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How is it that fructose has a different metabolic pathway than glucose but yet glucose is converted to fructose?
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The metabolic pathway you are talking about is how fructose is converted into energy and how its concentration in the blood is regulated. It is indeed true that blood fructose level does not affect ...

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Why is nitric acid a stronger oxidising agent than sulfuric acid?
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The nitrate ion is a strong oxidant whereas the sulfate ion is a milder oxidant that only shows oxidizing properties in high concentrations. The oxidizing atom in question is the oxygen atom in the ...

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What is the chemistry behind the reaction of KNO₃, K₂CO₃ and Sulfur?
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Here's just a guess, but I do have some confidence that I'm right: $\ce{KNO3 + S -> K2SO4 + K2SO3 + K2S + K2O + SO2 + N2}$ $\ce{K2CO3 ->[\Delta] K2O + CO2}$ The first, unbalanced equation is the ...

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How do I calculate the pressure of a known liquid in a sealed container heated above boiling point?
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Note: for convenience, "gas" refers to any gas at a temperature beyond its boiling point; "vapor" refers to any gas evaporated from its liquid state, also implying that the liquid itself is below its ...

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Does ethanol react with potassium to form potassium ethanolate and hydrogen gas?
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When reacted with alkaline metals, alcohols act somewhat like acids, oxidizing the metal and releasing hydrogen gas while the rest of the molecule becomes an anion. In this case, the anion consists of ...

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Can only gases by diatomic?
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Any molecule composed of exactly two atoms is diatomic, but I will answer this question assuming that you mean elemental diatomic molecules. Only H, N, O, F and Cl are diatomic elemental gases under ...

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Partial pressure and chemical equilibirum
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No, at new equilibrium $K_c$ would actually is the same value. This constant stands for reaction between these two compounds no matter the pressure, it is only affected by temperature. As ammonium ...

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Why is water considered ionic in fuel cells but otherwise covalent?
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Water is certainly a covalent compound. Being produced from electron transfer doesn't mean that it is ionic. In a fuel cell, hydrogen is first ionized: $\ce{H2 <=> 2 H+ + 2 e- }$ Next, the ...

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