Thursday, July 17, 2014
deathexe:

smooth

deathexe:

smooth

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sciencealert:

When chemistry and physics come together, it looks awesome.Image by http://rainbowkitteh.tumblr.com/

sciencealert:

When chemistry and physics come together, it looks awesome.

Image by http://rainbowkitteh.tumblr.com/

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Shown is a corundum crucible before and after heating up a sample of the manganese azide product (as an ammonia complex). Again, the careful reader will note a crucial detail about the post-analysis state of this labware: it has been blown to hell and gone. This will surely happen to everything in which you heat up samples of metal azides, and believe me, many of these items will be less sturdy than a corundum crucible. Before performing this operation, be sure to ask yourself: “Do I want this apparatus to be blown to pieces?”

Derek Lowe describing a recent paper on the synthesis of metal azides.

Shown is a corundum crucible before and after heating up a sample of the manganese azide product (as an ammonia complex). Again, the careful reader will note a crucial detail about the post-analysis state of this labware: it has been blown to hell and gone. This will surely happen to everything in which you heat up samples of metal azides, and believe me, many of these items will be less sturdy than a corundum crucible. Before performing this operation, be sure to ask yourself: “Do I want this apparatus to be blown to pieces?”

Derek Lowe describing a recent paper on the synthesis of metal azides.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Once you see it…

Once you see it…

Monday, May 26, 2014