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What makes banana bonds possible in diborane?

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2 answers
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What makes diazo compounds so unstable and explosive?

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1 answer
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Why do thiols have such a propensity for bonding with mercury?

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Why are equations of state for a non-ideal gas so elusive?

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2 answers
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What are the mechanisms for capture of As(III) and As(V) by magnetite from water?

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1 answer
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Is there a theory behind selecting elements that may be successful in potential superconductors?

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1 answer
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What is the geometric configuration of the four fluorine atoms during the synthesis of xenon tetrafluoride?

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Why is tin(II) fluoride more effective in turning apatite into fluorapatite?

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Does borax do anything more for "boosting" detergent than adding active oxygen would?

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What is it about the relationship between the Fe²⁺ and Fe³⁺ in magnetite that makes it diamagnetic?

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Why does activated carbon preferentially adsorb anions?