Monthly Archives: April 2012

Why is an acid-base chemical equilibrium always shifted to the weaker acid?

This post in being picked up from here: You have to be careful here. This is about bond strengths, but you cannot use homolytic bond strengths. That is usually what you find in tables of bond strengths. A good measure … Continue reading

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Enzyme Inbibition

A post had been made about enzyme thermodynamics in which the poster asked about entropic and enthalpic effects of ligands and enzymes. Below is my contribution to this discussion. Quote from: Doc Oc I read an interesting review a while … Continue reading

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Why are cis-1,2-dichloroethene and trans-1,2-dichloroethene achiral ?

If you drew a mug, with the word CAT on the side facing you, pretend there is a mirror, and draw the mirror image, you would get another mug with the handle reversed and the word TAC with the letter … Continue reading

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Among phenol, methanol and dimethyl ether which has the largest bond angle and which is the lowest?

Among phenol, methanol and dimethyl ether which has the largest bond angle and is which the lowest? This was posted here. I think this is a VESPR type of question. In methane, the bond angles are all 109.5°, but in … Continue reading

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