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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2006, 12:27:23 PM »
I love this thread. I was happily reading my organic chemistry notes during the boring heat transfer lecture last year.
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2006, 10:37:42 PM »
...if you look at the world as i do and as i have posted in my sig...
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The world is like an atom. The not-quite-as-intelligent people are the nucleus all packed together sharing a common...everything. We, we are the electrons. Granted we're not as smart as these engineers and what-not so we're most likely in the first orbital, but we're the electrons of this giant atom. We all have differing intelligences and ideas and we are separated from the nucleus which makes us better because no one really cares about how a nucleus acts. It's the electrons that make chemistry, except for nuclear chem, of course, which I am a big fan of.

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2006, 11:08:24 AM »
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The world is like an atom. The not-quite-as-intelligent people are the nucleus all packed together sharing a common...everything. We, we are the electrons. Granted we're not as smart as these engineers and what-not so we're most likely in the first orbital, but we're the electrons of this giant atom. We all have differing intelligences and ideas and we are separated from the nucleus which makes us better because no one really cares about how a nucleus acts. It's the electrons that make chemistry, except for nuclear chem, of course, which I am a big fan of.

Vey nice!
I think I'd be in a g-orbital!
(But the electrons require the nucleus to hold the electrons in orbit otherwise we'd all fly off- imagine where we would be without the nucleus!)

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2006, 01:40:23 PM »
I would compare myself to astatine, hehe, quite volatile, (although unlike At, not smelly), very active, somwaht dark (my sense of humor) and likely to be short lived, due to my ahem..accident prone-ness in the lab ;D
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2006, 07:09:45 PM »
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The world is like an atom. The not-quite-as-intelligent people are the nucleus all packed together sharing a common...everything. We, we are the electrons. Granted we're not as smart as these engineers and what-not so we're most likely in the first orbital, but we're the electrons of this giant atom. We all have differing intelligences and ideas and we are separated from the nucleus which makes us better because no one really cares about how a nucleus acts. It's the electrons that make chemistry, except for nuclear chem, of course, which I am a big fan of.

Vey nice!
I think I'd be in a g-orbital!
(But the electrons require the nucleus to hold the electrons in orbit otherwise we'd all fly off- imagine where we would be without the nucleus!)

thusly we need society in a little part. the people that lock themselves in their basement and never see light of day or other people would be those free floating electrons
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The world is like an atom. The not-quite-as-intelligent people are the nucleus all packed together sharing a common...everything. We, we are the electrons. Granted we're not as smart as these engineers and what-not so we're most likely in the first orbital, but we're the electrons of this giant atom. We all have differing intelligences and ideas and we are separated from the nucleus which makes us better because no one really cares about how a nucleus acts. It's the electrons that make chemistry, except for nuclear chem, of course, which I am a big fan of.

-Your's truly, 2006;
  written to describe the HS chem student apart from the average being

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2006, 01:12:26 PM »
...you stare at a beehive-like hexagonal pavement and name all the fused benzene ring compounds (except corannulene) in your head.

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2006, 04:02:59 AM »
... you hear that someone had a bicycle crash and you think that he couldn't handle working with Naphthalene

(I came up with that one because I was kind of bored riding my bike home yesterday)
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2006, 05:54:19 PM »
... when you have problems writing GRE general test issue task essays about art - ewwwww.

If I have to work through any more reading comprehension about the amercian civil war, I gonna explode...
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Re:You know your a Chemis when...
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2006, 06:38:32 PM »

...you outsmart your chemistry teachers


That one is me this year.
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2006, 12:14:43 AM »
...You try to think of the atomic models whenever you see some new stuff
...You say chemical formula instead of the name of a substance, for instance water, H2O
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...You can answer all questions in this forum, lol
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2006, 07:54:10 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.

..and when you're asked to pronounce them, why they use them and to summarise only the important ones by other people.


And you can.
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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2006, 02:42:22 PM »
During a boring dinner at the restaurant, you stare at the bottle of water and begin to wonder how you would separate all those ions.

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2007, 07:38:58 PM »
When a friend offers you a glass of amaretto after dinner, you have a sip and say "Ahh, Benzaldehyde..."

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2007, 07:02:37 AM »
When a friend offers you a glass of amaretto after dinner, you have a sip and say "Ahh, Benzaldehyde..."
Of refer drinking any alcoholic drink as a hydroxyl group analysis.
Chemists do it periodically on table.

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Re: You know you're a Chemist when...
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2007, 04:12:49 PM »
...you look at a hexagonal-shaped cookie and think of cyclohexane, not a hexagon.  (happened to me today....took me a bit to think of hexagonal rather than cyclohexane-like)
...you look up the structures of the medicine you take and it reminds you very strongly of what you're doing in class now...
...I and Me can be iodine and methyl when read...
...OH is a hydroxy group, not Ohio (and I even live in Ohio)
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