December 14, 2017


See, it's funny because the phrase 'splitting the atom' often refers to nuclear fission, the literal splitting of the atomic nucleus, creating two daughter atoms from a single atom, typically converting a small amount of mass into a large amount of energy.

December 12, 2017

Atomic number locker

See, it's funny because only a true chemistry nerd would remember his 6-15-25 locker combination as CPMn.

At least Jason won't have to know any elements beyond Zr.

December 7, 2017


See, it's funny because Emeril Lagasse is a celebrity chef known for yelling "Bam!" and for 'kicking it up a notch' on his television show.

So, I guess Chemeril would "kick it down a notch" with liquid nitrogen...because it's really cold.

December 6, 2017

All About That Base (No Acid)

When a song this catchy comes along, it's no surprise that AcapellaScience 2 picked this as a good song to parody.

Oh, my God, Becky, look at her pH...

December 3, 2017

Volatility means different things to different people

See, it's funny because volatility has two meanings...(quoting from Google's definitions)

  • liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse
    • As in, "the market is highly volatile right now. Eventually it will settle once all the news has been priced into the stocks."
  • tendency of a substance to evaporate at normal temperatures
    • As in, "organic chemistry deals with a number of volatile substances. That's why the labs have a distinct smell of solvents."
    • Inorganic chemistry deals with far fewer highly-volatile solvents.

November 29, 2017

Looks like chemistry

See, it's funny because any time anybody has to fake 'chemistry', all they have to do is put some colored water in a flask.

Hah! Chemistry!

November 24, 2017

The Molecular Shape of Your

For a dopey parody of Ed Sheeran (entertaining story from Ed here) music, there is some deep, serious science happening all over this video.

Stuff like the hybridization, molecular orbitals, aromatics...this is stuff we don't touch in AP chemistry.

Nice music, though...