Archive for October, 2008

The monsters of chemistry

This recent post exemplifies why I love Derek Lowe’s Pipeline blog.

Having hydrogen azide meet fluorine is sort of like kids talking about Godzilla vs King Kong.¬†Even after years in the lab, it’s still possible to have a child-like glee about chemistry, whether it’s super-reactive reagents or stuff that stinks.

Makes me remember the time I dropped an inch of copper wire into a beaker of nitric acid. Interesting to watch-

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