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  1. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I can see from the image source that it is called Penguinone.
    (tetramethylcyclohexadienone)

    I think that a better name would be SpaceInvaderone.

    I think of penguins as being friendly, this chemical looks like a virus or invader.
    It's good though.

    (in a gravelly voice) eeh ooh eeh ooh eeh ooh, ptschhhhhooooo! ptschhhhhooooo!
     
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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    This is Nicotine

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    The CIA planned to use it in an attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro.
     
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  7. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    It's the ingredient in doughnuts, which makes Homer love them so.
     
  8. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    But did you really know what it was without looking at the image properties and filename?

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  9. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Of course I did.
    I watch the Simpsons all the time.
     
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  10. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Here's another!!

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  11. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Bringing this thread back!

    How about neurotransmitter Substance P!

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    Or the spicy molecule, capsaicin:

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  12. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    :bravo: yay!
     
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    Seconded.
     
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    this structure:

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  15. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    I haven't read thru the entire thread, but here's a great molecule that helped me prepare for many tests, stay awake on many long drives, and peps me up every morning:

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    Caffeine.
     
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    Here's one I don't like:

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    Cholesterol

    Little known fact.
    Molecules that have both water-soluble and fat-soluble properties are called amphipathic.

    Since cholesterol contains a polar hydroxyl group, on the one hand, and a non-polar steroid ring structure and hydrocarbon tail, on the other, it has both a water-soluble region and a fat-soluble region.
     
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  17. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    Here is one of my favorite molecules!

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  18. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    molecule of post 54 even looks like a hammer that could pound you senseless!
     
  19. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    Shit if you think that's crazy, go read some of Michio Kaku's work. I recommend
    Physics of the Impossible, and Hyperspace.
     
  20. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not sure a single hydroxyl on a molecule of that size is going to make it polar enough to be water soluble. If there were multiple hydroxyl groups at one end, maybe, but I'd say that cholesterol is still a decidedly hydrophobic molecule.
     
  21. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    You are right.
    It is almost insoluble, but not quite

    Cholesterol is only slightly soluble in water; it can dissolve and travel in the water-based bloodstream at exceedingly small concentrations. Since cholesterol is insoluble in blood, it is transported in the circulatory system within lipoproteins, complex spherical particles which have an exterior composed of amphiphilic proteins and lipids whose outward-facing surfaces are water-soluble and inward-facing surfaces are lipid-soluble; triglycerides and cholesterol esters are carried internally. Phospholipids and cholesterol, being amphipathic, are transported in the surface monolayer of the lipoprotein particle.

    From Wiki
     
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    phenol, because it's used in hospitals to save lives..but with a very simple procedure (told to us by our chemistry loving teacher)..you can turn it into T.N.T...well, can be used to save lives too

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    It is also used to make plastics. Old Records for example.
    Edison had to start up his own Phenol factory in WWI because the current suppliers were all feeding TNT and Aspirin manufacturers.
    Aspirin was the new wonder drug, which it still is actually.

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    There is an interesting article in Wiki called the Great Phenol Plot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Phenol_Plot
     
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