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Ben Norris
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Can hot food ever emit x-rays or gamma rays?

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How do I figure out the hybridization of a particular atom in a molecule?

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What would be the effect of the addition of an inert gas to a reaction at equilibrium?

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Why is methane's molecular formula conventionally "CH₄", while water is "H₂O" (among others)?

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How can I predict if a reaction will occur between any two (or more) substances?

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Is there any chemical that can destroy PTFE or Teflon?

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How do non-polar substances dissolve in non-polar solvents?

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How do I type a simple chemical equation in Microsoft Word?

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What's the difference between alpha-glucose and beta-glucose?

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What are the magnetic quantum numbers for the three real p orbitals?

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Is a diamond a single molecule?

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What's the difference between a nucleophile and a base?

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What is the mechanism for oxidation of ketones by the Popoff's rule?

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Flammability (NFPA) - how is it defined?

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EZ-Water - Fraud or breakthrough?

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How to rationalise the resonance structures and hybridisation of the nitrogen in a conjugated amine?

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What are the maximum number of electrons in each shell?

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How should the hydrated proton be represented in chemical equations?

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Will alcohol or soap damage plastic or rubber?

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What does "reaction coordinate" mean? What does it mean when a reaction has TWO reaction coordinates?

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Do the names of some elements have anything to do with planets?

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Migratory aptitude in Baeyer-Villiger reaction

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Why are allenes chiral?

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Synthesis of hydrazine with bleach and ammonia

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Why are solid phase organics often conjugated to HCl?

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Why is fluorine the most electronegative atom?

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The reason behind the steep rise in pH in the acid base titration curve

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Do chemists refer to water as "dihydrogen monoxide"?

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What is the definition of organic compounds?

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How does adding lemon juice to sugar make better caramel?

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