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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:44 pm

Chemists just wanna have fun, :)

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:35 pm

Gummy bear + pure oxygen. With proper instrumentation to record exactly what happens. :coolspecs:

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Witness » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:27 am

Physicists can have fun too (admittedly less spectacular, but neat):

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:09 am

last was the coolest

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Witness » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:49 am

Something for Abdul (and Bruce, if he's not too grumpy right now :P ):
Spoiler:
A pound of sodium.

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Bruce » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:22 am

Fucker probably killed every sea creature in that lake by raising the pH. :x :x :x

Still, I've never experience the kind of joy and satisfaction that young man is experiencing, and probably never will. :cry: :cry: :cry:
Such potential!

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Fid » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:18 am

I've skipped a lot of stones on a lot of bodies of water but dang where is this Titan?

Edit to add: Rocks on the Chattahoochee ain't nearly this much fun.
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Fid » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:05 am

Bruce wrote:Fucker probably killed every sea creature in that lake by raising the pH. :x :x :x

Still, I've never experience the kind of joy and satisfaction that young man is experiencing, and probably never will. :cry: :cry: :cry:
Oh come on now bud ,I'm sure if you put your mind to it (given yer expertise displayed on here) you could cook up something that would wipe out 90% of humans. Don't sell your self short. Buck up...look for an evil over lord... heck become one yourself...The planet is desirous of a dictator. It could be...YOU!
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Bruce » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:41 pm

There is a glove on the floor in the bottom of my stairway.

It's been there for months. Pisses me off, but every time I see it or remember it, the guilty child is asleep or away somewhere.

I would pick it up myself, but I dare not risk a back injury. Back sprain pains don't go away completely anymore. In fact, all minor injury pains don't go away anymore. They just add to the total aches and pains of everyday life, which steadily increases with each aging day.

That glove is there right now. Minor things that piss me off don't really go away anymore. They just add to the total pissiness that I feel all the time, which steadily increases with each aging day. Found another skin tag under my arm this morning. That pisses me off too.

What I'm trying to say is that I don't think I would make such an awesome world dictator anymore. :oops:
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by sparks » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:25 pm

But Bruce, you could have a great costume with lots of bling! That single, solitary glove could be the final touch that raises you to Galactic OverLordness. :-)
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Witness » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:41 am

Aw, come on, Bruce!

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It's said that from a certain age on if you don't hurt somewhere, it means you're dead – but that's a lie.

What is true however is that there are loooooooooooots of fucks you don't give anymore. :wink:

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by sparks » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:28 am

Thanks Witness. That really is about the only good thing about getting old: The diminishing number of fucks one must give. About anything. Any fucking thing at all. :-)
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Witness » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:02 am

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I remember doing the "flying chimneys" trick as a kid, but that was with the paper wrapping oranges. Yep, they came wrapped:

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by gnome » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:06 am

Bruce wrote:There is a glove on the floor in the bottom of my stairway.

It's been there for months. Pisses me off, but every time I see it or remember it, the guilty child is asleep or away somewhere.

I would pick it up myself, but I dare not risk a back injury. Back sprain pains don't go away completely anymore. In fact, all minor injury pains don't go away anymore. They just add to the total aches and pains of everyday life, which steadily increases with each aging day.

That glove is there right now. Minor things that piss me off don't really go away anymore. They just add to the total pissiness that I feel all the time, which steadily increases with each aging day. Found another skin tag under my arm this morning. That pisses me off too.

What I'm trying to say is that I don't think I would make such an awesome world dictator anymore. :oops:
Use a tool to acquire it if it really is tricky, then place it where the guilty child will have to move it to do something they want.
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:25 pm

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Bruce » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:33 am

Reminds me that I need to order another liter of benzyl alcohol tomorrow.

Funny, seems like everything with prefix "benz" has been black listed or at least made very expensive, except for benzyl alcohol.

I wonder if there are any benzyl alcoholics out there? They probably drive around in Mercedes Benzenes. :P
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Witness » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:17 am

↑ Neat! :)

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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:38 am

http://www.openmolecules.org/name2structure.html

Enter the name of a chemical and you can see its structure in either 2D or 3D.

E.g.
methyl ethyl ketone
2-(pyridin-4-yl)ethyl carbonochloridate

I guess you need to know what color represents what kind of atom. I'm pretty sure that carbon is black and hydrogen is blue. What about red and green though?
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Re: Ping: A Chemist

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:56 am

The small blue ones are hydrogen, the big ones nitrogen, oxygen is red. But sulfur also gets a black sphere…

Do you know this:

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