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For questions about purification - the process of rendering something pure, clean of foreign or undesired elements. Not to be confused with [metallurgy] or [chromatography].
The description of the symmetry present in molecules. Molecular symmetry is useful for explaining or predicting of a molecule's chemical properties.
roughly defined as the study of chemical reactions at interfaces between 2 or more phases.
For questions about the dipole moment of a bond or a molecule; its calculation, comparison with other bonds or molecules, affect on molecular properties, etc.
highly reactive species, that have one or more unpaired electrons. Whether a species has unpaired electron(s) can be experimentally determined through electron pair resonance spectroscopy…
A method to measure how much a chemical substance absorbs light by measuring the intensity of light as a beam of light passes through sample solution.
Questions regarding the development and exploration of chemical ideas, innovations, and discoveries.
For questions regarding the separation process consisting in the separation of a substance from a matrix. This tag can be used for generic extraction of elements from ore or more specific types of ext…
For questions relating to the structures, properties, production methods and potential hazards of polymer materials commonly known as plastics
a quantum mechanical model used to estimate the electronic structure of molecules and condensed matter. In broad terms, DFT works by treating all the electrons in th…
an analytical technique which takes advantage of the mass-to-charge ratio of gas-phase ions in order to elucidate the composition of a sample.
Questions about how the atomic orbitals of the dissociated atoms combine to give individual chemical bonds when a molecule is formed.
Questions asking for identification of compounds in photos, by description, or given by a formula.
Questions related to the chemical and physical influences that influence the rate and probability of chemical reactions. Not to be confused with [catalysis] or [reaction-mechanism].
A material's ability to conduct electric current or thermal energy by any means.
For questions about the valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory, in topics of: estimation of bond length, bond angle, bond energy, etc.; determining hybridization of atoms, or shape and g…
substances or combinations used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease.
For questions related to the chemical reactions and processes that result in a chemical reaching its solid phase.
For questions about the reduction potential (A measure of the tendency of a chemical species to acquire electrons and thereby be reduced) or its applications. Also see the tag [electrochemistry].
should only be applied where the effects are specifically related to variance in mass number with the same atomic number (existence of isotopes). Examples include: radioactivity and other nuc…
should be applied to questions about the various allotropes of carbon and their physical or chemical properties. Most important modifications are diamond, graphite, fullerenes, graphene and n…
Hydrolysis refers to any reaction with water. For example, it may be said that ammonia hydrolyzes in water to produce ammonium ion and hydroxide ion.
For questions concerning compounds possessing rings with two or more different types of atoms.
For questions about cleaning agents and methods used to remove dirt, stains, residues, and bad smells, including proper waste disposal. For particular questions about surfactants, use [tag:surfactants…
For questions involving (theoretical or experimental) comparison of density of elements or substances, calculating density of solutions, effects of temperature on density, and other chemical aspects o…
For questions about the synthesis, properties, and reactions of ester compounds, both organic and inorganic.
The ionization energy of an atom or molecule describes the minimum amount of energy required to remove an electron from the atom or molecule in the gaseous state. Do not confuse with [electron-affinit…
Questions related to color as well as the reflecting and refracting properties of chemicals.
For questions relating to the synthesis of supramolecular, or colloidal structures and their properties.
For questions that deal with possible errors in a specific statement of a specified book, article, website, etc. These questions should always include a complete reference (see tag wiki for format).
Questions relating to radioactive substances and the chemistry of radioactivity. Also, use [rare-earth-elements] if the question is about their radioactivity specifically.
for questions regarding the principles and application of infrared spectroscopy.
For questions about determining the paramagnetism, diamagnetism, etc. of chemical species and other chemical applications of magnetism. Note that questions oriented towards physical aspects of electro…
For questions involving electricity in the scope of chemistry. Note that questions about electrical circuits, semi-conductor diodes, etc. are off topic and more suited for EE.SE or Phy.SE.