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Why is gold golden?
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Why is absolute zero unattainable?
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What makes banana bonds possible in diborane?
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Difference between thermodynamic and kinetic stability
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How to derive these general formulae for number of stereoisomers of a compound with a possible plane of symmetry?
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Why is [PdCl4]2- square planar whereas [NiCl4]2- is tetrahedral?
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Why are there only 7 types of unit cells and 14 types of Bravais lattices?
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What is Drago's rule? Does it really exist?
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How to name binary (inorganic) compounds given their chemical formula, and vice-versa?
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Why do cyclic hydrocarbons have higher boiling points than their acyclic isomers?
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Why does radium have a higher first ionisation energy than barium?
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Why does chlorine have a higher electron affinity than fluorine?
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Cubane systematic name
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Ring contraction in a carbocation due to ring strain and back bonding
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Migratory aptitude in pinacol-pinacolone rearrangement
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Why don't alkynes undergo preferential anti bromination to the degree that alkenes do?
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Why does the solubility of Group II hydroxides increase and the solubility of sulphates decrease down the group?
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Why is cis-1,2-dichloroethene more stable than trans-1,2-dichloroethene?
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Is there any special rules for checking the aromaticity of polycyclic compounds?
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Why is sulfur hexafluoride more stable than selenium or tellurium hexafluoride?
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How to determine the worst resonance structures out of a given set?
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Why is active mass of a pure solid or liquid always taken as unity?
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Can the change in internal energy be nonzero if temperature is constant?
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What is active mass?
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Thermal stability of alkali metal hydrides and carbonates
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Why does hydration of ions depend on their charge to area ratio?
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why are lp-lp repulsions greater than bp-lp and bp-bp?
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Metal carbonyl bonding
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Bond lengths in naphthalene
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Why is the curve of an isothermal process above the that of a adiabatic process during compression?