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because from physics we find the answers for chemistry.  :)
Ok, would you tell me how physics explains the fact PbI2 is water insoluble?
 

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How very dare you indeed, with knobs on.
 

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because from physics we find the answers for chemistry.  :)
Go solve the three body problem!
 

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because from physics we find the answers for chemistry.  :)
That's a bit like saying the person who made the keyboard is as great as the Author who wrote the book.
The level of intellect involved in the sexyest Chemistry is every bit as high as in your Cosmology.
Being exclusive never did no one no harm.
This particular forum has a refreshingly low number of loony posts!
Robot - blood aside, that is.
« Last Edit: 22/01/2009 22:26:32 by sophiecentaur »
 

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I recall my reply, Math is the base for Physics, in consequence for chemistry also.  :P
 

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Oh, now you're just being crazy!
 

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Oh, now you're just being crazy!
It was more polite than the first one. ;D
I really retract my comment, excuse me for my lack of knowledge. [:I]
 

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It's alright erickejah, I'm sure that you were trying to spark up a debate between the physicist and chemists huh? ;):)
 

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If  it hadn't been for Maths, they wouldn't have even started on the Periodic Table. THEN where would have all those Chemists been? Fire Water Earth etc
 

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What has maths ever done for the Periodic Table?
 

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What has maths ever done for the Periodic Table?

Is that like in The Life of Brian when Reg says:
         "What have the Romans ever done for us?"
 

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When they wrote the original periodic table the maths involved was the ability to count to three, and they could probably got by without thet too.
 

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If it hadn't been for Maths, they wouldn't have even started on the Periodic Table. THEN where would have all those Chemists been? Fire Water Earth etc
What? Even if they didn't have a Periodic Table, it doesn't stop them from discovering new elements!!
 

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because from physics we find the answers for chemistry.  :)
That's a bit like saying the person who made the keyboard is as great as the Author who wrote the book.
The level of intellect involved in the sexyest Chemistry is every bit as high as in your Cosmology.
Being exclusive never did no one no harm.
This particular forum has a refreshingly low number of loony posts!
Robot - blood aside, that is.
I'm sorry but the robot blood thread was meant to be a sexed up chemistry topic for discussion. I was hoping that people would think outside the box but obviously concrete thinking is more important here. The robot blood was an example. I was hoping that people could suggest unique ways of using Mercury. There were some good suggestions to do with its density but some people just got bogged down with the one example.
Science is supposed to be about asking questions, however weird or wacky they originally sound. Lots of inventors and creative thinkers are poo hooed by concrete thinkers. So call out the inquisition and execute Me why don't you.

By the way. I think Chemistry can't do without maths but physics can't do without it more. We may still have discovered elements without maths but then what would we do to explain them and manipulate them.
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Well said Make it Lady!

You can argue that every subject needs maths...
 

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Thanks Chem4 I was beginning to think I was a loony!
 

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But really, I've got no more ideas on what we could possibly do with mercury, even if non-toxic.
 

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I won't flog the dead horse anymore then.
 

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I won't flog the dead horse anymore then.
Make it  Lady, you shouldn't get discouraged by what someone can say, and also I don't think that "loony posts" were referred to yours (on the other hand, the thread's title suggests to people (included me) loony posts... :)).

About the fact physics can explain anything, even chemistry, it's just a... loony statement, and I'm sure that who said it, has now well understood it.

Furthermore, physics can in some cases be more interesting to discuss *in a forum* because it allows almost everyone to say even loony things, because it's quite difficult to show them that it's wrong. But with chemistry is different because I can't say, e.g., that solid aluminum and solid iodine don't react, I can post pictures or part of a book, or a video from youtube where it's shown they do react; you can't even "free" your fantasy: either they do it or they don't.
However, even if chemistry could be a bit less interesting than physics, to discuss in a forum, it's certainly much more interesting to do practically, in the reality (at least for me  :)).
« Last Edit: 30/01/2009 12:46:50 by lightarrow »
 

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That's why we should use our imaginations from time to time. Physics seems to involve the imagined becoming real by using a mathematical explanation. Chemistry is more concrete but it doesn't mean we can't dream a little.
 

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What about the other forums? Do they involve imagination?
 

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Which other forums? I thought naked scientists was the only one!
 

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Oh yeah! Sorry, I meant boards [:I]
 

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Yes most do but in chemistry it has been lacking hence the lack of sexiness.
 

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Spice it up with some tobasco sauce?
 

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