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You know you're a Chemist when...
« on: January 10, 2006, 07:17:15 PM »
Please add some more to the list.

You know you're a Chemist when...

... The Mercedes symbol looks like an eclipsed conformation.
... The first thing you reach for in the morning are your prescription goggles
... Chem Keg is the only social event you participate in.
... All your shirts have holes.
... All your scars are not from bar fights but from chemical burns.
... Someone offers you acid, but its not what you expected.
... Describing sexual positions you use SN1, SN2 and all your friends know what you are talking about. (Theoritically)
... Your kids ask you how Santa fits through a small chimney you reply, "Duh, tunneling effect."
... You buy a sleeping bag but its not for camping trips.
... You BBQ with the bunsen burner.
... You say its the size that matters, but you're really talking about molecular radii.
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« Last Edit: January 10, 2006, 08:54:46 PM by Mitch »
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Re:You know your a Chemis when...
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006, 08:15:10 PM »
...you draw the structure of drugs on their drug packets
...you have blisters from playing with your molecular model kit
...you are fed up of people saying alcohol, when they mean ethanol
...you really want to know where to get those subscription goggles :geek: (in UK)- seriously!
...you think people are lazy for calling 1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6(3H,7H)-dione (or 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) caffeine
...you outsmart your chemistry teachers
...you spend all your pocket money on organic chemistry books
...you get a degree in chemistry! ;D

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Re:You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2006, 09:49:37 AM »
Cool...


-when u propose somebody like'' hey would you adsorb to me???'' ;)
-when u realize that your capacity to do useful work is going on reducing and reducing... And its normal:Lighten:
-When you tend to say  '' my exam scores are like pH''[ less the score more the knowledge!!!]

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2006, 09:37:27 AM by 2810713 »

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Re:You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006, 05:01:54 AM »
...you understand these jokes and laughed at 'em.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2006, 05:02:20 AM by ATMyller »
Chemists do it periodically on table.

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Re:You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2006, 08:56:08 AM »
...you collect chemicals as a hobby.
...you hear the word 'Molar' and teeth are the last thing on your mind.
...you habitually wash your hands BEFORE and AFTER using the restroom.
...you personally know what 'Nitric Acid acts upon' means.
...when someone says 'sodium' you don't think about salt, but you think about a clay-like metal that goes well with a big lake.
 
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Re:You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006, 11:23:12 PM »
...you write the nomeclature of organic chemicals that are shown in your textbook with their common name
...you use stoichiometry for all the in real life
...you try to visualize what chemical reaction is being carried when you make chocolate milk
...you can name atleast 3 important chemists and explain thoroughly some of their work experience
...you see the nomeclature of a complex organic compound and take it as a challenge to write the structure, and actually like it
...you know what saline water is composed of
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Re:You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2006, 08:16:22 AM »
...you hear "order-form" and think of organic compounds.

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Re:You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2006, 08:55:12 AM »
you hear "ABS" and you think about acrylnitril-butadiene-styrol copolymer instead of anti-lock breaking system.

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2006, 05:15:19 PM »
You hear "AC" and think "actinium" instead of "air-conditioning"

you correct people's trivial errors on the humour forum.

I.E.

http://www.chemicalforums.com/index.php?topic=7898.0

http://www.chemicalforums.com/index.php?topic=7865.0

Hah, sorry if the victims of this post are offended (but I hope you'll have enough humour...)  ;D
« Last Edit: April 12, 2006, 05:17:21 PM by bakegaku »
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2006, 01:31:07 PM »
...you realize your mostly visited site is not a pornographic one: it's ChemicalForums.com.

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2006, 10:24:18 PM »
....When you read an aerosol disinfectant's ingredients, you understand the ingredients, you can pronounce the ingredients, and you know the structures of the ingredients.
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 12:46:05 AM »
....When you read an aerosol disinfectant's ingredients, you understand the ingredients, you can pronounce the ingredients, and you know the structures of the ingredients.

....And when you do that, you know another name for these ingredients, and recognize this as a chemical that you wanted, but hadn't found a source for yet.  Benzalkonium chloride is on my want list somewhere.

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2006, 07:09:43 PM »
when you contend with a healthnut that's trying to tell you that "organic" things are good to eat and "inorganic" things are bad to eat by telling them that while things like beef steroids are organic, oxygen and water are inorganic. 
"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing"
-Socrates

"I see, I forget.  I hear, I remember.  I do, I understand"
-Confucius

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
- Albert Einstein?

"American cartoons place characters in situations; anime
places situations around characters.  Anime characters
are not like fictional characters but more like fictional
people; their actions stem directly from their personalities,
and not just as a means to move the story's plot
forward.  We are made to sympathize with them, and
not simply be entertained by them."
~John Oppliger~

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2006, 12:37:14 PM »
....if you forget to do your maths homework because the evening before you were reading an organic chemistry book (what happened to me today, fortunately the maths professor didn't notice it... ;D )

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2006, 01:39:12 PM »
....if you forget to do your maths homework because the evening before you were reading an organic chemistry book (what happened to me today, fortunately the maths professor didn't notice it... ;D )

that happens to me almost every fortnight (except more often with economics homework, and not just any organic chem book, but the Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers one)!

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