how is benzonitrile less soluble than methylbenzene? I'm baffled [more inside]
Can you answer a few questions related to hormonal birth control? Science questions, I mean! [more inside]
Neuropharmacologyfilter. Brief me on the practical basics (and the theoretical rudiments) of what it means to have a chemical in one's "system." [more inside]
I need help understanding analysis of mass spectrometry and UV, IR, NMR spectroscopy readouts. I'm looking up tutorials on websites and re-reading my textbook, and while I think I understand the theory behind each method I'm drawing a blank when it comes to actually interpreting results to complete problems. [more inside]
"Silicon based life" is a perennial sci-fi trope - I guess because silicon and carbon share similar-ish valency properties. Has anyone actually tried to flesh out what a silicon chemistry complex enough to support protein analogues would look like? Or more broadly, has anyone proposed schemata for complex, self-replicating chemistries that differ substantially from those we know?
Looking for a chart or table that broadly summarizes/compares the relative bond energies of the most common intramolecular bonds found in organic molecules (think single and double bonds among C, H, O, N, and maybe S too). [more inside]
What's this molecule? An antibiotic of some kind, I think? I've tried Google'ing based on its IUPAC name, no luck.
What are your best study strategies for learning organic chemistry and/or anatomy? [more inside]
I Need to find out how Diclofenac, aka 2-(2,6-dichlorophenylamino)phenyl]acetic acid, is sythesized for an O-Chem oral presentation. [more inside]
Anyone who knows Organic Chemistry? Can you help me with one reaction mechanism? [more inside]
Organic Chemistryfilter: In H NMR spectroscopy, why is it that as a carbon is more substituted, it is also more shielded? Better explanation inside. [more inside]
Recently I failed to make a lemon tart because the eggs wouldn't thicken. What went wrong? [more inside]
Organic Chemistry [mi] [more inside]