Why Do Compounds Smell?

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  1. Enmos Staff Member

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    Perhaps

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    I thought you was agnostic.. ?
     
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  3. Tht1Gy! Life, The universe, and e... Registered Senior Member

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    Pantheist. Of the pagan variety, thank you very much.

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    but that flower thing is me being a wise ass
     
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  5. Enmos Staff Member

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    Ah yes, I remember.
    If you don't mind.. what are you beliefs exactly ?
    Interested

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  7. Tht1Gy! Life, The universe, and e... Registered Senior Member

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    I'll send a link...
     
  8. sunnye Registered Member

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    sorry, don't know!
     
  9. Zephyr Humans are ONE Registered Senior Member

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    The smell comes form an odorant which is added for safety, to make detecting gas leaks easier.
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    I know.
     
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  12. Cyperium I'm always me Valued Senior Member

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    Methane gas is used in lighters, so, yes it has a unmistakable smell. I don't recommend you to smell it too much though, since it can kill you (or give you a rush that feels metallic somehow - I don't recommend it though).
     
  13. Tht1Gy! Life, The universe, and e... Registered Senior Member

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    They use butane in lighters, not methane.
     
  14. Enmos Staff Member

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    And methane is odorless.
     
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    But, but, but, pig farts are mostly methane, and boy, do they smell.

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    uke:
    Just go by a hog farm...

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  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    That is mostly H[sub]2[/sub]S you smell and some other sulfur containing compounds, not methane.
     
  17. Tht1Gy! Life, The universe, and e... Registered Senior Member

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    It was a joke.

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    Getta grip E-man.
    Too much :m: ?
    Lucky dog. You're in Neiderlanns* right?
    There was this little coffee house... mmmm, they made 'coffee' just right.

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    *An attempt to spell 'Netherlands' the way it's said. Near as I can remember anyway from 27 ago.
     
  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    Oh heh.. lol

    Try "nayderland" (pronounce the "a" in "land" like in "want").

    I don't do :m: though

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  19. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    actually is there any other gass except sulferdioxide that we can smell?

    well we can sort of smell o3 and co2.

    O3 is the smell of a thunderstorm and CO2 smells sort of dusty (its the smell you get when you smell dry ice)

    but its really only sulfur that is an ovious gas smell
     
  20. Enmos Staff Member

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    N[sub]2[/sub]O (laughing gas) has a sweet smell.
    And of course NH[sub]3[/sub]..
     
  21. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    I can vouch for the truth of that. Hydrogen sulphide plays havoc with my silverware. One of my servans is on constant duty cleaning it.
     
  22. Roman Banned Banned

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    Wow.
    This is guy just ad hom'd you in the butt, enmos.
    Are you going to take that from a CRANK?!
     
  23. Enmos Staff Member

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    You mean Myles ? I'm sure he's joking although I have to admit that I don't get it.. unless he means to say that he uses his silverware to eat shit.. lol

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