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What is Bent's rule?
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Why do SN1 and SN2 reactions not occur at sp2 centres?
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Why is chemistry unpredictable?
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Why do we get slightly more inversion product than retention product in SN1 reaction?
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What does "reaction coordinate" mean? What does it mean when a reaction has TWO reaction coordinates?
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Is "Sulfuric acid... makes a poor electrolyte... very little of it will dissociate into ions" really true? What does that actually mean?
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How were elements and molecular formulæ determined in the old days?
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Why are pi bonds only formed when sigma bonds are formed?
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Why were quasicrystals initially so controversial?
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How to rationalise the planar structre of I2Cl6?
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Can pi backdonation occur on non-metal centers?
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What is active mass?
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Birch reduction of anisole
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Reasons for low melting point of gallium
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Why does gas particle velocity affect rate of effusion?
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Isomerisation of alkanes under Lewis acidic conditions
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Why don't beryllium and magnesium dissolve in ammonia?
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Determining if the product would be cis or trans after an anti elimination on fischer projections
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Why is a conformer of hydrogen peroxide rotationally inactive?
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Why methyl group is 2,4-directing?
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Nucleophilicity of sterically hindered enolates
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Can NaH open the epoxide ring to form alcohol? If so, how?
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Why doesn't NGP happen in the bromination of fumaric acid?
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Electrophillic susbtitution of bromine on styrene and cinnamic acid in the presence of FeBr3, a Lewis acid
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How to calculate the concentration based on dilution of a stock solution?
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Why is nitrate anion substituted but bromide anion is not in Von Richter reaction?
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What's the purpose of significant figures in measurements?
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Nomenclature for two cyclohexane rings linked by a single bond
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Resources for learning Chemistry
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Analysis of metal carbonyl bonding in Fe(CO)5 using molecular orbitals