Chem. Fun

  • Periodic Table Jokes
  • When a Chemist (C) and a Theoretician (T) fall in love
  • T: Oh dear, my heart says I’m in love with you
    C: Oh really? But heart doesn’t speak. It has only blood, whose pH is 7.4
    T: Ya, true but my love for you hasn’t decreased a picometre ever since I fell for you
    C: Picometre? Is love measured in distance?
    T: I don’t know. Maybe, it’s the depth of love in the heart and hence the distance unit
    C: But we just established heart doesn’t have love
    T: Oh ok, how’s picogram?
    C: Makes sense. After all, love is nothing but a chemical “locha” in the mind! ;-) Oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin at work
    T: So, picograms final?
    C: Oh no no. That’s not a standard. Let’s make it picomoles, that would be IUPAC approved!
    T: (looking a little harrassed) Ah ya, I suppose so…….
    C: (looking triumphant) Yay! :-)
    And so the chemist and theoretician lived on, together……………..:-)
    [PS: IUPAC is International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry] :D
  • Giant Koosh Ball in Liquid Nitrogen!
  • Recipe for Floam
    Materials Required:
    2 tsp. Borax
    3/4 cup water
    1/4 cup Elmer's Glue
    Food coloring
    Ziploc bag
    5/3 cups of Polystyrene beads.

    "You can substitute 2/3 cups micro-beads (1 mm from Jo-Ann Fabrics) and 1 cup bean bag filler (1/8"). You can also grate styrofoam cups or packing peanuts."
    How To:
    1. Mix borax and 1/2 cup of water.
    2. In another bowl, mix glue and 1/4 cup of water. Add food coloring.
    3. Pour the glue solution into the bag. Then, add 3 tbsp of the borax solution, do not mix.
    4. Add the polystyrene beads.
    5. Seal bag and knead by hand until mixed. Let the bag stand for 15 minutes. Then knead for a few more minutes.

  • Chemistry is Fun 
  • Spell Your Name in Chemistry 
  • Best of Luck in Chemistry.
  • A new element added to Periodic Table.
    Name: Girl
    Symbol: Gl
    Atomic weight: Don't even dare to ask
    Physical properties : Boils at any time, melts when handled with love and care, very bitter if mishandled.
    Chemical properties : Very reactive, highly unstable, possesses high affinity to Gold, Platinum, branded clothes and other precious items. Money reducing agent, volatile when left alone.
    Occurrence: Mostly found in front of mirror...

  • Rearranging DNA
  • Snoopy Learning stereochemistry
  • Nanoputians
  • Molecules - Make Up Time
  • The P-Block
  • Experimenting
  • Periodic Table
  • Catalyst with Redox Active Ligand
  • Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?
  • Dr. Schambaugh, of the University of Oklahoma School of Chemical Engineering, Final Exam question for May of 1997. Dr. Schambaugh is known for asking questions such as, "why do airplanes fly?" on his final exams. His one and only final exam question is May 1997 for his Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer II class was: "Is hell exothermic or endothermic? Support your answer with proof." 

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law or some variant. 

    One student, however, wrote the following: First, we postulate that if souls exist, then they must have mass. If they do, then a mole of souls can also have mass. So, at what rate are souls moving into hell and at what rate are souls leaving? I think we can safely assume that once a soul gets to hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for souls entering hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, then you will go to hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and souls go to hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in hell to increase exponentially. 

    Now, we look at the rate of change in volume in hell. Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in hell to stay the same, the ratio of the mass of the souls and volume needs to stay constant. Two options exist: If hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter hell, then the temperature and pressure in hell will increase until all hell breaks loose. If hell is expanding at a rate faster then the increase of souls in hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until hell freezes over. So which is it? If we accept the quote given to me by Theresa Manyan during Freshman year, "that it will be a cold night in hell before I sleep with you" and take into account the fact that I still have NOT succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then Option 2 cannot be true... Thus hell is exothermic. 

    The student, Tim Graham, got the only A in the class.

    (Credit: School of Physics, University of Sydney)
  • Chromatography
  • New Chemical Element
  • Organic Chemistry Exam for a Student
  • Chemistry Class
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Story of Sugar Cubes
  • Molecules You Ought to be Aware of:
  • At the Home for Old Atoms
  • Money has recently been discovered to be a not-yet-identified super heavy element. The proposed name is:  
  • Un-obtainium
  • A freshman Chemistry Student prepared a Standard Solution and showed it to her Professor. The Professor gave her a puzzled look, and said: This solution looks a bit WEIRD. Are you sure you used the right set of reagents? The student replied:  
  • Absolutely. According to my calculations, this is one NORMAL solution.
  • Chemical Reaction
  • Lab Rules
  • Element of Surprise
  • What if Thorium, Indium and Potassium clubs together
  • Formation of MgO
  • Periodic Table of the Internet
  • Image Courtesy of Wellington Grey (
  • A student comes into his lab class right at the end of the hour. Fearing he'll get an "F", he asks a fellow student what she's been doing. "We've been observing water under the microscope. We're suppose to write up what we see." The page of her notebook is filled with little figures resembling circles and ellipses with hair on them. The panic-stricken student hears the bell go off, opens his notebook and writes, 
  • During this laboratory, I examined water under the microscope and I saw twice as many H's as O's
  • What is NaCl(aq), NaCl(aq), and C C C C C C C ?  
  • Saline, saline, over the seven Cs
  • How do sulfur and oxygen communicate?
  • A sulfone
  • A group of organic molecules were having a party, when a group of robbers broke into the room and stole all of the guest's joules. A tall, strong man, armed with a machine gun came into the room and killed the robbers one by one. The guests were very grateful to this man, and they wanted to know who he was. He replied:
  • My name is BOND, Covalent Bond.

  • What is "HIJKLMNO"?  
  • H2O

  • A proton and a neutron are walking down the street. The proton says, "Wait, I dropped an electron help me look for it." The neutron says "Are you sure?" The proton replies "I'm positive.

  • Solid Ball Water

  • What did the scientist say when he found 2 isotopes of helium? 
  • HeHe
  • What weapon can you make from the elements potassium, nickel and iron? 
  • A KNiFe
  • What is the name of 007's Eskimo cousin? 
  • Polar Bond
  • Did you know the word chemistry is 9 letters long and every letter is unique :)
  • Complete the SUDOKU

  • What is Ba(Na)2?
  • Elements Party
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics: An overview

  • Caffeine mug

  • Where does one put the dishes?
  • Chemical Clock 

  • What is the name of the molecule CH2O?
  • An electron sitting in a prison asked a second electron cellmate, "What are you in for?" To which the latter replied,
    For attempting a forbidden transition.
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  • Do not get over excited over happiness and do not get over depressed over sorrow.
  • Do not get over bonded with anyone and anybody because it can lead to problems and sorrow.
  • Never think that my duty is the topmost or lowermost. Every duty is respectful. The responsibility undertaken or given as per the position is the noblest duty.
  • Elevate yourselves, family, society and nation and never denigrate yourselves, family, society and nation.
  • We are our own closest relatives and if not properly utilised we will become our closest enemies.
  • There are possibilities of success and failure in any endeavour. One cannot assure success always.
  • Death is inevitable for everyone in this world. In any endeavour at the maximum an individual may die.
  • People may say good and also they may say bad. Approach them with stabilised mind.
  • Take anything after scientifically, logically and rationally analysing them.
  • Perform your duty, responsibility and accept the privileges eligible for you.
  • First change ourselves and then try to change others.
  • We are all instruments /tools in the hands of the nature for performing the duty. So do not think that I am doing the duty. Think that I am an instrument to do the duty.
  • Results of action may not be sweet always. Accept what ever may be the result.
  • Follow the path of great scholars who guided the world. Listen their messages.
  • Results and rewards will come and go but stick to your duty with devotion, dedication and sincerity.