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Bacontastesgood: Peki: And this thread has totally inspired me to go back to school to learn some chemistry. I want to learn to read a molecule diagram and go "oh crap" or giggle because everyone is freaking out over water.Good for you, but just a warning: the biatch of chemistry is that (unlike biology or physics) it takes a long time to get to the really good stuff. You might look for the condensed/combo classes they often teach for nurses or bio majors, otherwise it's two FULL years before you can even start thinking about things like biochemistry. I'm sure there are MOOCs that do the condensed thing, too. Not a good enough foundation if you're going to be a physical scientist or go to med school, but more than fine for brain expansion.Anyway, that's my 2c FWIW.Lt. Cheese Weasel: HCL is nasty. HFL is worse.Chemistry FAIL: HCl, HF. Capitalization matters.
Rwa2play: Felgraf: Also, at least it wasn't Piranha Solution. Mother of god that stuff scares me. I really, REALLY do not like working with it *at all*.Looks at what Piranha Solution is....Ummm yeah, I don't wanna be within 1000 feet of that stuff either.
Fubini: all metal surfaces (including his roommates) had become severely rusted.
jaytkay: Hollie Maea: We can't all be so lucky as to live in Tulsa.Recently, at a party, someone mentioned Tulsa. I remembered the friend at my elbow had lived in Oklahoma in the 90s.Me: "Hey, Jim here used to live in Tulsa. Right, Jim?"Jim: "Oh my, no. We were in Norman. We DREAMED of living in Tulsa."/CSB
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Fubini: CSTThere was a certain midwest engineering college that gave all the incoming freshman the following assignment:Make a chemically powered model carThere were quite a few well meaning but mediocre students who settled for simple (safe) chemical reactions, such as combining vinegar and baking soda to make water and CO2. Some others were a little more adventurous.One young student, not really knowing chemistry (but figuring he did), just walked down to the chemical storeroom and asked for "strong hydrochloric acid". The stockroom guy, apparently devoid of sense, looked around and found an ancient bottle of 8 molar HCL. Figuring that the kid knew what he was asking for, handed over the acid.The wayward freshman proceeded with the bottle back to his dorm room to experiment. This is where things get a little fuzzy, but it suffices to say that in the course of said activity his bottle shattered. Three floors of the dorm were evacuated for several hours while the gasses vented. The wayward freshman was first hosed down by the school and then had to stand outside at some length with no pants on. It's rumored that when he returned to his room his keyboard had melted and fused onto his desk, and that all metal surfaces (including his roommates) had become severely rusted.Following this incident the chemical stockroom implemented stricter controls over who was allowed access to ancient bottles of extremely strong acids.
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