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Bonding in diatomic C2, a carbon-carbon quadruple bond?
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Why is it important to use a salt bridge in a voltaic cell? Can a wire be used?
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Is buckminsterfullerene aromatic?
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Fundamental forces behind covalent bonding
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Do symmetric hydrogen bonds in neutral molecules exist?
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Is Hexafluorocyclohexane the "Most Polar" Small Molecule?
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Why do SN1 and SN2 reactions not occur at sp2 centres?
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Why is the bond angle H-P-H smaller than H-N-H?
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IUPAC nomenclature: "Smallest sum of locants"?
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Hypervalency and the octet rule
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Pauli exclusion principle and resonance
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Synthesis Golf I: Sodium Fluvastatin
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Is the ammonium substituent (-NH3+) really meta-directing in electrophilic substitution?
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Why do cyclic hydrocarbons have higher boiling points than their acyclic isomers?
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How come uranium's relative atomic mass is 238.03 when it only contains isotopes with a mass number of 238 or less?
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Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution: Are protonated OH-groups ortho-/para- or meta-directing?
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For a given element do heavier isotopes form stronger bonds than lighter isotopes?
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Thermodynamic vs Kinetic Sulphonation of Naphthalene
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What is the geometry of an alkyl radical?
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What is the favoured geometry of chlorine trifluoride?
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Are there any known chemical properties of tritium water that make it unusually different from protium water?
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Why is ligand substitution only partial with copper(II) ions and ammonia?
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Can fluorine act as the central atom in interhalogen compounds?
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What does it mean when it is said that an sp³ orbital has 25% s character?
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Is the triiodide ion polar?
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Why six C atoms are usually seen in cyclic compounds?
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Electron density definition of single, double, triple bonds?
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How does chlorine form more than 1 bond?
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Concise description of primary organic reaction types mechanisms
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Why should a system try to reverse any change that has been done to it?