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M.A.R.
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Why is gold golden?
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Why can we smell copper?
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Can an atom have more than 8 valence electrons? If not, why is 8 the limit?
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Is a negative pH level physically possible?
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How do you melt metals with super high melting points?
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What is Bent's rule?
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Why is the 2s orbital lower in energy than the 2p orbital when the electrons in 2s are usually farther from the nucleus?
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Bonding in diatomic C2, a carbon-carbon quadruple bond?
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Why do elements in columns 6 and 11 assume 'abnormal' electron configurations?
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How does Walter White make pure crystal meth using a non-stereospecific reaction?
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How can one explain niobium’s weird electronic configuration?
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Why add water first then acid?
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Why do we write NH3?
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The last element's atomic number
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What makes some metals melt at higher temperature?
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Why does menthol (e.g. peppermint) feel cool to the tongue?
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How can antibonding orbitals be more antibonding than bonding orbitals are bonding?
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Is there any substance that's a 4-4-4 on the NFPA diamond?
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Why do the names of most chemical elements end with -um or -ium?
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Why does bond angle decrease in the order H2O, H2S, H2Se?
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The reason behind the steep rise in pH in the acid base titration curve
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Carbon atoms at the edge of a diamond
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Differences between phenols and alcohols
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Do molecules with bridges through rings exist?
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What is more acidic: D3O+ in D2O or H3O+ in H2O and why?
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Why is methane's molecular formula conventionally "CH₄", while water is "H₂O" (among others)?
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What is the inert pair effect?
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Why do impurities lower the melting point of an isolated substance?
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How can the dipole moment of carbon monoxide be rationalised by molecular orbital theory?
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Why do SN1 and SN2 reactions not occur at sp2 centres?
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