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    How do scientists find out what something contains?

    I will take a look at that, thanks :)
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    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 they`ve got after an reaction is actually what the wanted and...
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    Synthesis of aspirin, confused noob

    I`ll have to read up on the ranking of basicity?
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    Synthesis of aspirin, confused noob

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

    I don`t 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.
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    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. I`ve been trying to find the answer to this question for...
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    Why do acids donate protons?

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

    Title says it all. I don`t get it.
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    Does Sulfuric acid donate both of it H+ protons?

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

    But would the HS04- become somewhat basic because of the negative charge?
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    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?
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    Why is cyanide writted as CN- when the negative charge is on carbon?

    Oh well, I guess I`ll 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 don`t really wanna go to deep into this. Thanks though anyway people :)
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    What is the purpose of resonance structures?

    Okey, I`ll take a look at that link DrDu and I`ll also do some some more reading up on the meta, ortho and para stuff. I am 1/5 of the organic chemistry book I am reading right now, so I`m not sure if I should read up on this just yet. But eventually I will. Thanks though, and sorry for the...
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    What is the purpose of resonance structures?

    I must be mentally impaired or psychologically retarded, but all I want is an answer to how drawing resonance structures can benefit practical synthesis of new molecules? Is that really so complicated that a simple short answer does not exist?
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    What is the purpose of resonance structures?

    I listen, however, I am more or less or pretty much mostly interested in it`s practical purpose of creating new molecules. That is ALL i am interested in. How does drawing resonance structures help to create a new molecule? thanks.
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    What is the purpose of resonance structures?

    Calm yourself gentleman, I don`t mean any harm nor do I wish to make you wishful of approaching me sarcastically toward such an important question, that is for me that is... My name is Dr King Shultz and I wish to parlay with you. Now if you wouldn`t mind speaking English with me so we can move...
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    What is the purpose of resonance structures?

    I`ve started reading up and practically making various resonance structures of various molecules. Though in the book I am reading I have only been subsituted with the information that it can be very neccessary for chemical mechanics later on in the book. Is this correct? Also, the book doesn`t...
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    What role do the 2 lone electron pairs in H2O have?

    Okey and thanks for the reply :)
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    What role do the 2 lone electron pairs in H2O have?

    What role do the 2 lone electron pairs have in a h2o molecule when hydrogen and oxygen bond covalently. I`ve understood that the oxygen side of the h2o molecule is negative because it is more electronegative and the elctrons spend more time on that "side". While the hydrogen "side" is more...
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    What happens to atoms that havent reacted in a chemical reaction?

    I am afraid I don`t get it. :( Do you mind trying again?
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    What happens to atoms that havent reacted in a chemical reaction?

    Yeah but lets say for instance you needed to use some sort of alcohol like methanol and you needed to make it react with some element to create some product. And lets say that you`re end product would result in a drinkeble product. I mean how would you avoid some of it being left over, it could...
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    What happens to atoms that havent reacted in a chemical reaction?

    So let`s say that we have a chemical reaction with liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, but we`ve got very little hydrogen, and very much oxygen. As we pour these two liquids together they react with on another and create water. However since there was a very much bigger amount of oxygen than...
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    A hypothetical question about seeing an atom with the naked eye

    I found this thread: http://www.livescience.com/21214-atomic-nuclei-variations-estimate.html Which pretty much blows the idea of creating an atom with that many million neutrons and protons inside the nucleus. So unfortunately this sucks.... However, if you guys/gals dont mind do you know: 1...
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    A hypothetical question about seeing an atom with the naked eye

    Please think about the idea, and not about the realistic approach to it. Please speak noob friendly. Thank you. Let`s drop the possibility of seeing it, but is it possible to create an atom this big?
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    A hypothetical question about seeing an atom with the naked eye

    we could use cameras that take photos million times a second. I mean besisdes the problems of it dissapearing, it this hypothetically possible
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    A hypothetical question about seeing an atom with the naked eye

    but there could be ways to prevent this, or in some way construct the atom so it would not interact with other atoms. Right?
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    A hypothetical question about seeing an atom with the naked eye

    This is only hypothetical, but bare with me. I did some searching on the interweb and found out that a drop of water has about: 1.67 × 10^21 molecules (Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_water_molecules_are_in_one_drop_of_water) Also, the amount of protons and neutrons that can...
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