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Hydrogen is element one, Its abundance is second to none, Though it’s commonly found, In other compounds, Due to it’s single electron. By Nicholas Dawson aka @adventchemistry
Benzene A century and a half ago, Chemists wanted to know, How atoms convene, To make up benzene, But frankly they had nothing to show. The bonds of which benzene’s comprised, Should not be equally sized, But that’s the array, Proposed by Kekulé, Because the electrons are delocalised. By Nicholas Dawson I think Nick maybe …
The blog has been down for a few days so we’ve missed a few advent limericks. Normal service not resumed. Surprise discovery of viagra Surprise discovery of viagra A drug called sildenafil citrate, Was meant to make vessels dilate, Angina would fast, Be a thing of the past, If the side effects didn’t negate. …
The structure we all know today, To be that of DNA, Watson and Crick’s Double Helix, Deduced by Franklin’s diffracting X-rays, The discovery was a great occasion, For those of Darwinian persuasion, Crick and Watson recorded, How genomes are ordered, Much to biologists elation. By Nicholas Dawson
When rubber started to be used In tires and tubing and shoes In the cold it would shatter, in the heat it would splatter And abrase when hardly abused Charles Goodyear by chance would discover A way to strengthen his rubber When into his pot, some sulphur was knocked What came out was …