Reihani
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Mechanism of the reaction of cyclohexanol and concentrated nitric acid to form adipic acid
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From the article by van Asselt and van Krevelen [1]: Cyclohexanol is oxidized to cyclohexanone. The cyclohexanone reacts with the nitrous acid to yield isonitrosocyclohexanone producing 2-nitro-2-...

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Tollen's Test with Salicylaldehyde
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Of course, the answer is resonance. As described by Benet et al., a basic medium (pH>10) favours the Tollen's reaction. On the other hand, if we want to dissolve phenol in water, we will need OH- ...

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Importance of halogens and nitrogen in degree of unsaturation
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The degree of unsaturation is defined as the index of hydrogen deficiency (IHD) that determines the total number of rings and π bonds. It means the removal of two hydrogen atoms from a molecule is ...

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Comparing acidic strength of ortho and para hydroxybenzoic acid
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I think the below scheme depicts well how the intramolecular hydrogen bonding more favours the collapse of the carboxylic O—H bond in the orthohydroxybenzoic acid than in the parahydroxybenzoic acid.

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Reaction of amines with diethyl oxalate (Hofmann amine separation method)
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When a 1° amine attacks to a carboxyl group, The structure below (left) is generated which lowers the energy level of the intermediate such that the second amine can easily react with the other ...

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is there any single non toxic compound/chemical which can give direct color change by react with pure ethanol?
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If you are looking for an edible reagent, I can offer egg whites (albumin) for some consumptions. The egg protein is denatured in the presence of ethanol, and a white precipitate is formed. This ...

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Weinreb ketone synthesis
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All the reaction doesn't occur just in one pot. First, BuLi removes the tributylstannyl substituent from the compound 1 in nearly 0.5 h. Then, by adding the amide 3 the reaction pot, the anion 2 ...

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