Chemical Comedown

// November 24th, 2005 // Geekery

Man, chemistry is some HARD CORE stuff… I was feeling quietly confident but it was a shock. Lots of algebra which I last studied twenty years ago. I will have to do some algebra revisions. It was very interesting though, especially when the tutor pulled out a big vat of liquid nitrogen and started dipping balloons in it to demonstrate the properties of gases. That stuff is COOL! And COLD! He said one of the best things about being a chemist was that you got to play with liquid nitrogen a lot, and I believe him. Anyway it’s back to the textbooks for me, and got to drag out my big old scientific calculator too.

Elements of the day: Sulfur (S), Chlorine (Cl), Argon (Ar), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca)

4 Responses to “Chemical Comedown”

  1. acp says:

    Yay you! for sticking with it and giving it a shot. You’ll be turning lead into gold in no time.

  2. rosie says:

    i’m telling you do the rhyme, it works!
    hydrogen
    he (helium)

    li
    be
    b
    ca
    no
    f
    ne
    na
    mg
    al
    s
    cl
    ar
    k
    ca

  3. rosie says:

    you say it like this:

    hydrogen, he-li, be-b c’n'o’f, ne-na mg-al, si’p s’cl, ar k’ca, then you remember the letters, wirte it down and bob’s your unlce!

    say it really fast

  4. emily says:

    Hmm, I don’t think it translates into the written word very well – you might have to call me and recite it!

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