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Elements other than carbon that can form many different compounds by bonding to themselves?

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Heats of formation of neutral molecules and homolytic vs heterolytic bond dissociation in mass spectrometry

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Clarification of textbook concepts relating to "perfect", "ideal", and "real" gases

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Miller Indices and the case of a cubic crystal

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How do the three Miller indices (hkl) denote planes orthogonal to the reciprocal lattice vector?

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Importance of zinc blende and wurzite crystal structures for semiconductors?

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Why does the heat of formation of organic radicals and positive ions decrease with their size and degree of branching at the radical or ionic site?

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How to arrive at the preferred IUPAC name for 1,2-diphenylethane?

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Electron Ionization and the Franck-Condon Diagram: vibrationally excited and vibrationally ground states

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Interstitial defects in crystals: "high energy configurations"?

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Miller indices: How does one translates the orientation to the origin of the unit cell?

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PE expression for vibrational spectra of molecules using Newton's second law

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What does "spin degeneracy" mean in this context?

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Clarification of term symbol explanation of laser crystal doping from textbook

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Free Electron-Bond Electron Interactions

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Do we really have technology with the resolution to distinguish between layers of single atoms of materials?

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Convoluted explanation of different types of Raman scattering

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What is the precise meaning of "in-phase" (and "out-of-phase") in this context?

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Relative intensities are basically independent from the absolute ion abundances registered by the detector?

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Identifying unknown compound using mass spectrum

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Frequency region and "uncoupled oscillators" in vibrational spectroscopy

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Values for heat of reaction example

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Difference between vapor-phase transport and vapor-phase deposition?

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Raman scattering and "electron and proton center" of molecule

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Reconciling electron configuration and valence electron distribution over separate energy levels in energy band theory [duplicate]

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Calculating distance between adjacent planes (hkl) in a simple cubic crystal

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Why do impacting electrons have a low probability of causing ionization?

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Textbook Claim: "... in all cases it is the electrostatic force acting between charged particles that is responsible for all the forms of bonding." [duplicate]

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Why is it not possible for seven close copper atoms to come together to gain a noble-gas configuration of valence electrons?

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Atomic number ranges in "integral units"?