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Why is active sec-pentyl group called so?

I, as orthocresol♦ questioned in the comments section, don't know where these terms came from. Thus, any attempt to rationalize these terms would be a speculation. For clarity, it could be argued that ...
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Is cyclobut‐3‐ene‐1,2‐diide aromatic?

Just because a carbon atom is negatively charged and has a lone pair, it need not be $sp^3$ hybridized. The lone pair could be on a $\pi$-bonding $p$ orbital with the atom hybridized $sp^2$. If you ...
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What scientific and technical challenges prohibit the industrial use of the Sabatier reaction?

The primary barrier to all related reactions is their economics There are a number of ways to produce useful synthetic hydrocarbons from various carbon-containing sources. The Sabatier reaction might ...
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Kolbe's electrolysis reaction for alkenes' production

Generally during electrolysis of dicarboxylic acid we will get a few different products but the main product is unsaturated hydrocarbon. Maybe at this point, based on ChemElectroChem, 2020, 7, 4874 - ...
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Kolbe's electrolysis reaction for alkenes' production

It has little to do with mechanism and more to do with the fact that stable products are, in general, the major products in most of the chemical reactions. In this case, trans-(but-2-ene) is more ...
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