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  • My First Blog Post

    August 6, 2019 by

    The Biden crime bill and Crack — Oscar Wilde. In the late 1980’s, cities in this country were confronted with a new drug fad involving cocaine; namely, “freebasing”. Traditionally, cocaine is abused by “snorting”; the user inhales the powder up the nose. This can be somewhat uncomfortable, In that the individual crystals are rather sharp,… Read more

  • Bean Counting 101 (Balancing Chemical Equations)

    January 24, 2022 by

    No, this is not an accounting paper. I can’t even balance my check book. The fundamental principle in chemistry is the Law of Conservation of Matter. Simply stated, stuff in an ordinary chemical reaction is neither created nor destroyed. (I can’t account for physicists who monkey around with matter and energy…….). Matter, of course, can… Read more

  • Chemical Formulas (Formulae? It’s Geek to Me)

    January 18, 2022 by

    Now that we’ve looked into naming chemicals, we need to look into formulas. There are several types of formula, each providing us with information. At its simplest form (molecular) the formula provides us with the elements comprising the compound and the number of each. Previously we considered two oxides of carbon, one containing equal numbers… Read more

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