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Offline conlonk99

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Could this be a molecular structure
« on: January 26, 2016, 11:07:32 AM »
My friend was drawing random chemical bonds and may have discovered something.

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Re: Could this be a molecular structure
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 11:33:21 AM »
So far cyclobutadiene derivatives are stabilized in argon matrix or through complexex eg C4H4Fe(CO)3.
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Re: Could this be a molecular structure
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 12:37:18 PM »
I think I see two trivalent carbon atoms.

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Re: Could this be a molecular structure
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 12:39:06 PM »
I don't see any.

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Re: Could this be a molecular structure
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 01:58:07 PM »
So do I. Formally structure is correct. Thial (CHS) group is extremely reactive, and as I previously mentioned cyclobutadienyl grup is extremely unstable.
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Re: Could this be a molecular structure
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 04:31:44 AM »
In theory it is correct, it even has a name 2-(cyclobuta-1,3-dien-1-ylcarbonothioyl)-4-thioxo-2-(2-thioxoethyl)butanal, but it has so many highly unstable groups that it is most likely impossible to synthesize.
Chemists do it periodically on table.

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Re: Could this be a molecular structure
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 08:00:56 AM »
Besides, just drawing some correct combination of atoms hardly counts as "discovery".

It is not that difficult to write a program that will generate infinite number of such structures. Would you call its output "discoveries"?
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