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[*] posted on 11-10-2018 at 19:20
Reaction skill tree


What is the most door opening chemical reactions, i.e., what were the first?

[Edited on 10/12/2018 by Yttrium2]
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[*] posted on 11-10-2018 at 21:32


Palladium catalyzed crosscouplings like the Buchwald-Hartwig, the Sonogashira, the Heck and the Suzuki reaction.
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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 02:46


C + O2 = CO2 + heat and light
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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 10:05


Quote: Originally posted by Sulaiman  
C + O2 = CO2 + heat and light


^^ This
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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 11:08


Quote: Originally posted by morganbw  
Quote: Originally posted by Sulaiman  
C + O2 = CO2 + heat and light


^^ This
Next is crystal growing & purification using crystallization?



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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 11:16


N2 + 3 H2 + [Fe catalyst, 20 Mbar, 500 C] >> 2 NH3



[Edited on 04-20-1969 by clearly_not_atara]
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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 13:58


Hmmm. I'm rather fond of
C6H12O6 + 6O2 = 6CO2 + 6H2O
It's enabled me to do all sorts of stuff.

Now I'm off for some breakfast.
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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 14:14


Quote: Originally posted by Sulaiman  
C + O2 = CO2 + heat and light


Strictly speaking, light isn't a product of the reaction. It's not chemiluminescent. Instead, the light comes from blackbody radiation due to all the heat.

But in terms of a "skill tree" for reactions, this is a good one for the bottom.

[Edited on 2018-10-12 by Metacelsus]




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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 21:38


Calcium acetate from eggshels and vinegar.

You can use it to make acetone, tofu and the flammable jelly :)

[Edited on 13-10-2018 by nimgoldman]
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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 07:45



Haber process
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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 10:24


I agree with calcium acetate. Crush bulk eggshells in ball mill until they pass a 40 mesh screen. Set up ketene lamp with a blowtorch and nail polish remover. Use a tube to guide the ketene into GAA (the only inaccessible part of the project, everything else is otc). Add the formed Ac2O to distilled, de-ionized, and de-mineralized water until a ~5 percent concentration of aqueous acetic acid is reached. Dump crushed shells into acid solution, and boil to dryness!
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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 11:02


2 CuO + C -> 2Cu + CO2 Started the bronze age.



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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 17:04


How can one answer such an ambibuous question?
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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 19:08


Quote: Originally posted by CharlieA  
How can one answer such an ambibuous question?

i think most of the answers are ironic because of the vagueness of the question. wanna join?


i would go with stellar nucleosynthesis





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[*] posted on 12-3-2020 at 19:45


p + p → 21D + e++ve
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[*] posted on 13-3-2020 at 06:28


j_sum1 pretty much beat me to it, but C12H22O11 + ADP + inorganic P ---> ATP + water has allowed me to open the most doors in my life.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 06:09


Ive asked this queston before a while ago (or a similar one)


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Someone once said something that the alchemists did that opened up a lot of door ways, I forget the reaction, and what it produced. I'm going to have to dig for it. (unless anyone remembers what it was)
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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 06:30


Sulfuric acid maybe.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 10:19


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
Sulfuric acid maybe.


I think that was it,( I remember asking about the acids as those are like the starting point for a lot of chemistry) how did they do it again?
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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 11:55


Didn't Aldous Huxley say it was something that 3,4,5 trimethoxyphenylethylamine does with brain receptors?

Note of explanation: Back in the mid-20th century Huxley discovered that this compound makes people really, really like chairs,

"The legs, for example, of that chair. How miraculous their tubularity, how supernatural their polished smoothness!
I spent several minutes, or was it centuries? Not merely gazing at those bamboo legs but actually being them." -Huxley tripping out on chairs.

I believe doors fit into it somewhere too. Like he liked opening doors, or at least perceiving doors, or maybe he just liked Ray Manzarek.

I've really got to start googling this stuff before I post it.


BTW: You're right, and Karlos is right.
I think it was Gerber who distilled iron sulfate or some such thing in a retort (ceramic, not glass) to produce sulfuric acid.

This is a lynchpin of modern industry and even more vital to modern society than his later innovations in baby food.





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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 12:34


Quote: Originally posted by Yttrium2  
Someone once said something that the alchemists did that opened up a lot of door ways


2 KNO3 + S + 3 C → K2S + N2 + 3 CO2

When alchemists discovered this reaction, I'm sure a lot of doors (and windows, and walls) were suddenly opened.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 13:06


Quote: Originally posted by zwt2  
Quote: Originally posted by Yttrium2  
Someone once said something that the alchemists did that opened up a lot of door ways


2 KNO3 + S + 3 C → K2S + N2 + 3 CO2

When alchemists discovered this reaction, I'm sure a lot of doors (and windows, and walls) were suddenly opened.


Hahaha thanks to this I just woke up my wife by laughing loudly in bed early on a Sunday morning
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 12:25


Wohler synthesis. It is the first synthesis that actually created organic compound from inorganic salt. It is pronounced the starting point of modern organic chemistry. Back from this point scientists were unable to obtain organic compounds in lab. Here is wikipedia article about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%B6hler_synthesis
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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 13:12


But how useful was the Wöhler synthesis?
Certainly not even close as much as the discovery and use of sulfuric acid.
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[*] posted on 10-6-2020 at 03:27


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
But how useful was the Wöhler synthesis?
Certainly not even close as much as the discovery and use of sulfuric acid.


Karlos, I lost the link to my other thread -- in which I was asking about reaction skill trees / what opened up the most doorways..

I believe it was the sulfuric acid, but I don't remember, how did the alchemists make it, again? I can dig it up.
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