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how is benzonitrile less soluble than methylbenzene? I'm baffled [more inside]
posted by iamcharity on Jan 26, 2015 - 4 answers

Just a gram or two of sugar makes the estrogens go down...

Can you answer a few questions related to hormonal birth control? Science questions, I mean! [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jun 8, 2013 - 9 answers

dissolve in hot water

does mixing creatine in hot water denature it? [more inside]
posted by compound eye on Aug 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Primer on the workings of cognition-affecting chemicals

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]
posted by foursentences on May 27, 2012 - 5 answers

I don't understand spectroscopy or spectrometry analysis.

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]
posted by schroedinger on May 2, 2011 - 8 answers

How would the Horta actually work?

"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?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Jun 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Relative bond energies of common organic bonds

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]
posted by killdevil on May 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Mystery molecule!

What's this molecule? An antibiotic of some kind, I think? I've tried Google'ing based on its IUPAC name, no luck.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on May 7, 2010 - 2 answers

What's the best way to study for organic chemistry and/or anatomy?

What are your best study strategies for learning organic chemistry and/or anatomy? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Sep 15, 2009 - 19 answers

How is Diclofenac, aka, 2-(2,6-dichlorophenylamino)phenyl]acetic acid, synthesized?

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]
posted by caveat empress on Dec 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Orangic Chemists in the House?

Anyone who knows Organic Chemistry? Can you help me with one reaction mechanism? [more inside]
posted by magnetsphere on Oct 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me with this Organic Chemistry doozie.

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]
posted by Paul KC on Jun 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Why wouldn't heated egg yolks thicken?

Recently I failed to make a lemon tart because the eggs wouldn't thicken. What went wrong? [more inside]
posted by phhht on Mar 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry [mi] [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Jul 12, 2004 - 5 answers

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