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Geoff Hutchison
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Why is gold golden?

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Why is FORTRAN so commonly used in computational chemistry?

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Is pyrene aromatic despite failing Hückel's rule?

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What is the strongest acid?

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Is there a function to approximate atomic mass from the atomic number?

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Why is chemical accuracy defined as 1 kcal/mol?

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Why is gold unreactive when only one electron is in the outer shell?

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Does chemistry need machine learning?

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How many molecules does it take to have a phase?

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Is a compound aromatic if it also has anti-aromatic rings?

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What is the physical basis for Hund's first rule?

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Why isn't the silicon analogue of benzene flat?

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How do quantum software packages Work?

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Is KF the most ionic compound?

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Are there non-transparent gases?

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Why do all radioactive decay series terminate at lead?

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Can nonpolar molecules exhibit dipole-dipole forces?

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Is there a formula to tell how many conformers of a molecule to generate?

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Is the Self Consistent Field an actual field?

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Symmetrize nearly symmetric molecule

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What do short-range and long-range corrections mean in DFT methods?

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How to solidify sand

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What is charge shift bonding?

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How can you manage SCF convergence problems?

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Why was atomic mass scale changed from Oxygen - 16 to Carbon - 12?

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What actually is the Wavefunction?

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How to get the SMILES of all compounds on PubChem?

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Methods for Determining Partial Charges

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Symmetry representations

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Is there a way to contain fluorine gas for long term so that it can be visually observed?

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