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For those who haven't been frequenting meta, this post has been suggested numerous times. The intention is to collect together good questions with good answers which can be used as duplicate targets. While this is obviously a mammoth task, there is no stipulation that it is (or ever will be) exhaustive. I invite everybody to contribute to this - if you come across a good question (with a good answer) on the main site, add it here!

Contents

The organisation is not quite finalised, this is what I think works out well (glanced through university course structure) but we can always see how things go and adapt. Perhaps the glaring omission here is stoichiometry.

  • Inorganic chemistry
    • Nomenclature
    • Atomic properties and trends
    • Acid-base theories
    • Theories of molecular bonding
    • Main group chemistry
    • Transition metal and coordination chemistry
    • Solid state chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
    • Nomenclature
    • Spectrometry
    • Stereochemistry and conformational analysis
    • Mechanisms and mechanistic detail
    • Reactions and synthesis
  • Physical chemistry
    • Thermodynamics
    • Chemical kinetics
    • Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy
    • Molecular symmetry
    • Statistical mechanics
    • Electronic structure theory
  • Basic concepts
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    $\begingroup$ I think the key must be here, that the questions in this list shall be canonical, i.e. they must have and answer which is easily transferred to a different task because of the same concept. Like "What is the pH of 0.1 M acetic acid?" or "What is the pH of 2M ammonia?" should be marked duplicates of "How to calculate the pH of a weak acid or base?" $\endgroup$ – Martin - マーチン Dec 7 '16 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin-マーチン So, is it the plan, then, to consider questions that are a more-specific version of a general, canonical question, to be duplicates of that general, canonical question? On first reaction, I think this is fine; just clarifying. $\endgroup$ – hBy2Py Dec 7 '16 at 14:13
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, yes, thanks, I forgot to mention that aspect. Thanks, I will edit it in some time (bad jet lag right now..) @hBy2Py That is the direction we want to move in for various reasons. $\endgroup$ – orthocresol Dec 7 '16 at 14:18
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    $\begingroup$ I mean, it makes great sense -- I'd much rather close Q's like that as duplicates, because then it both (a) gets the question cleared away and (b) points the OP at something that will hopefully help them get the info they need. $\endgroup$ – hBy2Py Dec 7 '16 at 14:19
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    $\begingroup$ Also, if a canonical question and answer pair do not yet exist, anyone is certainly invited to create one! $\endgroup$ – jonsca Dec 8 '16 at 0:31
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    $\begingroup$ There should probably be another answer for "miscellaneous" chemistry, i.e. biochemistry, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, ... $\endgroup$ – Martin - マーチン Dec 9 '16 at 3:48
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Organic chemistry

Nomenclature

Spectrometry

Acidity and basicity

Stereochemistry and conformational analysis

Mechanisms and mechanistic detail

Reactions and synthesis

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Inorganic chemistry

Nomenclature

Qualitative Analysis

Atomic properties and periodic trends

Acid-base theories

Theories of molecular bonding

Main group chemistry

Transition metal chemistry

Solid state chemistry

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Physical chemistry

Thermodynamics

Chemical kinetics

Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy

Molecular symmetry/Group Theory

Statistical mechanics

Electronic structure theory

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