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  • fluorine's 3d orbital
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Why are tertiary carbocations the most reactive, if they're already stable?

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Why doesn't HCl form when you dissolve NaCl in water?

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Can you make napalm out of gasoline and orange juice concentrate?

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Why is the iodide anion a good nucleophile but a poor base?

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Does sulfur and phosphorus expand their octet?

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Why formulate drugs as HCl salts when HCl is in stomach acid?

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Why does hydrogen fluoride have a boiling point so much lower than that of water?

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Thermodynamics adding salt to water changes the temperature

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Why do strong acids have weak conjugate bases?

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Why doesn't calcium carbonate dissolve in water even though it is an ionic compound?

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Why are weak acids weak?

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Why is arsenous acid denoted H3AsO3?

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Why is a strong base needed for an E2 reaction and not a an E1 reaction?

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What is the difference between "bromine" and "bromine water" in their reaction with an alkene?

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Why is electronegativity increasing with oxidation state increase?

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Why do esters actually smell?

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What is the proper Lewis structure for HCOOH?

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What is the reason for the different solubility of silver halides in ammonia?

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Bonding in the phosphate ion

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What is the difference between enthalpy of formation and Gibbs free energy of formation?

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Effect of temperature on Hydrogen Bonding?

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Comparing formula for enthalpy change with bond dissociation energy and formation enthalpy

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Why exception is noted in the solubility of lead salts?

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What is the difference between a reaction of Lewis acids with Lewis bases and a redox reaction?

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Why is tetramethylammonium hydroxide a stronger base than tri- or dimethyl amine?

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Why 6.023x10^23 is not written as 6023x10^20?

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Is ozone an electrophile in the ozonolysis reaction?

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Why are inert gas (especially Xenon) compounds powerful oxidizing agents?

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Why does hydrogen bonding in salicylic acid make it more acidic?

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Causes of reversible reaction

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