The Humorous Side Of Chemistry: 10 Compunds Named By 13-Year-Olds
Posted: 13 November 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]
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From Arsole to SEX (sodium ethyl xanthate) scientists are hilariously immature at times.

Occam, this one’s for you.

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Posted: 13 November 2012 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well, those are pretty weird, but we had a fair number of other ones when I was an undergraduate.  Wish I could remember them.  The only one I do goes along with the dumb joke: How do you make ethyl lactate?  The ubergeek that thought this up and presented it in the lab, gave an answer that demonstrated just how far out of touch some chemists are with reality.  His answer:  Kiss her.    big surprise

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Posted: 13 November 2012 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Cats are made from -  Iron, Lithium and Neon…......................................................FeLiNe
Dogs are made from- Calcium, Nickel and Neon…...................................................CaNiNe

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Posted: 14 November 2012 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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For some more oddly named compounds check out this list on Wikipedia.

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Posted: 14 November 2012 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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And people say scientists don’t have any sense of humor!

I wonder if the Chemists had consumed any of the chemicals before they started thinking up silly names.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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And it’s not just chemists.  Biologists are notorious for their ideosyncratic gene and protein naming.  There’s sonic hedge, Pikachurin, and more.

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