I Love Chemistry

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    Lab Rat

    I've been a analytical chemist for almost 20 years now. My areas of expertise are ICP-OES, ICP-MS, FLAA, FIMS-HG, CVAA, Ion chromatography, spectrophotometers, HRGC-HRMS, GC-MS, GC, ED-XRF, etc... There's something about working In a laboratory that's different than most...
    Sk8er141 Sk8er141
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2013

    Who Else Loves Chemophobes?

    It's a fashionable thing these days, living a "chemical free" life.I've seen very odd people doing this, I even met this girl who led a "chemical free" life, including not using cosmetics besides soap and not shaving her legs (even though she always wore dresses or skirts). Still...
    xptomaluco69 xptomaluco69
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2013


    I love chemistry but I hate the actual class. I suppose it may be due to the fact that I usually fail the chemistry tests, and therefore the class. I absolutely love the experimental class, although I completely despise the Lab Reports, which I never do and therefore also fail...
    holygirl135 holygirl135
    18-21, F
    Feb 6, 2008

    I've been waiting for weeks just to put away

    some of my usual school work and play with thermodynamics, electrochemistry and some great problems. Feels so good to get lost in such an activity :)
    WitheredMind WitheredMind
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2015

    I'd like to share this story - chemistry is

    magical. Some say Cholesterol is bad for you, and most of us know that. my student asked me the other day, if Cholesterol is indeed bad then why do we have it in our body? That's a good question, the answer is simple, cholesterol is very important and we can't live without it...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 16, 2015

    It seems quite sad when I say it,

    and a lot of people don't understand why I love chemistry so much lol. As part of our pharmacy degree, we have to have a good understanding of organic chemistry in order for us to start pharmacology and pharmacokinetics next year. I've loved chemistry for a few years now, and...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    Pls Help Me Only If You Know It?

    NH4(OH) + SO2 --> ?? >.< I tried to slove it many times?!!!
    deleted deleted
    May 27, 2013

    Whenever I see a Mercedes,

    I think of Organic Chemistry's "Trigonal Planar" model.
    Qwirky Qwirky
    22-25, F
    Nov 30, 2014

    I Can't Wait!!! =]

    I have chosen to do chemistry for the next two years in school. The teacher is great, but I was never too interested in the subject itself. Over the summer as I have had time to think about it and have come to the conclusion that its a great decision. If I change my current...
    bulletinmybutterflywing bulletinmybutterflywing
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2007

    I love Chemistry! And I will love it till the

    end of my life! #Chemistryftw
    skykhai48 skykhai48
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    Chemistry??? I Don't Really Think So..

    Of all the subjects, chemistry is what i hate most. I don't have enough learning about this subject. When it's chemistry time, I easily get bored and sleeps in the class. The lessons are not getting on my damn brain!!!!! HUhuhuhu:'( I'm trying my best to be better in this field...
    eupHy eupHy
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2013

    My time in chemistry has left me with a

    heightened sense of truth. Working hundreds of redox, mass-stoichiometry, gas-law, and other various equations leaves me with the proud feeling of satisfaction. Unlike imaginary polynomials, chemistry has a way of working itself out, showing me the answer, and knowing it is...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 23, 2014

    Molecule Manipulator

    I develop new reactions and make new molecules. Much of the chemistry I develop is alternative methods to make everyday products that are out there, but in a safer "greener" way. It requires precision, forethought, some intuition, tenacity and being SAFE. I have to figure out...
    craig819 craig819
    36-40, M
    Sep 22, 2013
    itsjakedam2 itsjakedam2
    26-30, M
    Aug 2, 2015

    I'm glad that majority of people glance over

    chemistry and focus on other things because for those of us who actually take time to decipher and understand what chemistry really is - makes it all the more worth it and the secrete smiles you can flash when you see someone moaning and groaning about chemistry add some pluses...
    mcatH2O mcatH2O
    26-30, F
    Jul 28, 2014

    I Love Chemistry

    I'm not as good at chemistry as I'd like as I never tried that hard. I only really found quite recently that I'm into science this much. I always liked it and have always been quite good at science (I got 5 in year6 SATs, 6 in year9 SATs and B at GCSE) but I want to be better. I...
    Jennir Jennir
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2008

    I love " high speed " chemical reactions.

    Especially the explosive kind. Fireworks are my favorite. Have spent many happy hours constructing and setting off fireworks. Unfortunately, I now live in a place where they are prohibited. This saddens me, but once and a while a good thunder and lightning storm comes by...
    xanadu409 xanadu409
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014


    From the Inert. Chemistry + Time & Energy = Me
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Nov 22, 2011

    Anyone Here Can Help Me With Chemistry?

    Please chat............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Don't have much to say
    drakkarsgirl drakkarsgirl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    Electronegativity: the Relative Attraction...

    I've been doing Chemistry since September. After a couple of months at it I can safely say, once again, that I love it. Best friend as lab partner, and my teacher is the most admirable lady that I have yet met in my life. I got 91 in the latest test - as did my lab partner...
    bulletinmybutterflywing bulletinmybutterflywing
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2007

    When I was in high school,

    it was challenging to understand how to name the cyclic and aliphatic compounds based on their structure, as well as their nature.The names sound so strange and I wish that I named my cat with one of those chemical compounds lol ∧_∧CH2=CH-CH2-CH3 
    araishere araishere
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016

    The 94 in my username is not my birth year.

    i use 94 b/c it's the atomic number of plutonium! I love chemistry!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

    Most couples quarrel

    and break usually started from trivial matter which is unnecessary and can be avoided.For example:You and your bf were in the mood to go shopping, and both of you decided to buy some fruits.You like to eat apple and your bf like to eat orange, you wanted to buy apple, and he...
    rickCrowley80 rickCrowley80
    36-40, M
    Mar 5, 2014

    I love organic chemistry a Lott.

    but gotta study quantum Chem this semester. it makes no sense to me whatsoever:(
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    Kinda Wierd How This Happened, Maybe I Am Insane?

    ok; so freshman year college i take gen chem 1 and do decent in it. ok, i was close to failing cause i didn't study at first, but after 2 tests that were really bad i thought i wanted to go to medical school. This is where i said, "i gotta study this now if i want to get into...
    stantheman0820 stantheman0820
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 12, 2010

    Chemistry Song Silver Nitrate (to the tune

    of "Silver Bells") Silver nitrate, silver nitrate it's chemistry time in the lab Ding-a-ling, with a copper ring soon it will be chemistry day. Take your nitrate, in solution Add your copper with style In the beaker there's a feeling of reactions silver forming, blue...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    My Love Affair

    I love chemistry, love it!! i thought i love biology but chem is SO much better! i look forward to that class everyday. i love all the math involved and all the critical thinking. i  adore stoichometery, titrations, reactions, thermochem, balancing; pretty much everything. Labs...
    americanidiot87 americanidiot87
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2012

    Quantifying The Human Body

    I had my annual check-up with my doctor today. It went very well. Now what exactly does that mean? Every three months I go to a lab where they take samples of my blood and urine. These samples are measured for the presence or absence of various biochemical markers of the...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2013

    Chemistry is one of my favourite topics in

    science. We did an experiment today, the teacher demonstrated it to us by using sodium (Na) metal and water. But before I conclude this, let me rely on the periodic table. As we know, the first group of the periodic table (alkali metals) are very explosive. Examples are Lithium...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 3, 2016


    LSD?? Yes, lysergic acid diethylamide is one. A recent Q&A answer indicated that anything containing the word "acid" was a bad or dangerous thing. Anyone ever hear of ascorbic acid [VitaminC] or pantothenic acid and folic acid [B Vitamins], corosolic acid and alpha lipoic acid...
    freeed freeed
    66-70, M
    1 Response Jun 1, 2011

    I Love Chemistry But

    I'm not good at it. oops?
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2012

    When you want to know how two chemicals react,

    do you ask them? No, you don't, because they will lie to you right through their lying little chemical teeth, just throw them into a beaker and apply heat!
    GradonH GradonH
    18-21, M
    Jan 17, 2016

    Chemistry Rocks

    and i don't even say this because i'm brilliant at it. i'm decent at basic chem, and that's mainly because i had an awesome teacher my junior year of high school who made it interesting and fun. i'm far from the genius league, but i still find chemistry to be a fascinating...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    I find it interesting

    but balancing chemical equations gives me a headache but I can bear with it 😏
    deleted deleted
    Jun 19, 2015

    I love the optycal effect of a solution in a

    flask. It's very crystalline and shiny.
    MathIsEveryTimePerfect MathIsEveryTimePerfect
    26-30, M
    Jun 29, 2015

    I would like to meet a chem buddy (for lack of

    a better name -.-). I would like to discuss about all kind of problems and theories. I want to brush up on analytical chem/electrochemistry a bit if possible and to learn some more things regarding inorganic chemistry (this doesn't mean I have no idea about how they work). I...
    WitheredMind WitheredMind
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2016


    CHOICE OF CHEMISTRY CAMP!!!! Lanthanum Uranium Radon!
    laurabaillie16 laurabaillie16
    16-17, F
    Mar 14, 2015

    Good Subject . . .

    But bad teacher.  I have a teacher who is absolutely sucking all the joy out of chemistry.  He simply reads what is written on the power points and doesn't explain anything.  The power points are written shorthand like notes and aren't very clear.  Then he...
    Sncats Sncats
    26-30, T
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2009
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