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Inductive Effect

Core Concepts This article will explain a phenomenon in organic chemistry known as the inductive effect. This concept plays a significant role in determining the

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Synthesizing Quinine

This article is part of ChemTalk’s Organic Synthesis Series. These longer articles are designed to show how ideas and reactions from organic chemistry are put

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Ketogenesis

Core Concepts The following article will discuss ketogenesis, a metabolic pathway responsible for producing ketones, which provide an alternate source of energy in the body.

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Directing Effects

Core Concepts Electrophilic aromatic substitution adds substituents to aromatic molecules. When a monosubstituted aromatic ring gets another substituent, the new substituent bonds to a specific

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Smog and Acid Rain

Core Concepts In this article, you will learn the basic introductory concepts necessary to understand smog and acid rain. You will learn the necessary conditions

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Ozone

Core Concepts In this article, you will learn the basic introductory concepts necessary to understand the role of ozone in atmospheric systems. You will learn

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Amination Reactions

Core Concepts In this article we will talk about amines and their respective properties, with a focus on the different types of amination reactions that

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The Notable Element Niobium

Introduction to Niobium The element niobium is a lustrous, crystalline, and ductile transition metal. Jet engines and both oil and gas pipelines contain niobium.  10

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Lineweaver-Burk Plot

Core Concepts In this article, you will learn about the Lineweaver-Burk plot and its applications to biochemistry topics, specifically that of enzyme kinetics. Topics Covered

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Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution

Core Concepts In this article, we will explore the reaction mechanism of nucleophilic acyl substitutions. Related Articles What is Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution? Nucleophilic acyl substitution

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Arrow Pushing

Core Concepts In this article, we will explore common forms of arrow pushing that are seen in organic chemistry, both intermolecular and intramolecular. We will

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Epoxidation

Core Concepts This article gives an introduction to the epoxidation reaction. We will discuss its general concepts, reaction mechanism, and applications in organic chemistry. What

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Aldehyde and Ketone (Formaldehyde and Acetone)

What is Carbonyl Oxidation?

Core Concepts This article will cover key properties of the carbonyl group and what reactions this group participates in, particularly the oxidation reaction. From nucleophilic

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The Toxic Element Cadmium

Interactive Periodic Table and Related Topics An Introduction to the Element Cadmium Discovered by Friedrich Stromeyer in 1817, Cadmium is well-known as one of the

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Epoxide Ring Opening

Core Concepts In this tutorial, you will learn about the mechanism, acid-base dependence, and reagents involved in the epoxide ring opening reaction. Topics Covered in

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An example of alcohols reactions

Alcohol Reactions

Core Concepts In this article we will talk about alcohols and their properties. We will also cover the different types of alcohols reactions that can

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The Hardworking Element Hafnium

Introduction to Hafnium Identified in 1923 by Dirk Coster and George de Hevesy, hafnium is a lustrous, silver-grey transition metal. The name “hafnium” originated from

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