- 1 Fundamentals of Chemistry
- 2 History of Chemistry
- 3 Chemistry Courses
- 4 Departments
- 5 Learning resources
- 6 Active participants
- 7 School news
- 8 Related news
- 9 Humor
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
Fundamentals of Chemistry
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- ...chuchupa99 - Colombia
- DanChemist - United Kingdom
- YK Times 02:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
- User:Wikicollege creator DS07
- User:Teutonic Crusader
- Yiulamsunny(Sunny Y.L. Chan)--Hong Kong,China (UTC+8)
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- Merritt - Australia
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- Charcoal 22:00, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
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- Tarun-Science 15:37, 21 December 2013(GMT) India
- 25 August 2006 - School founded!
- September 2006 - Two journals started on the Academic Publishing Wiki [wiki] which are relevant to Chemistry: Interpretations in the Physical and Computational Sciences [] and Education in the Sciences [].
- 8 July 2013 - Renovation of the School begins!
- April 18, 2007 - Researchers are studying converting carbon dioxide into fuel utilizing solar energy...
Take a break and prevent your head from exploding.
Rules of the lab
1. When you don't know what you're doing, do it neatly.
2. Experiments must be reproduceable, they should fail the same way each time.
3. First draw your curves, then plot your data.
4. Experience is directly proportional to equipment ruined.
5. A record of data is essential, it shows you were working.
6. To study a subject best, understand it thoroughly before you start.
7. To do a lab really well, have your report done well in advance.
8. If you can't get the answer in the usual manner, start at the answer and derive the question.
9. If that doesn't work, start at both ends and try to find a common middle.
10. In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
11. Do not believe in miracles---rely on them.
12. Team work is essential. It allows you to blame someone else.
13. All unmarked beakers contain fast-acting, extremely toxic poisons.
14. Any delicate and expensive piece of glassware will break before any use can be made of it. (Law of Spontaneous Fission)
Brief guide to scientific literature
It has been long known = I haven't bothered to check the references
It is known = I believe
It is believed = I think
It is generally believed = My colleagues and I think
There has been some discussion = Nobody agrees with me
It can be shown = Take my word for it
It is proven = It agrees with something mathematical
Of great theoretical importance = I find it interesting
Of great practical importance = This justifies my employment
Of great historical importance = This ought to make me famous
Some samples were chosen for study = The others didn't make sense
Typical results are shown = The best results are shown
Correct within order of magnitude = Wrong
The values were obtained empirically= The values were obtained by accident
The results are inconclusive = The results seem to disprove my hypothesis
Additional work is required = Someone else can work out the details
It might be argued that = I have a good answer to this objection
The investigations proved rewarding = My grant has been renewed
Synthesised according to standard protocols = Purchased
Remember, if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate!
Never replicate a successful experiment -Fett's law.
It takes alkynes to make a world.
A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.
Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!
Old Chemists never die, they just fail to react.
First law of Laboratorics: Hot glass and cold glass look alike!
- Topic:Chemistry/Wikiresources <-- material imported from Wikibooks)
- Chemistry and its socioeconomic impact
- First Year General College Chemistry
- Chemistry Forums
- Chemistry at U-Calgary
- A research group's website at University of Calgary
- PubChem Public Chemical Database
- MIT 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2005 - Video Lecture
- MIT 5.112 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2005 - Video Lecture
- LearnChemE screencasts on Chemistry