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Organic chemistry by Reuben Hurringnat - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:06:23 EST ID:uUZ+g3Ph No.78973 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's the best way to learn organic synthesis outside of picking up a text book?
Any online courses or videos out there?
Rebecca Trotville - Mon, 21 May 2018 20:12:41 EST ID:gvFzbxwU No.79108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Khan academy

Home-made Dynamite / Making A Bomb by Nigel Pockham - Wed, 11 Apr 2018 03:23:05 EST ID:ynVJ73wC No.79055 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hypothetically speaking, I am curious
Having rewatched Fight Club recently what with the home-made dynamite there
How would /chem/ recommend making a bomb, hypothetically speaking?
Asking for a friend. Like, not a huge bomb, but, you know.
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Lillian Chaddlehall - Fri, 27 Apr 2018 03:42:51 EST ID:f0f0u15W No.79096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well fuck man, I never said I wanted to become a fucking terrorist or use this knowledge against anybody. Calm down. Iā€™m just trying to learn and aquire some wisdom here that a couple role models of mine seem to portray and have as characters I relate with. Art, in a decaying society, if it is true, must also reflect decay; and unless it wants to break faith with its social function , art must also show the world as changeable. These particular works of art portray decay in the sense of anarchism, while showing the world as changeable.
press !//CEObOMBY - Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:22:59 EST ID:owgnkIMV No.79097 Ignore Report Quick Reply
my previous post also serves as a PSA about the dangers of liquid ecstasy
press !//CEObOMBY - Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:28:40 EST ID:owgnkIMV No.79098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yeah pipe bomb, plain old oxidizer such as ammonium nitrate with a fuel, potentially coarsed to a certain grain size to ensure faster reaction inside a threaded pipe .
for extra points fix a layer of nails to it.
Bombastus Werrywag - Sat, 12 May 2018 02:38:57 EST ID:+BoDDLT6 No.79100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
opium pipe bomb


Anyway, OP. You're going to have to specify what type of bomb you are looking for. Anti-material: something that can drill through armour first then explode
Anti-personnel: lots of shrapnel
Area denial: big explosion
Incendiary: the only one that's /chem/ related tbh
Shitting Murdman - Fri, 18 May 2018 00:16:38 EST ID:sDRmz2Sh No.79107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Looks like too much work for me tbh.

How much life can you create with ten bullets? by Walter Choddlestone - Mon, 14 May 2018 02:08:41 EST ID:PQH37avw No.79106 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just realised this maddening little game is a pretty good model for the kind of self-perpetuating chemical reactions that Fritjof Capra put forward as being the origins of life in The Web Of Life...

question regarding unusual substitutions by Q !57aon8jsJ2 - Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:28:12 EST ID:7gSriUk/ No.79094 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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OK so /chem/ i purchased some drugs online but instead they sent me 98% para-hydroxy-cinnamic acid. what id like to know is can i use this despite only being 98% could i use this in the same way as people use acetic anhydride to add acetyl groups to open hydroxy positions specifically in opis at the 3,6,or 14 hydroxy positions? if not is it useful for really anything?

pic related the 25 grams of para-hydroxy-cinnamic acid
Bombastus Werrywag - Sat, 12 May 2018 02:41:48 EST ID:+BoDDLT6 No.79101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Basic 1st year equilibrium reaction laws apply.

You have to make it into an anhydrous with SOCl. This is going to be like acetylation with Acetic Acid. It can't work because it'll generate AcOH before it makes Ac-Morph. that's why you have to make Acetic Anhydride first before doing any acetylation.
bress - Sat, 12 May 2018 05:21:32 EST ID:l33iXC6t No.79104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
wouldnt the carboxyl chloride then attack the phenolic functionality on the HO-cinnamic acid?
i reckon extremely low concentrations of the acylation agent compared to the substrate eg morphinnnnee would reduce the ammount of polymerizedd bullshit.
Bombastus Werrywag - Mon, 14 May 2018 00:18:56 EST ID:+BoDDLT6 No.79105 Ignore Report Quick Reply
excuse high and drunk facilitated retardation because i didn't read "para hydroxy" for some weird reason. just protect it using a benzoyl group or some sort of ether.

What makes atoms do what they do? by Matilda Hassleway - Sat, 10 Mar 2018 11:49:56 EST ID:PTghO7Nx No.79012 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /chem/,

There is a fundamental gap in my understanding of the universe. When we look out into the sky and see the sun and stars, measure the Earth orbiting the sun, or see a volcano, it is commonly accepted that eventually, all of these processes will run out of energy and cease to do their thing. However every atom in the universe has positive and negative charges, with the negatively charged particles constantly in motion (and i guess the positive ones too if we count vibration or whatever). How do subatomic particles get a charge in the first place? Will it ever wear off? What makes electrons move? Will an electron ever stop moving and become neutrally charged? Can we apply this seemingly infinite source of subatomic energy to the macro scale to prevent a big freeze or one day generate limitless energy?
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Charles Pockfuck - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:18:53 EST ID:8eK2pPPB No.79073 Ignore Report Quick Reply

please continue. go to the next levels. i am reading with interest
press !//CEObOMBY - Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:02:56 EST ID:1c1ca2sB No.79075 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it seems strange to ask these things instead of reading up on them.
trypto - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:52:54 EST ID:a9li1sY3 No.79080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'll try to explain a bit more of the historical/experimental basis. Here's just a list of what was known In the late 19th century/early 20th century.

Electricity and magnetism were very well-understood. Maxwell's Equations perfectly described the phenomenon.

Electrons were known to exist, and be somehow part of atoms (although what atoms looked like was a mystery). The mass of an electron was also known https://www.nyu.edu/classes/tuckerman/adv.chem/lectures/lecture_3/node1.html

Light was understood to be a wave described by some solutions to Maxwell's equations. The wave nature of light was obvious, and easy to demonstrate. Just think of light going through a pinhole. However, there was a problem: Waves need a medium to travel through. Sound waves go through air, ocean waves through water, etc. What did light go through? At the time, physicists called the hypothetical medium "the ether". Attempts to study "the ether" failed ( https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelson%E2%80%93Morley_experiment ).

Blackbody radiation was also a known phenomenon. You know blackbody radiation. It's the reason hot things give off heat, very hot things glow red, then blue, then white, etc. That's blackbody radiation. These experiments revealed something else that didn't quite jive with the wave theory of light. The classical theory of light predicted far more UV/high energy radiation than experiments showed. It was more accurate to assume light is emitted in 'packets'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_catastrophe

Also around this time, neon/halogen lights were invented. When a halogen light is shined through a prism, the spectrum looks very different than what they were expecting. Instead of a smooth continuous spectrum, they saw very small lines.

That was the state of physics, which set the stage for quantum mechanics, and wave-particle duality. I'll write more later.
Jarvis Hankinstone - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:57:51 EST ID:8eK2pPPB No.79081 Ignore Report Quick Reply

what about young's double slit experiment
Bressbastus Werrywag - Sat, 12 May 2018 02:43:18 EST ID:+BoDDLT6 No.79103 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what about his two sluts?

BUMP WHEN LEARNING by Fuck Brivingmat - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:40:48 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79082 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This thread is for neat facts. not fun facts .
Post here when you learn something interesting, and then I'll read it and think "Wow! Neato!"
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press !//CEObOMBY - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:31:21 EST ID:GdZbeHwT No.79090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
evolution being a blind process, that merely snuggles its way into a fitting way of using the environment, the most common protein of earth this far is
RuBisCO. it is such a fundamental component to the life forms on this planet that there are tons of adaptationss and modification around its function but there are no plant like organisms -afaik- that can work around that bottleneck. it functions comparatively terrible under higher temperature so nature makes up for that by .... using more of it and putting into play a bunch of auxilliary tools

hemoglobine behaves in an almost analogues nature eventhough humans allready have the means to produce much more efficient oxygen carriers -designing a system within those would be useable is a different question

i dont know if this applies to /chem/ but did y'all ever wonder who first came up with the mathematial construct of zero?

i love you too, ya big dummy. lets hang out. scihub and chill?
Clara Shakebury - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:37:49 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nematodes. These lil' wiggly dudes. Four out of five individual animals alive today are nematodes. They live in and on you and fucking everything else. They have been found living in mines 3.6 km (12,000 ft) underground . Nematodes are very important organisms of study because they are some of the simplest animals. They are still incredibly complex.
Caenorhabditis elegans is the only animal to have it's neuronal system completely mapped. There are species of fungi that live out their entire life cycle inside its intestines.
Wikipedia has a gif of a hot roundworm creampie in action if you want to check it out.
Walter Shittingbanks - Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:51:25 EST ID:8eK2pPPB No.79092 Ignore Report Quick Reply

i think it was ancient indians
bress - Wed, 09 May 2018 12:17:03 EST ID:owgnkIMV No.79099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what kind of indians? the ones that dance all the time or the ones that go smoke pipes?
Bressbastus Werrywag - Sat, 12 May 2018 02:42:36 EST ID:+BoDDLT6 No.79102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hey you forgot about the truly ancient indians who invented fireworks and artillery

Neurotransmitter/drug layers of the brain theory of human evolution publication by George Crillerhitch - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:11:57 EST ID:hco8bDfO No.79049 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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About 8 years ago i read this article or theory or whatever, and it talked about how each substance/neurotransmitter influenced the evolution of human beings aswell as formed a new layer of their brain.

For example, it said that the base layer of the brain correlated with opiates and was like being in the womb and compared it to comfort and the very inner layer of the brain.
Then the next layer was alcohol and GABA saying that it formed the part of our brain that was used for socializing and stuff like that
Then the next layer was for dopamine and amphetamines and stuff like that used for creating and building things.
And it went on from there. I've looked everywhere to find this publication just so i could reread it because it popped into my head. I consider myself a pretty good googler but after hours of searching i couldn't find it for the life of me.

If anyone else remembers this publication, could they point me in the right direction?

Molly Claylock - Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:23:43 EST ID:R350r9t0 No.79050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Neurotransmitters are a huge part of the cat and mouse game that is evolution, but what you're looking for is dumb as shit.
Polly Tootcocke - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:05:31 EST ID:8eK2pPPB No.79077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
completely fucking retarded nonsense.
Cyril Tillinggold - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:51:54 EST ID:zi8Fqzy7 No.79078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this shit dumbb nigga

Doing more science by Beatrice Pandlewod - Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:40:28 EST ID:vEkGw4n0 No.78931 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to be a scientist. I want to research and be active and feel like I'm actually getting something done. What sciencey things can I do in my free time that will actually bring me closer to these goals?

I look things up on wikipedia constantly. I regularly check on a site that summarizes recent scientific papers. Isn't there something more that I can be doing while waiting for the GRE to come around that would help me reach my goals?

I work full time in a microbiology lab, but working for a company isn't the same as working for a cause. What science related things do you do? For a living or for enjoyment and fulfillment or just to kill time? What science websites do you look at? What science hobbies do you have?
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Fanny Grimshit - Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:31:00 EST ID:xdtGflx/ No.79047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
most scientists dont do anything but run repetitive processes and log results
Hannah Crommlelodge - Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:48:32 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
and? I want to do that. Amazing knowledge can be gained through the analysis of data that were tedious to collect.
A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:37:06 EST ID:H2dReURr No.79058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Get this book and modernize some of the equipment described in it. I used to play around with this one as a teenager. I strongly advise against drinking sparks and colt45 while working on any projects listed in this book.
Ernest Blytheville - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:58:01 EST ID:qT5ivdN+ No.79062 Ignore Report Quick Reply

That's what techs are for. Scientists are for writing grant proposals and filling out 9001 GLP compliance forms to pH a solution
trypto - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:44:08 EST ID:a9li1sY3 No.79063 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Honestly, check out twitter. Follow some people in a field you're interested in. They'll post news/articles/trends about it.

Drug neurochemistry documentaries by Jarvis Turveyshit - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:23:36 EST ID:7ZJCs00x No.78974 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone know of any good documentaries about how different drugs effect the brain? Not scare factor "durgs r bad", I'm looking for something about the chemical reactions in an unbiased setting. Something that gets deep into, from ingestion to end of effect, how it metabolises, stores in the body, what endorphins and neurotransmitters things release and what effect that has.

It's a shot in the dark, but drug neurochemistry is an odd hobby/interest of mine and I figure this might be one of the most niche forums that I could ask.
Matilda Wugglelore - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:33:37 EST ID:MsJwbibf No.78978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i would be interested in this as well
Sidney Publingstad - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 20:25:49 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I took a class on medicinal chemistry at the end of my chem degree. It was basically drug design. It covered most of what you're asking about, although it wasn't just about the brain. I don't know if you'll find that kind of thing in documentary form.

For the last day of class he told us to tell him what we wanted to know about, and he would make a lecture on it. I asked about the brain, just anything about drug design and the brain. He just laughed and said the brain is so god damn complicated that there's no way we could do anything in one lecture, let alone one class or several classes.

brain is hard yo
Basil Goodbury - Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:23:27 EST ID:fVK4vDOO No.79005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you want peer reviewed scientific information, then refer to the literature.

Start with some basic reviews of current neurochemistry and pharmacodynamics. These are targeted at interpreting the current state of the field.
Barnaby Branderville - Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:08:56 EST ID:TC6SOvlG No.79046 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Anyone ever entered CR? by George Gevingbanks - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:17:25 EST ID:r6VnKCY3 No.79045 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Posted on /med/

I think i need some advice

Long story short, I recently entered into clinical research from a
nom-science discipline.

I feel like I could be doing more to ensure future success, I'm networking and working my ass off, but I don't want to fall behind on my personal med knowledge. Really want to gain a better understanding of the admistrative and operational aspects of research and pm.

Anyone have any suggestuons for literature, best practices, tools, etc? Whats a good aim for expanded education? Anyone transferred into a health science field from a different profession?

Go Real by Esther Pottingkack - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:02:50 EST ID:k7AMcD44 No.78992 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How feasible is molecular crafting? More specifically, can we negate global warming by vacuuming up greenhouse gasses and replacing them with nitrogen/oxygen, whatever would be needed to maintain current climate conditions?
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Reuben Pobberforth - Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:58:00 EST ID:8eK2pPPB No.79036 Ignore Report Quick Reply

until all co2 is gone all plants die humans die you died
Phoebe Baggletotch - Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:00:59 EST ID:X+zhyYNN No.79037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Goddamn it Reuben, you fucking retard. You fucking missed the joke, you fucking idiot.
Cedric Cheshwater - Tue, 03 Apr 2018 23:28:29 EST ID:8eK2pPPB No.79038 Ignore Report Quick Reply

A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 04:00:44 EST ID:H2dReURr No.79042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fuck it, here's a hint. Race ya to the patent.
Walter Pindlewud - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:08:06 EST ID:S+r2WxSN No.79043 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It is, but slowly.
Imagine a device sucking up excess Co2, spitting out energy, oxygen, heat and fucking alcohol

Tasters Choice by Nathaniel Duckforth - Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:06:18 EST ID:p1bUdm0a No.79030 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would this be the expected presentation of a patient who consumed several ounces of sulferic acid?
Cornelius Siffingbanks - Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:52:08 EST ID:+0GOZxpM No.79031 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pretty sure that's just a guy who huffed spray paint

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