Editorial Notice: the bounty has been applied 2015-12-12.
If I am allowed to nominate another question:
Do vinyl cations adopt a classical or non-classical structure?
Poster is a frequent and active user who is 65% of the way to accessing the moderator tools (I can shamelessly appeal to Martin's shameless ulterior motive).
Editorial note: Bounty added 2017-05-07.
A question I would like for a bounty is:
d-orbital splittings in WS2 monolayer
Almost a month old question
very, very interesting question
5 upvotes, no downvotes
waiting patiently/dying hard for an answer.
question has not received enough attention.
Editorial notice: Bounty applied 2015-12-21 and awarded 2015-12-29
How is the pKa of extremely weak acids determined?
Good candidate for bountying because
it's a good question.
it's somehow fundamental.
there seems to be a definitive answer, glancing at Ron's comments.
it's from Dissenter – our Socratic, who's likely to return.
Unfortunately there really isn't much that you can do. Sometimes a bounty simply goes to "waste". With your bounty you are basically paying (forward) an advertisement fee. Once the agreed upon advertising time is up (7 days), as somewhat of a bonus the reputation amount will go to the answer you choose. If there is none, it is lost.
The only thing you could ...
The benefit is that you draw attention to the question, which raises the chances of getting a (good) answer, and everybody gets to hopefully learn something about chemistry.
Will I get reputations if the post is liked by community?
Yes, and no.
While one bounty is already running, you cannot assign another one. You won't find the button for it. Once the existing bounty is awarded or expired, you can set a new bounty for the question. If it is your first bounty and you have not answered the question, you can assign 50 reputation points or more. It is double the amount if you have ...
Editorial Notice: the bounty has been applied 2015-12-14.
I'd like to suggest Why is Gold So Popular in Nanotechnology
Only one answer (which doesn't mention thiols)
No discussion of the properties of gold on the nanoscale
Asker is a fairly frequent participant
Editorial Notice: the bounty has been applied 2015-12-11 and awarded 2015-12-18.
Symmetrize nearly symmetric molecule
This is a strong well-researched question.
The comments to the question seem to suggest that a solution is out there, and the OP was getting close to it.
The OP is still around (checked in 11 hours ago).
As noted in the answer to the other Meta question that you linked, auto-awarding requires that the answer with the two upvotes be added after the bounty was started.
All 3 answers were given on October 11th, and the bounty wasn't started until October 13th.
Unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done with it at this point, as the system doesn't allow ...
Editorial notice: the bounty has been applied 2016-09-23.
This question is not yet old enough to be eligible by my own rules, but I would like to revive this thread so I am nominating it anyway:
Why is an S-S bond stronger than an O-O bond?
I think this question is very intriguing and one might come by quite tempting easy explanations. In order to ...
Editorial Notice: The bounty has been applied 2015-12-31.
I’m going to suggest Alkylation of conjugated nitriles - regioselectivity.
An interesting question, probably orbitals but I don’t know the answer.
Posted in May.
No answers, no edit history (thus no bounty so far).
Score of 11 at the time of posting.
OP still around as far as I know.
Editorial notice: Bounty applied on 2017/04/12, awarded 2017/04/17.
And here I am, suggesting another one:
How were old style stereographic structures produced?
score of 18 as of now, no downvotes
rather interesting from the historical point of view, and still relatively relevant to chemistry
no one answer
asked June 2015.
OP was last seen 27th April, ...
Editorial notice: Bounty applied 2016-09-29.
I'd like to "revive" this thread with this question: Why can't Pd/C and H2 reduce both the alkene and carbonyl portions of α,β-unsaturated carbonyls?
It seems to have been mentioned in the comments of one earlier answer, but really deserves an answer of its own.
Good conceptual question about ...
Nomenclature of binary (inorganic) compounds [AWARDED].
The following canonical question was created in response to this RFCP and the bounty was awarded:
How to name binary (inorganic) compounds given their chemical formula, and vice-versa?
A common question for chemistry learners is how to generate systematic names for binary inorganic compounds like $\...
Editorial notice: Bounty applied on 2016-06-05. It could not be awarded due to lack of answers.
Thread reviving, part two!
Is hybridization used in ab initio valence bond calculation?
A two year old question
asker is possibly not active any more, but has registered
I think (but to be honest I am far away from the topic, so I require the compchem ...
I'd like to enter one myself:
Chemistry of Walter Mitty's negative developer/stop bath/fixer?
I think it is a very interesting topic, that currently only has a link-only answer. From a general point of view the process is interesting for a wide audience.
I'd like to nominate the recently active
What chemical properties make LSD so psychoactive?
I am currently unable to give out a bounty, since I'm busy on a business trip. I find the question quite compelling. The current answers, however, offer little to no insight into which properties of the compound are actually responsible for the effect. For a better ...
Yes that was me. I stumbled across the question, read it, read the answers, and thought ‘wow, yes, in my opinion this is what an answer on Stack Exchange look like; extensive, readable, I like it.’ Well, offering bounties is a preferred Stack Exchange way of saying thank you, if you are not the question owner and cannot accept. (Or if you are the question ...
Editorial note: Bounty applied 7 Sept 2018. No Bounty Awarded.
I would like to nominate the followng and maybe revive this thread:
Reaction of glucose with hydroiodic acid
I believe it is either of good teaching value or should have included phosphorous in the equation.
Priorly Bountied Questions:
(note numerical order of question numbers)
(28022) Dec 29 '15: How is the pKa of extremely weak acids determined?
(31094) Dec 31 '15: Alkylation of conjugated nitriles - regioselectivity
(33349) Apr 17 '17: How were old style stereographic structures produced?
(38093) Dec 12 '15: Do vinyl cations adopt a classical or non-...
Editorial Note: answered 2019-01-27, bounty (retroactively) awarded 2019-03-26
I think a small bounty on the following question would be good. Until recently it was closed as homework, but I think it has a larger applicability to some chemical concepts. It could use a general answer:
Quadrupole moment of a molecule.
Editorial Note: This question now has an accepted answer as of May 13 '17
I'd like to add the following:
Functional difference of Benedict's solution and Fehling's solution
It has several upvotes and stars but has been left unanswered for six months. According to data explorer, it is one of the highest weighted unanswered questions on Chemistry.SE....
Relation of Nodes and Energy
Perhaps this doesn't quite fit the original intention of the patronage system, but I think this is an interesting question that could be have some potential to be used as a canonical post and I think a normal bounty would just reach the 7 days and go unclaimed because it seems like the answer could be fairly technical. In ...