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jerepierre
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26 votes

Why are isotopes of hydrogen the only ones with special names?

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What is the role of sulfuric acid and mercury(II) sulfate in the oxymercuration of alkynes?

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Does a Grignard reagent react with enones to give the 1,2- or 1,4- product?

18 votes

Are our hands really chiral?

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Exceptions to motif: nucleophile attacks electrophile

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Number of diastereomer pairs of 1,3-dichloro-1,2,3-triphenylpropane

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Will this beta-branched secondary alkyl halide undergo SN1 or SN2?

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Why are acetals stable to bases and nucleophiles?

13 votes

How many unique molecules exist? And how many exist only by synthesis?

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How do you explain pKa to non-professional?

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How do I visualise bicyclo[4.4.1]undeca-1,3,5,7,9-pentaene?

12 votes

Are carbocations that bad?

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Addition of HOBr across C=C

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Does an acetal give a positive Tollens test?

11 votes
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Does a catalyst increase atom economy?

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How many hydride ions are available in NaBH4?

11 votes

What makes an epoxide stable?

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Best reagent to convert 4-chloro-4H-pyran into an aromatic compound

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More acidic - protonated carbonyl or protonated hydroxyl?

10 votes

Synthesis of 2-benzylcyclohexan-1-ol from cyclohexanone

10 votes

Why does the reduction of a Weinreb amide give an aldehyde instead of an amine?

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Rearrangement of a bicyclic dienone under acidic conditions

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1-bromo-2-fluorobenzene reaction with magnesium and furan

9 votes

Mechanism for ring contraction from 2-methylenecyclobutanol to 1-methylcyclopropanecarbaldehyde

9 votes

Synthesis of diclofenac

8 votes
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Does the synthesis of beta-keto phosphonates from esters have a name?

8 votes
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Do molecules with axial chirality have "stereogenic units"?

8 votes

Oxidation state of the sulfur atoms in the thiosulfate Ion

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Oxidation of acetophenone to benzoic acid

8 votes

Is there a catalyst that will reduce an alcohol to an alkane?

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