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« on: 07/01/2010 12:12:51 »
We've had a few games here (word game, Freudian word link) which rather tend to go around in circles and just aren't 'science'. So how about this one:

The Confounded Compound Game.

Here's how it works. I will give you a chemical compound, each post must change, add or subtract one element (or group of elements) to come up with a new compound at each step, but you must try not repeat a compound which has been used before.

Example:

  • Sodium chloride
  • Calcium chloride
  • Calcium hydroxide
  • Potassium hydroxide
  • Potassium nitrate
  • Potassium manganate
  • Potassium permanganate
  • Ammonium permanganate

Try to keep it relatively simple (as above) or it might get a tad difficult to come up with something, you just try changing one element (or group) out of this lot to arrive at a new compund: TETRA­METHYL­DIAMINO­BENZHYDRYL­PHOSPHINOUS!!!

OK, so here's the start point and two follow ons:-

  • Silver Nitrate
  • Silver chloride
  • Magnesium chloride

Who's going to give the next compound?

Take it away Naked Scientists......


 

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« Reply #1 on: 07/01/2010 12:18:13 »
Magnesium carbonate
 

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« Reply #2 on: 07/01/2010 12:22:12 »
Magnesium Sulfate
 

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« Reply #3 on: 07/01/2010 12:24:28 »
Potassium sulphate (note the English English as opposed to the American English)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 07/01/2010 12:29:01 »
Potassium Nitrate
 

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« Reply #5 on: 07/01/2010 12:50:50 »
Potassium nitride
 

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« Reply #6 on: 07/01/2010 17:55:12 »
Good thinking DiscoverDave, perhaps a list at the top of each page.

Mean time...

Gadolinium Oxide
 

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« Reply #7 on: 07/01/2010 19:18:57 »
Gadolinium formate.
(what's gadolinum formate? I don't know mate, what do you think it's for?)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 07/01/2010 22:36:40 »
Sodium methanoate = formate
 

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« Reply #9 on: 07/01/2010 22:52:19 »
Sodium chloride - salt to the rest of the world
 

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« Reply #10 on: 08/01/2010 07:08:21 »
Ethyl chloride.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 08/01/2010 10:41:43 »
Gadolinium formate.
(what's gadolinum formate? I don't know mate, what do you think it's for?)

Nice one BC, and a pun into the bargain!


Ferrous chloride
 

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« Reply #12 on: 08/01/2010 22:56:05 »
Ferrous wheel

Iron (II) hydroxide
 

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« Reply #13 on: 09/01/2010 00:00:49 »
Iron (II) fumarate
 

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« Reply #14 on: 09/01/2010 00:51:02 »
Iron (II) Sulphate

(btw, if you use Ctrl+F then type in your chemical, you won't have to trawl through loads of replies! But due to differences in naming, I guess you could end up using a different name for the same chemical!)
 

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« Reply #15 on: 09/01/2010 01:27:02 »
Iron Oxide
 

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« Reply #16 on: 09/01/2010 01:41:09 »
Hydrogen oxide
 

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« Reply #17 on: 09/01/2010 02:29:51 »
gallium oxide
 

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« Reply #18 on: 09/01/2010 02:38:23 »
gallium arsenide (assnide in the US)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 09/01/2010 03:01:52 »
And the other end of the rare earth continuum, Gold Aresnide

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« Reply #20 on: 09/01/2010 03:11:13 »
Gold Chloride

(Why can't some people spell?)
 

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« Reply #21 on: 09/01/2010 03:19:11 »
Hydrogen Chloride
 

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« Reply #22 on: 09/01/2010 17:13:29 »
Hydrogen oxide
The other hydrogen oxide.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 09/01/2010 18:18:37 »
Potassium Chloride

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« Reply #24 on: 09/01/2010 18:54:50 »
You seem to have changed both "ends" of the compound.
 

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