Are you feeling left out?

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Are you feeling left out?
« on: 28/01/2009 09:11:07 »
OK, so all you chemists are feeling a little left out; ĎNot enough questions being asked on matters chemicalí you are saying. I pondered this and came to the conclusion that you are right and therefore chemistry must be boring. Strange, as a school boy I always found it second only to biology (snigger).

So I put on my thinking cap. Since thinking isnít my forte, I found it doesnít fit too well any more as it is my old school cap. The best I could come up with was this: What happens when you whack a few kilos of glycerine in a winchester of concentrated nitric acid? Hmmm, best not, someone might try it!

Right, hereís a simple starter for ten (in a Jerry-can Packman voice). What do you think is the most useful piece of equipment in the chemistís lavatory labratory? Is it the simple test tube, the Liebig condenser (do you still use them?), the centrifuge? Or is it the fume cupboard into which you can lock the spotty young lav lab technician who saunters in the morning after a powerful curry exhaling eye watering halitosis from one end of his alimentary canal and venting something akin to the rotting corpse of a rat from the other?

Iíll try to think of summat a tad more taxing and interesting when I can find a new school cap which fits.
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Re: Are you feeling left out?
« Reply #1 on: 28/01/2009 09:13:32 »
Well, how kind of you to help out!

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« Reply #2 on: 28/01/2009 11:09:20 »
Come back when you get a new cap.

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« Reply #3 on: 28/01/2009 17:40:39 »
Bunsen burner
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« Reply #4 on: 28/01/2009 18:21:05 »
Bunsen burner
Haven't used one in years.
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« Reply #5 on: 28/01/2009 20:15:40 »
Bunsen burner
Haven't used one in years.

Neither have I after setting light to Anderson's blazer in the 5th form. Well, it was called a BLAZER!
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« Reply #6 on: 29/01/2009 02:06:03 »
Or is it the fume cupboard into which you can lock the spotty young lav lab technician who saunters in the morning after a powerful curry exhaling eye watering halitosis from one end of his alimentary canal and venting something akin to the rotting corpse of a rat from the other?


I like fume cupboards [:)]

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« Reply #7 on: 29/01/2009 23:17:43 »
...and some people think my threads are loony!!!

Personally I think you can't beat a good titration, so a burette is my instrument of choice. I also like a bit of reflux. Very useful.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.