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Greg E.
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Is there a general consensus on the causes of the alpha-effect?

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Why is the 2s orbital lower in energy than the 2p orbital when the electrons in 2s are usually farther from the nucleus?

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Why do elements in columns 6 and 11 assume 'abnormal' electron configurations?

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What makes some metals melt at higher temperature?

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How can antibonding orbitals be more antibonding than bonding orbitals are bonding?

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Unit of the equilibrium constant: contradiction of Bridgman's theorem?

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

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What is the inert pair effect?

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When is it true that more nodes equals higher energy?

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What are some good examples of rate equations for a math class?

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What utility does the Tau bond model of orbital overlap have?

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How can I find the symmetry labels of atomic orbitals in a molecule?

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Why does the equilibrium constant change on scaling the stoichiometric coefficients of a reaction?

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Do filled Orbitals also hybridize?

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Rationalizing the Planarity of Formamide

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Defining and testing custom made DFT functionals?

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The energy gap between a pi-conjugated system with (2 bonding and 1 anti-bonding orbital) and (1 bonding and 2 anti-bonding) orbitals

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How can two orbitals constructively and destructively interfere simultaneously?

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Periodic trend in difference of energy between the s and p orbitals

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How do I determine the crystal field splitting for an arbitrary point group?

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Electronic model with highest prediction rate

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Calculating standard enthalpy of reaction, which reactant to choose for the amount of substance

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