@GIMcGrew Reporting in.
What are great introductory resources online for useful home chemistry?
Hrm. I guess it depends on what type of "useful home chemistry" we're talking about.
Are we talking cleaning-with-baking-soda-and-vingegar level? Foods that change color vs. different pHs? Flavor chemistry? Ferrofluid? Tie-dye? Fluorescent uranium glass?
My first instinct was to just answer google / duckduckgo, because I generally start there, but probably being a specialist in the field makes it a lot easier to sort through results on a case by case basis...
@GIMcGrew Hahaha, true on all counts. Seems like there's an unfortunate lack of useful chemistry orientation online, so I guess I was looking to see if you were aware of a solid general resource. Shame that something like that doesn't exist afaict. All the topics you listed sound fun and worth looking into, but gardening info especially seems lacking. Like, all I want is the kind of detail erowid users put into trip reports for aquaponic setups.
@GIMcGrew Hoi! Hoi! Here! Here! :D
An aficionado but still! :D
Also check this thread for people who like chemistry ^,^
Also here ^,^!
/me raises a tentative hand
I haven't worked at the bench, as such, for a really long time, but I did get through grad school and a post-doc position or three, depending on how you count them before switching it up.
@GIMcGrew Hello there!
@GIMcGrew hi! I'm a computer scientist rather than a chemist, but I work on DNA computing and use models of nucleic acid thermodynamics to do ... weird stuff, like image search using molecules.
@GIMcGrew I took organic, does that count? Pharmacist here.
@GIMcGrew I have chemist friends though, including a newly minted PhD. They have not yet joined the fedverse despite my enthuiasm
@GIMcGrew I'm a geologist but I love mineralogy, that counts right?
@GIMcGrew I'm married to one but that probably doesn't count. ⚛️
@GIMcGrew toot toot
@GIMcGrew I'm a retired chemist, I worked in pharma analysis.
@GIMcGrew finished MChem three years ago, did a year in distilled spirits (largely SPME analysis of flavour.) I'm in contact with several friends finishing PhDs now. I'm interested still, but a bit out of touch.
@GIMcGrew Good question. They are not going to be the first to move from Twitter. But I'm sure they will eventually.
Research: phys chem, nanomaterials, and systems.
Teaching: Gen chem, explosives, quantum mechanics/spectroscopy, and communications.
@GIMcGrew Where CIS and TRANS are for isomeres
@GIMcGrew I'm a biologist, but I do some amateur chemistry.
@GIMcGrew not a bench chemist any more, but yeppers
@GIMcGrew inorganic, materials, PV, a bit of synthesis etc
@GIMcGrew My PhD was in molecular astrophysics. I'm currently a postdoc working on photocatalytic sequestration of carbon dioxide.
@GIMcGrew Another one here! Who have you found?
@GIMcGrew Here I am!
@GIMcGrew One of them seems to be me !
Technically, I'm a molecular physicist, but I spend enough time thinking about chemistry that I'm pretty sure it still counts.
Edit – Oh wait, I see a different me has already replied to this thread.
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