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Why is HCl the acid of choice for swimming pools?
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There are several reasons not to consider these acids to be interchangeable for use in swimming pools. A total answer covers aspects of chemistry, biology, safety, availability, and cost. As ...

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What is the best way to convert SMILES strings to file names?
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Use the PubChem Compound ID (CID) to name your files. You'll be able to name your files with numbers containing, at most, 9 digits. With over 100 million compounds in PubChem, your compounds are ...

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Silver nitrate mirror on 3d printed sla resin
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A traditional way of applying a silver coating to glass is through a chemical reaction using a reagent known as Tollens' Reagent. This reagent is prepared from silver nitrate as the source of silver. ...

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Free API to view 2D representation of Molecules
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Another option for a little programming is the Indigo Toolkit, which has Python, Java, .NET, and C libraries. The following Python example takes the isomeric SMILES for Albuterol, which I obtained ...

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Latent blood detection with fluorescein
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Fluorescin(left), a non-fluorescent compound, reacts with iron in residual blood samples to produce highly fluorescent fluorescein(right). The reference$\ce{^{[2]}}$ from which the following excerpt ...

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Did I accidentally create phosgene gas
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Sodium hypochlorite (the active ingredient in bleach) and acetone react to produce chloroform. Chloroform can slowly decompose into phosgene in air with exposure to oxygen $$\ce{2CHCl3 + O2 ->[h\...

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How is exact racemization possible?
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Stereoselectivity is a very important factor in organic synthesis. Most of the natural chemistry in the world, at least the world that involves biology and chemistry, is chiral, favoring one ...

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