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Cheminformatics involves the production, processing, filtering, and searching of chemical information. This includes chemical databases, computational screening, searching, etc.
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Also known as cis/trans isomerism, configurational isomerism, or E/Z isomerism when referring to alkenes.
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Chemical processes and theories being used in practical and experimental applications.
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biopolymers consisting primarily of polycondensated amino acids.
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For questions about the concept of aromaticity. Do not use for reactions of aromatic compounds.
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Questions regarding fuels and the properties of fuels, like calorific value, octane number, mechanism of combustion, etc., should use this tag.
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For questions about conformational isomerism. Use this tag alongside [stereochemistry].
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for questions about phenols, their synthesis, analysis, properties and more. Do not use the 'alcohols' tag for phenols due to the differences between the two classes.
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For questions regarding the chemical processes or chemicals involved in distinguishable smells
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macromolecular biological catalysts that alter the rate of a reaction. Use this tag for question regarding enzyme kinetics, classification and action.
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For questions regarding chemicals and chemical processes that act on and interact within environmental systems.
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For questions about reduction reactions in organic chemistry, where a molecule of interest is reduced. Do not use for questions on general redox concepts.
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The systematic discussion of molecular symmetry is known as group theory. Group theory is a systematic way of describing the symmetry of molecules using concepts/rules borrowed from mathematics. This…
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The adhesion of atoms, ions, or molecules from a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid to a surface.
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For questions about the process of distillation. For the distillation process used in metal refining, also use the [metallurgy] tag.
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Questions about the assumptions, equations, and properties of gases derived from kinetic theory. For questions pertaining to rates of reactions, please use the kinetics tag instead.
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the process of design, synthesis, and testing of molecules (drugs) for the treatment of infection and disease. The medicinal-chemistry tag should be applied to all question…
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For questions involving selectivity as to where a functional group reacts.
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For questions about the synthesis, properties, and reactions of organic compounds containing the -NO2 group i.e. nitro-compounds.
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Questions discussing explosive nature of chemicals. Also, consider using the safety tag.
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Questions about any process which makes water more acceptable for an end use.
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Questions about compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid.
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For questions about alloys.
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Questions about elements of group 18 (group 0 in old notation) of the periodic table and their compounds, created despite the low reactivity of these elements.
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a type of angular momentum which is intrinsic to atomic and sub-atomic particles. Electrons in orbitals can be either spin paired or spin unpaired which influences the magnetic properties of t…
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Chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere of Earth and other planets. Relevant reactions include both those that take place only in the gas-phase, in the solid or liquid phases of aerosols or a…
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For questions concerning crystalline structures and their properties.
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for questions about amino acids, both natural and non-natural ones. It should only be applied to questions about the monomers. For peptides and proteins, use the proteins tag instead.
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Chemistry-in-fiction covers all chemistry that can be seen in TV series, films and can be read in books, etc. which does not necessarily need to be based on proper scientific backgrounds.
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Electromagnetic radiation (EM radiation, EMR, or light) is a form of energy released by electromagnetic processes. In physics, all EMR is referred to as light, but colloquially light often refers excl…
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For questions about formal charge in any molecule. Do not confuse with [oxidation-state].
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For questions relating to the dynamics and processes that occur within and interactions between the nuclei of atoms.
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For questions related to dissolving and subsequently precipitating as substance. The purpose may be for purifying, creating polymorphs, or other reasons.
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on E1, E2, E1cb, or any other type of elimination reaction.
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an allotrope of oxygen with the general formula O3. It is hence also known as trioxygen. This tag should be applied to questions, that are specifically about its structure, properties, and us…
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a substance in which microscopically dispersed insoluble particles are suspended throughout another substance.