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Why is black-body radiation curve smooth without a sharp cutoff?

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Why does liquid water form when we exhale on a mirror?

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Is it possible to boil a liquid by just mixing many immiscible liquids together?

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Why is graphite brittle?

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Statistical entropy of perfect gas and indistinguishability

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Can an electron be excited to a spin state with s ≠ 1/2?

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How to read character table?

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Do the αβ and βα states of homonuclear AX system have same energy?

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Why aren't electrons included in the equilibrium constant expression?

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How to use DSC to differentiate first and second order phase transition?

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adiabatic expansion vs Joule-Thomson Effect

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Exact meaning of constant volume heat capacity

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How does refrigerator actually work?

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Faradic and non-Faradic current in Voltammetry

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Is there any magnetic resonance spectroscopy that based on orbital angular momentum?

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Can vapour pressure be used to 'generate' work for free?

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Why doesn't octahedral d8 system exhibit Jahn-Teller effect?

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Effect of transition energy gap and frequency of microwave on appearance of CW EPR spectrum

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Is Gibbs energy change during osmosis positive? If so then why is it spontaneous?

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number of optical isomers of a cyclic molecule

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Why is excluded volume in van der Waals equation divided by 2?

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Why do we use external pressure when calculating work done by gas? [duplicate]

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Do maxima in Gibbs energy also correspond to equilibrium positions?

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Inexact differential-path function

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Is constant pressure heat capacity = entropy during adiabatic reversible expansion of perfect gas?

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Proof for second-order perturbation term of energy

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dSsur, dS and dStotal relation

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Why O and N promote SN1 but C=O inhibit SN1 although both are electron-withdrawing?