnolds Wrap® is $98.5\%$ $\ce{Al}$ with the rest mostly $\ce{Fe}$ and $\ce{Si}$ to improve strength. You know this because when you dissolve it in $\ce{NaOH}$ solution to produce $\ce{H_2}$ a black residue remains undissolved; pure $\ce{Al}$ metal would leave no residue. Perhaps $\ce{Al}$ wiring would be more nearly pure because ...


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Your analysis of the expectation is correct, and we can look at it more quantitatively in this way: Since the hydroxide concentration is much higher than the CV concentration in all of the reactions, let's approximate it as unchanging. Assuming the reactions are first-order in each reactant, we have a rate law for the concentrated reaction of: $$-\frac{d[\...


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The important thing is the solvent does not dissolve the substance. Then their vapour pressures sum up and they boil together. This technique is massively used for obtaining aromatic oily essences from plants, that are mostly insoluble in water. The destilate usually forms a stable emulsion, that gets extracted by lipophilic volatile solvent, that is later ...


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