Medium Alcohol Comp. Just some alcohol stuff i found all over the net Short comp here : /funny_pictures/4442716/Short+alcohol+comp/. Nothing here sto
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#8 - iron **User deleted account**
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#24 - thehornedking
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(02/22/2013) [-]
#36 - bakonforall
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(02/22/2013) [-]
"Technically, alcohol is a solution"

by that logic, so is bleach.
#37 to #36 - anon
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(02/22/2013) [-]
solution for the gene pool!!
#38 to #36 - halor
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(02/22/2013) [-]
well they both are in the chemical sense as they are usually diluted in water or another fluid that doesn't react with them
#45 to #38 - bakonforall
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(02/22/2013) [-]
you seem to have missed the joke...
#40 to #36 - doopleganger
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#9 - diablojoe
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(02/21/2013) [-]
But... Alcohols are just compounds with a hydroxyl functional group bonded to a an atom of carbon. Do you even ******* chemistry, Chemistry Cat?
#10 to #9 - sreggin
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(02/21/2013) [-]
i didnt think anyone would know that
i didnt think anyone would know that
#14 to #9 - Ardoyanconorvich
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(02/21/2013) [-]
My brother had to listen to me bitching about this for like 5 minutes straight
#25 to #9 - anon
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(02/22/2013) [-]
The one with 2 carbons is ethanol. I'm sure you know this but to clarify for people, DONT DRINK ANY ALCOHOL. Methanol will **** you up!
#28 to #9 - TheNextJoker
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(02/22/2013) [-]
*the hydroxyl group must be the highest priority functional group. E.g., if there is an aldehyde present as well as an alcohol, then the compound would be classified as an aldehyde, not an alcohol.
#48 to #9 - Fgner
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Nope, that's not true. You see, we never drink straight alcohol. Even the highest proofs aren't 100%, that's ridiculous and wouldn't even be nice tasting at all. Drinking alcohols are mixed with different types of flavorings and liquids. This makes them solutions. Homogeneously solutions.
#71 to #48 - diablojoe
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Yes, but it never says alcoholic beverages, it just says alcohol.
#73 to #71 - Fgner
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Alcohol is often used to refer to alcoholic beverages. Rarely is the entire phrase slurred out because everybody understands. The entire post is talking about alcoholic beverages, therefore it can be assumed that the joke is saying that most people will say alcohol (drinking) isn't the answer, but technically alcohol (the beverage) is a solution (of alcohol and other things).
#74 to #73 - diablojoe
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Well, if the cat is implied to be a Chemist then he should not mixing terms
NO ASSUMPTIONS.
#75 to #74 - Fgner
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(02/22/2013) [-]
That itself is based off the assumption that all chemist cats are quite literal in their terminology and incapable of using slang terms to easy wording!

Hypocrisy! Blasphemy!
#76 to #75 - diablojoe
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Well, I don't think either of us can be proven conclusively right or wrong given the lack of evidence to support either argument
#77 to #76 - Fgner
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(02/22/2013) [-]
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#58 to #48 - usmellfunny
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(02/22/2013) [-]
no, since when it's 100% it's a gas and not liquid.
#72 to #58 - TheNextJoker
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Pure ethanol will be statistically be a gas at ~350K (~79 degrees Celsius). Varying the purity of the alcohol with different solvents (water, maybe ether) can raise or lower the boiling point. Purity is not the only factor you must account for when assessing the phase of ethanol.

The predominant intermolecular force present in ethanol is the very strong electrostatic dipole-dipole interaction known as hydrogen bonding. If I presume that you are talking about about ethanol being 100% pure while at room temperature, then I must say that I find its phase being a gas to be quite improbable; the intermolecular forces are too strong for the thermal energies of the ethanol molecules to overcome and expand to the gaseous phase.
#6 - tenthdivine
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(02/21/2013) [-]
Alcohol is not a ******* solution for god's sake, it's a compound.
#21 to #6 - mykoira
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(02/22/2013) [-]
it's solution for question like what kind compound is ethanol
#44 - dreamthrow
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(02/22/2013) [-]
#59 - anaphase
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#50 - oottovann
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(02/22/2013) [-]
NO GREAT STORY STARTS WITH A SALAD.

Are you ******* kidding me?
Sit the **** down kids, it's story time.

>Friend I know, let's call him "Jim" turned 21
>Go to Olive Garden for dinner
>Get food, breadsticks, salad.
>Eatin tons of food and ****
>I should note friend has braces.
>doesn't give a ****, eats everything
>get stuffed and go to strip club
>Lapdances help full tummies
>Get friend lap dance
>stripper learns it's Bro's 21st bday
>Takes him into "back room"
>Hour goes by, he comes out
>Ate the chick out and got a hummer
>Highfives all around
>Finally head home and pass out.
#51 to #50 - oottovann
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(02/22/2013) [-]
CONT.
>Wake up in morning
>Bro's mouth hella ****** up.
>He can't talk well
>Take him to doctor
>Doctor examines and ****
>He says it's herpes.
>******* HERPES ALL THE WAY DOWN HIS THROAT.

Apparently, he felt something stuck in his braces, and thought it was part of a salad or food or something, and chewed it and ate it.

It was a ball of herpes from that stripper's snatch....
#60 to #51 - europe
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(02/22/2013) [-]
holy **** that's disgusting
#55 to #51 - paydend
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(02/22/2013) [-]
7/10 gave me a hearty chuckle
7/10 gave me a hearty chuckle
#62 to #51 - basham
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#61 to #51 - basham
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#31 - afternoon
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#16 - zibdibbie
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Alcohol is a compound
#18 to #16 - anon
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Pure alcohol is. Storebought booze isn't pure. It's a solution of alcohol, water, and flavorings.
#23 to #16 - anon
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Wouldnt a chemist call it 'ethanol'?
#27 to #16 - TheNextJoker
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Not quite. Ethanol (aqueous solutions of which are colloquially known as "alcohol") is one type of alcohol compound. An alcohol is simply any organic compound with a hydroxyl group as the highest priority functional group. There are a number of alcohol compounds readily available to the public: Methanol (viable fuel, effective solvent for HPLC and cleaning), ethanol (BOOZE, another cleaning solvent, typically for polarimetry), 1- or 2-propanol (hydrogen source for transfer hydrogenation catalysis, typically yielding acetone as a byproduct). Even these, however, are usually nonglacial (not anhydrous, i.e. "pure"); absolute "pure" ethanol is, in fact, rarely encountered in laboratories. It is usually deliberately contaminated with methanol or benzene to render the alcohol denatured (not fit to drink) as to avoid government taxation. Above three structural carbons, alcohols tend to find uses only within laboratories and industry and can thus be difficult for civilians to find.    
   
- Sincerely,    
   
A tipsy chemist :)
Not quite. Ethanol (aqueous solutions of which are colloquially known as "alcohol") is one type of alcohol compound. An alcohol is simply any organic compound with a hydroxyl group as the highest priority functional group. There are a number of alcohol compounds readily available to the public: Methanol (viable fuel, effective solvent for HPLC and cleaning), ethanol (BOOZE, another cleaning solvent, typically for polarimetry), 1- or 2-propanol (hydrogen source for transfer hydrogenation catalysis, typically yielding acetone as a byproduct). Even these, however, are usually nonglacial (not anhydrous, i.e. "pure"); absolute "pure" ethanol is, in fact, rarely encountered in laboratories. It is usually deliberately contaminated with methanol or benzene to render the alcohol denatured (not fit to drink) as to avoid government taxation. Above three structural carbons, alcohols tend to find uses only within laboratories and industry and can thus be difficult for civilians to find.

- Sincerely,

A tipsy chemist :)
#34 to #27 - taxation
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(02/22/2013) [-]
First time a mention wasn't political. Thanks for that mate, it's quite refreshing!
#29 to #27 - simplescience
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Ah, but the content did not mention alcohol as in the stuff that intoxicates you. It just mentioned alcohol, and considering the scientific nature of the meme, its probably referring to ethanol. That being said, alcohol is, by itself, not a solution. It is a compound.

Sincerely,

A sober Chemist.
#70 to #29 - TheNextJoker
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(02/22/2013) [-]
You are right; it is a compound. Bacardi 151 was simply encouraging me to ramble on about organic, which I miss dearly - analytical and physical chemistry just isn't anywhere near as fun as organic.

I take it you are a fellow chem undergrad?

Sincerely,

A surprisingly not hungover chemist
#79 to #70 - simplescience
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Indeed I am. I am currently a junior in college (I should have more credits but I screwed up my first year and had to retake 2-3 classes) as a Chemistry major and a Biology Minor. I am considering switching Biology from a minor to a second major, and making mathematics my minor.

I am currently in Analytical Chemistry, which I find fascinating, but then again, I find most sciences both fun to learn and relatively easy to understand. My grades, while not abysmal (anymore), don't reflect my interest in Chemistry and Mathematics due to text anxiety, but now I'm the one rambling on.

What do you plan on doing with your Chemistry?

Sincerely,

A boring Chemist.
#81 to #79 - TheNextJoker
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(02/23/2013) [-]
I too am a college junior, though I didn't switch to being a chem major until halfway through organic (which I was taking for the challenge/to make my bio major look more impressive). I'm something of a man of simple tastes; I'd merely like to run or do research in an organic laboratory. Alas, the type/scale of lab work I'm interested in mastering is a dying art.

At the moment I placate myself by proctoring organic labs and doing N-heterocyclic organometallic research (silver, nickel, ruthenium, maybe palladium if we can get the right ligand analogs worked up in sufficient quantity). I know it must be inevitable, but I haven't really considered exactly what I'd like to do with a phD.

How about you?

Sincerely,

An organic chemist
#82 to #81 - simplescience
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(02/23/2013) [-]
For me, when I came to college, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my major. I eventually wanted to go on to Medical School, and when all is said and done, I want to be a pediatrician. I've found that I can talk and relate to kids easier than those around me (due to a part of me always being a child at heart despite it being drilled into my head that I should let it die). In addition, I am fascinated by medicine, and the greatest thrill in my life is making people feel better. I figured if I combined all of that into one job, being a pediatrician would be it.

For awhile, I considered being a Surgeon, but when I thought about it, I would be on call so much and I would probably miss key moments of my childs life. That's not to say I believe that I wouldn't have as much work if I were a pediatrician, but I felt a stronger connection towards being a doctor that cares for children.

I'm not sure if I'll get into Medical School with my grades being what they are, but I've been working really hard to pull my grades up, and last semester I got a B in Chemistry.

I did some Organic Chemistry research last semester with a professor who specializes in it. It was quite fascinating, and I really enjoyed it, but I still felt my calling towards a hospital. I can't imagine myself being happier in any other profession besides a medicine related one, but that's just me.

I know its going to be a large goal to reach for, but it's like I tell everyone who asks. I didn't come to college to do something easy. I came here to work hard and vastly expand my mind while working towards my goal. Ah, and only now do I realize that I, yet again, have rambled on and on.

What got you fascinated in Organic Chemistry research?

Sincerely,

A Pediatrician Hopeful.
#83 to #82 - TheNextJoker
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(02/23/2013) [-]
What really got me hooked on organic was when we started utilizing the basics covered by the first trimester and began proposing mechanisms. I was hooked by the time we started doing synthesis. It is a glorious mesh of creativity and puzzle-solving that feels quite satisfying. I switched over to being a chemistry major right after acing the synthesis test (which ****** over everyone else in organic) and managed to impress my professor; he offered me a research opportunity within a couple weeks of me getting really involved with organic. I've been working on the project (transfer hydrogenation catalysis utilizing NHC ligands) ever since. In the lab, I almost see things as a rational alchemy; I find running labs to be somewhat fulfilling and I honestly look forward to teaching lab kiddies much more than any other proctors, or even some of the professors at times!

Hell, if I could be a bit more patient, I might make a good organic professor!

Sincerely, and with best wishes for your career,

A Chemist
#84 to #83 - simplescience
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(02/23/2013) [-]
I think you could be a great professor, if that's what you're going for. Your obvious love for the subject means you would be able to teach it in a way that not only makes it fun, but also would make it easy to remember.

It seems as though our conversation is coming to a close unless there is something further you'd like to discuss. On that note, I leave you with a Chemistry joke you could tell a potential girlfriend/boyfriend (or your girlfriend/boyfriend/fiance if you have one already):

Are you made of Copper and Tellurium? Because you are CuTe. -ba dum tss-

Sincerely,

A Chem Undergrad who knows way too many bad Chemistry jokes.
#85 to #84 - TheNextJoker
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(02/25/2013) [-]
I just told her. She chuckled :)

Alas, it does seem our conversation has drawn to a close. It has been a delight to exchange pleasantries with another chemical connoisseur.

Sincerely, and best of luck for your mcats,

A chemist going though withdrawal symptoms from not being in the organic/research labs for a week
#57 to #29 - usmellfunny
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Actually*
#56 to #29 - usmellfunny
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(02/22/2013) [-]
Acturally, alcohol is a gas when it's pure.