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James Gaidis
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34 votes

Is "stainless" a bulk or a surface property of stainless steel?

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Why do only some metals make protective oxide layers?

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Does ammonia exhibit hydrogen bonding in its gaseous state?

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Electrolysis with salt water on steel plates creates horrible black liquid

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Why do different substances containing saturated hydrocarbons burns with different flame?

8 votes

Ammonia for cleaning - what is the interaction between ammonia and oils?

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Why is potassium less dense than sodium?

8 votes

Alcohol (ethanol) distillation: mystery congener

8 votes

Why doesn't tantalum and tungsten form amalgam?

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Gold Plating on Glass?

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Why does ammonia accept a hydrogen to form ammonium when its octet is already complete?

7 votes

Why is potassium cation harder than copper?

7 votes

Is Mg(OH)2 more insoluble than MgCO3?

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Taking volume contraction into account when mixing water with ethanol

7 votes

How does acetone remove pencil marks?

7 votes

Deciding the order of heat of combustion of isomeric alkanes

7 votes

A solution is cloudy at lower concentration and becomes clear at higher concentration. Why?

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Why are the two bonds in sulphur dioxide identical?

7 votes
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Trial by fire: Safely heating sand without it agglomerating?

7 votes
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Rotation of partially double bonds in cinnamaldehyde

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Why does mercury(II) nitrate form only when using concentrated nitric acid?

6 votes

How can I mix methylene chloride, methanol and hydrofluric acid to make a paint stripper?

6 votes

What can this chemical be? (Qualitative Analysis)

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Are these molecular structures of cyclodecapentaene identical?

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Melting points of benzoic and stearic acids

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What makes some chemicals form steep density gradients in solution?

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Heterolytic vs homolytic cleavage of the C−H bond in cyclopentadiene

6 votes

Why Rutherford choose Alpha particle for his gold foil experiment?

5 votes

Does it sometimes take energy to create a chemical bond?

5 votes

Why is my sodium acetate not resulting in any crystals?

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