Karan Singh
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Is my reasoning for resonance structures correct?
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Well, your answer seems to be correct but not your reasoning. In 2 and 4 there are 2 extra pi electrons in the system which seem to have come out of nowhere. The best way to solve is to draw all the ...

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How does a carbocation have a positive charge?
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Well I get what your problem is. The thing is that earlier C had 4 electrons in its valence shell. Now it is bonded to 3 other atoms giving it a total of 6 electrons in its shell. The octet rule ...

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Effect of inductive effect on boiling point,melting point and dipole movement
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Not quite sure about melting and boiling points but things like polarity ,dipole moment and inductive effect are kind of interconnected.Inductive effect is a consequence of electronegativity ...

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Electron affinity
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Well everything in nature wants to or tries to attain a configuration where it is at its lowest energy. When an atom receives an electron and completes its octet it becomes more stable or in other ...

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is it possible to make ethanol from ethane through a chlorination / hydrolysis two-step procedure?
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Yes, it is possible. Although ,commercially(and ironically!) alkyl halides are produced from the corresponding alcohols. The main reason why this is so because free-radical chlorination requires high ...

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Inductive effects of halogens
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All your observations are correct.But one thing you seem to be missing is the presence of vacant d orbitals in Chlorine.I am sorry but I couldn't find pictures as such but I am sure you will ...

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Resonance Forms in Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
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It should be no different. If you label the carbon atoms clockwise as 1,2,3....6 starting at the ipso (or the top/12'o clock position) then as soon as the H in step 2 moves out, the bond pair would ...

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How actually do we decide acidity and basicity order?
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As Tejas said the sign of inequality in the second statement should be opposite. This is because in HF there is extensive hydrogen bonding which tends to reduce its acidic character. The reason being ...

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