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The SN2 mechanism

This is a type of reaction mechanism that is seen in case of nucleophillic substitution reactions. It is BIMOLECULAR NUCLEOPHILLIC SUBSTITUTION mechanism. In this kind of mechanism two molecules decide the rate of reaction, so it is BIMOLECULAR mechanism. The whole mechanism proceeds through a single step. That concerted step involves the bond breaking and

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How the age of mummies , dead bodies and fossils is calculated?

The aging of different organisms is mainly calculated by the special technique called the Radiocarbon dating. In this technique the age of any specimen is calculated on the basis of the present amount of an isotope of a particular element. Isotopes are the atoms of an element that have same atomic number but different atomic

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Why aeroplane leaves behind white trail in winters or cool weather ?

Hi guys today we are going to talk about the white trail formation during the winter,  when an aeroplane flies. To understand this phenomenon we must be aware of the combustion process taking place at the time of working of engine. During the combustion process, carbondioxide and water vapours are the major products. The water

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What is the shielding effect? How does it affect the size of an element?

The shielding effect , is seen when the electrons of inner shells shield the outer shell electrons from the nuclear charge. And this decreases the effective nuclear charge for the outer shell electrons. And hence they are less attracted towards the nucleus. This happens because of the higher penitration of the inner shell electrons. The

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Why does copper turns green on exposure to air ?

This happens because of corrosion of copper , as the copper is exposed to air it reacts slowly with water from the moisture present in air, carbondioxide and oxygen. And the product formed is a mixture of copper hydroxide and copper carbonate as shown below.

How many lone pairs of electrons are on the S atom in sulphur tetra floride (SF4) ?

In case of SF4 there are 6 electrons in the outermost shell of Sulphur, out of these 6 electrons, 4 are utilized in bonding with fluorine and thus two unshared electrons are there. Which leads to the lone pair as shown below. Contribute to make this site more informative.

Which isomer is more steam volatile ortho nitrophenol or para nitrophenol ?

Ortho isomer shows intramolecular hydrogen bonding , in which the H-bonding takes place in a single molecule not with the adjacent molecule. And in that case the molecules exists as discrete molecules or particles only because they are not attached or attracted by each other. Thus their boiling point decreases and they are volatile. But

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What is hydrogen bond? How does an intermolecular hydrogen bond differ from intramolecular hydrogen bond ?

Actually the hydrogen bond is simply a type of attraction which is caused by the the electronegativity difference between hydrogen and highly electronegative element like oxygen carbon nitrogen and fluorine. Intermolecular hydrogen bonding takes place between two molecules having hydrogen and electronegative element. Hydrogen is attracted by the electronegative element of another molecule for example

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What are Colligative properties ?

Actually the word co-ligative itself reveals that (“co” means each other and “ligative” means related) These are the properties which are related to each other. The colligative properties are those properties that depend on the number of solute particles in a solution or a mixture. “These properties don’t depend upon the nature of particles “.

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