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« on: 23/11/2008 00:31:50 »
Okay, I guess chemists knows the answer to staying thin.  I guess with all those reactants and products they know how to combine what with what.
Am I right or not?  Please all those chemist out there speak out.

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« Reply #1 on: 23/11/2008 10:08:09 »
I guess that chemists have to understand the laws of conservation of energy and conservation of mass.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 23/11/2008 16:07:24 »
And some of them react very fast. This could indicate a high metabolic rate.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/11/2008 16:14:55 »
I never used to be fat but middle aged spread is beginning to show its ugly head. I am a tubby chemist. I don't think being a chemist keeps you thin. I know lots of fat chemists. Sorry to shatter your illusion.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 23/11/2008 18:52:51 »
More likely to see a fat priest - where the Word really has become flesh. ;D
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/11/2008 21:51:36 »
Okay, I guess chemists knows the answer to staying thin.  I guess with all those reactants and products they know how to combine what with what.
Ah, yes, if you drink 10 L of CCl4 every day, I imagine it could help dissolving the fat away... :)
(Hope you don't try it, it was a joke! That compound is mortal in little amounts!)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 25/11/2008 00:10:45 »
Carbon tetracloride? Just came to my thoughts.  I really don't know that many chemists to make a precise conclusion anyway. 
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« Reply #7 on: 25/11/2008 09:42:25 »
Fat chemists? Yes. I know several.

For knowing "how to combine what with what" to stay thin you might want a biochemist. Only they don't know either (if any of them did they'd be amazingly rich).
 

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« Reply #8 on: 25/11/2008 21:03:00 »
Carbon tetracloride?
Yes, it's a good solvent for fats.
Well, it's not really mortal, but carcinogenic, yes.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2008 01:04:35 »
so Carbon tetrachloride is found where?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/11/2008 01:22:11 »
I believe that chemist should hold the key to the different reactions in the inorganic world as the organic world.  Studying reactions and electrons, and moles should at least show you how to control moles of something.  Am I right or wrong? 
 

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« Reply #11 on: 26/11/2008 09:14:02 »
Basically, wrong. Speaking as a chemist.
Studying the chemistry of systems, even systems of half-a-dozen types or molecule - much less complicated than the body - requires modelling at the edge of what we can currently do (often throw completely out by a small error in the measurement or calculation of one of the input parameters).
Chemisty is incrementally expanding its grasp of biology but there's a lo-o-o-o-o-ong way to go yet.
 

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