# Questions tagged [organic-chemistry]

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### Is there an edible version of nylon string?

I'm working on a project where I have to check the feasibility for product ideas. It has to connect other parts and float on the water's surface. My friend thought that maybe glass noodles would be ...
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### Is 3H, 5H-[cd, mn]dibenzopyren-3, 5-diium(2+) aromatic or antiaromatic?

I wanted to know if the original 3H, 5H-[cd, mn]dibenzopyren-3, 5-diium(2+) is aromatic or antiaromatic because a cation I'm designing has the same amount of pi-electrons in a sila-and-aza-substituted ...
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### What makes this molecule achiral?

I don't understand why this molecule is achiral: I've circled what I think is the sole chiral center in red. I thought that any molecule with exactly one chiral center is chiral without exception. I ...
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### Reactions which confirms the presence of cyclic structure of glucose

Are there any reactions that can be explained only on the basis of the cyclic structure of glucose rather than the open chain thus confirming its presence in the solution? Like a reaction that can ...
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### Difference between heme and non-heme iron?

Lots of health websites talk about "heme" vs "non-heme" iron, claiming that the first is better absorbed by the body. But I can't find any sources that specify what these "types" of iron actually are, ...
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### Large difference in boiling points of tetrafluoromethane and tetrachloromethane

Why is carbon tetrachloride $\ce{CCl4}$ is seen to posses liquid state (b.p. $\pu{76.72 °C}),$ whereas carbon tetrafluoride $\ce{CF4}$ is in gaseous state at room temperature (b.p. $\pu{−127.8 °C})?$
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