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1. How do scientists find out what something contains?

I will take a look at that, thanks :)
2. How do scientists find out what something contains?

How do scientists find out what something contains, like a liquid, or a mushy ball of crushed leafs. Do they do a bunch of tests, or do they put it through a machine which then gives them the answer. Also how do they know that what theyve got after an reaction is actually what the wanted and...
3. Synthesis of aspirin, confused noob

Ill have to read up on the ranking of basicity?
4. Synthesis of aspirin, confused noob

But they dont need to be negatively charged to accept a proton, do they? What?! I dont see any reason why the carbonyl oxygen couldnt accept an h plus ion. I just cant see it with my eyes.
5. Synthesis of aspirin, confused noob

I dont see how drawing the resonance structure for the acetic anhydride could show me the answer to my question. I am pretty much only curious in why the h plus ion gets bonded on the acetic anhydride oxygen and not on the salicylic acid oxygen.
6. Synthesis of aspirin, confused noob

Hi, Take a look at this synthesis of aspirin. Because I am noob, please bare with me. On the top there you can see how the acetic anhydride gets attacked by the H plus ion. I cant understand why the h plus ion gets bonded there. Ive been trying to find the answer to this question for...
7. Why do acids donate protons?

what causes the acids to donate protons is what I am interested in.
8. Why do acids donate protons?

Title says it all. I dont get it.
9. Does Sulfuric acid donate both of it H+ protons?

Could you then shortly explain why acids dont end up like bases when they give up their protons?
10. Does Sulfuric acid donate both of it H+ protons?

But would the HS04- become somewhat basic because of the negative charge?
11. Does Sulfuric acid donate both of it H+ protons?

But it tends to not do it because it is less stable than H2SO4? Because of the negative charge right?
12. Why is cyanide writted as CN- when the negative charge is on carbon?

Oh well, I guess Ill just deal with it, I mean I can still handle myself around it and I can still do some of the tasks and questions in the book. I understand what they mean, and I dont really wanna go to deep into this. Thanks though anyway people :)
13. Does Sulfuric acid donate both of it H+ protons?

H2SO4 + H2O -> HSO4- + H3O+ A question by a noob. I get the fact that water can act as an acid and as a base. The oxygen "pulls" the hydrogen+ ion away from the sulfuric acid oxygen hydrogen bond an gets one itself and becomes positively charged, therefore a hydronium. However, I wonder...
14. Why is cyanide writted as CN- when the negative charge is on carbon?

I guess this then implies to OH- as well. But how should interpret a molecular formula like that when reading it somewhere. As an overall negative molecule, or "cause I know" interpret it as a negative charge on carbon. The same goes with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxide I guess then. But...
15. Why is cyanide writted as CN- when the negative charge is on carbon?

The Title pretty much sums it up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanide Why is it written like that when it is clear that the carbon must be the one with the negative charge?