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Organic Chemistry Questions and Answers (Q&A)

John Adney
Answered: Apr 20, 2017
Thepenultimate(second to lastcarbon)carbonis the last chiralcarbonof the chain. The alcohol group attached to thiscarbonis that which attacks the carbonyl during cyclization of a...Read More

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The difference between aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons is that aliphatic hydrocarbons consist of linear chains of carbon atoms, like methane CH4, ethane, C2H6. Aromatic hydrocarbons consist...Read More

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
Alkanes are called paraffin because of their little affinity towards a general reagent. In other words, alkanes are inert substances. Saturated hydrocarbons (alkanes) are called paraffin....Read More

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E. Good
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
All aromatic compounds need to follow a rule called Huckels rule to be termed aromatic. According to this rule, if the compound contains 4n+2 de-localizable pi electrons, it can be termed...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Oct 31, 2020
X is 2,5-dimethyl-3-hexyne ; Y is trans-2,5-dimethyl-3-hexene.

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C. Block, English Professor
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The simplest hydrocarbon is methane (CH4). It is made up of only one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms. It is the leading constituent of natural gas. The respective abundance of methane on...Read More

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
Aromatic compounds have all electrons paired whereas antiaromatic compounds electrons which make them unstable. Aromatic compounds have a high resonance which makes them more stable due to charge...Read More

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C. Perez, Writer
Answered: Feb 28, 2019
The vital force theory was put forward by Swedish chemist BERZELIUS in 1815. According to this theory, organic compounds could be produced only under the influence of some mysterious force...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Oct 31, 2020
Aldoses

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E. Good
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
A polymer fiber that contains carbon nanotubes and reduced graphene oxide is stronger than Spider Silk and Keuler. The most robust polymer yarn of all time has been made by mixing a graphene...Read More

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
As a rule, polar compounds dissolve in water; however, most of the organic compounds like ethyl alcohol are hydrocarbons, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids do not dissolve in water. While many...Read More

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E. Good
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
A biomolecule or biological molecule is a loosely used term for atoms and ions that are present in organisms. They are essential to serve typically biological processes such as cell division, or...Read More

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