Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fundamental issues of atomic structure and back to black body emissions

I had a simple objective I was trying to solve. I wanted to compare the energy levels of a satellite to that of an electron. I used a web page that calculated a satellite’s speed and height to create a … Continue reading

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Ammonium ion pKa values and gas phase acidities

There was a question posted asking why the pKa of trimethylamine did not follow the pattern of increased basicity as alkyl groups replaced hydrogen atoms. Let’s go back over some examples[1] and the theoretical implications. Cmpd pKa Cmpd pKa t-BuNH3(+) … Continue reading

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