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Q: Meaning of equivalents in organic synthesis

AChemThe use of "equivalents" as used in titrations/chemical analysis is an obsolete concept except in some countries. The original meaning of equivalent weights is the weight of a compound that combines with 16 g O or 1 g H and it was developed during the time when electrons did not "exist". With thi...

 
 
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Q: In 2022, how can we use comments to welcome new users and encourage them to improve questions?

Karsten TheisIt seems that during the 2022 moderator election, this meta site has some more eyes on it, so it might be a good time to think about how to encourage new users to become experienced users and valued contributors to StackExchange Chemistry. Most questions are posed by new users. Most questions ask...

 
 
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Q: Negative or fractional order of reaction

Jorge BonifazLet $\ce{A}$ be the reactant and $\ce{P}$ the product at the imaginary elementary reaction $\ce{A->P}$. Could it possibly have a net total order of $-1?$ $$-\frac{\mathrm d[\ce{A}]}{\mathrm dt} = k[\ce{A}]^{-1} \tag{1}$$ Or even more, a reaction whose rate depends on the concentration of the prod...

 

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