There are some questions on this site that get a lot of views but don't have an answer. Some of them even have a high question score. Here are some examples (the two numbers behind the question are the score and the views as of Dec-22-2023):

  1. How to calculate transition dipole moment from two known wavefunctions 25 2357

  2. Do Cyclohexane-1,3-diones Give Positive Haloform Reactions? 22 3326

  3. 🎩 Can we use phosphorus triiodide in Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky reaction? 18 1589

  4. Role of pH in azo C-coupling reaction, continued 11 1167

  5. Understanding two-electron integrals in Gaussian 09 11 1042

  6. 🎁 At what temperature does charcoal burn? 10 12015

  7. 🎩 Orbital and state correlation diagram for ring-closure of pentadienyl to a cyclic allyl 10 1294

  8. Inter electronic repulsion in s and d orbitals 9 3480

  9. Why is the bond angle of N-N-N in hydrogen azide not 180 degrees? 9 1854

  10. 🎩 Why does the reaction of sodium nitrate, aluminium, and sodium hydroxide yield ammonia? 8 18766

  11. What are the limitations of the Born-Lande' equation? 8 3619

  12. 🎩 Is hydronium an electrophile, nucleophile, both or neither? 8 2828

  13. Tables/database/literature of specific or optical rotation 8 2123

  14. What is the fabric in heating mantles made of? 8 1495

  15. 🎩 Why does reduction using sodium borohydride require a protic solvent? 8 1450

I selected these using a query ("answers:0 and score:2 and closed:false and views:1000") or SEDE query, and picked the ones with the highest scores. Of course, that doesn't mean they are good questions, so check (and perhaps edit) before you place a bounty.

If you like one of them, though, you could put a bounty on it. If you don't want to spend your points, you can instead put a link of your favorite unanswered question in an answer to this post, and maybe someone else will sponsor a bounty (or answer it).

Of course, this is inspired by past bounty dances and similar events.

  • $\begingroup$ @Karsten Sadly, my entry (Q3) will never get an answer:( $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2023 at 2:41
  • $\begingroup$ chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/50780/… This question $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2023 at 3:18
  • $\begingroup$ What do the hats indicate? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2023 at 3:19
  • $\begingroup$ @HarikrishnanM It has been put into bounty hat (bountied) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2023 at 4:07
  • $\begingroup$ That means the bounty has been awarded?! OMG I answered it to get that! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2023 at 4:07
  • $\begingroup$ @NilayGhosh I'll try. ;) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2023 at 13:43
  • $\begingroup$ What about the gift box? Does it mean that the bounty has been awarded? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 25, 2023 at 2:47
  • $\begingroup$ No, that means that one has an answer now (which I wrote without the question having a bounty). $\endgroup$
    – Karsten Mod
    Commented Dec 25, 2023 at 4:16
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    $\begingroup$ I edited one question bountied by you - changed it from isobutyl chloride to sec-butyl chloride, since isobutyl chloride is primary and the OP had given it as secondary. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 25, 2023 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ There's a set of rules by Martin: imgur.com/isYFIDb is it possible that these can be followed? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 26, 2023 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ @NilayGhosh I wrote an answer to Q3. Not sure you like it, of course. $\endgroup$
    – Karsten Mod
    Commented Dec 29, 2023 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Karsten I like it. Of course, I understand that not much research was done on this topic, so there is some room. I'll accept it although I will take a better look after the holidays. New year greetings in advance from my side. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 31, 2023 at 2:23

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Inductive effect on stability of free radical

This one also needs a bounty. I've explained it - but there's always someone who knows better than me.


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