Hi guyz! Contest's over... Sadly we only had one entry however it was a very good entry!!! Why? Because I had always wanted to make that specific entry but had never had the courage 'cause I thought the grid and everything would be too hard for me!('Cause I'm not the best artist in the world, lol) So thanks Nikkeh!! For your entry and for doing that specific activity!! Yay!! I'll post it on the activity book soon enough!!
Hope to see more entries next year!!
Heeey guyz! Just to remind you that my challenge, Excel in Cipherland activity contest ends on September second so if you want to participate you don't have that many days! Hurry and submit your entry today!
Heeeey guys!!! It's finally here!!! My owl pellet!! Look at the kit!! So cool!!
It was only $4.95!! So if you never had the chance to do this you must!! Because it is fun!
This is a pellet (and my hand):
A work in progress, getting all those bones out of that pellet(owl puke!!):
Bleaching the bones:
My collection of bones! I was quite disappointed~ No skulls, booo!! No nothing! I wanted an entire skeleton. But still, it was pretty exciting! Looking at the bone chart I'm pretty sure that owl had swallowed a baby bird. Baby, because the bones were very small and fragile. Bird, because of the shape of the bones and the massive amount of feathers in the pellet.
So what did I do with all those bones??? I kept them! Now they're all safe and sound inside a tin container. Hehehe. This was so much fun! And it actually motivated me to get something I had always wanted!!! A growing crystals kit!! Even though by now I've done A LOT of crystallizations, hehe. But I had always wanted one of those colorful kits!! I ordered it recently so I'm still waiting for it. It was only $4.19!!! Yay for cheap science fun!!
So how about you? Have you ever had an owl pellet adventure or a growing crystals kit??
Hey people! This semester I took Organic Chemistry part 2. Was it fun? Yeah. Was it hard? Oh dear.
The sad part is I don't think I took that many pics. But let's work with what we have! But I'll keep it simple this time!
This semester was all about synthesis, which is an extremely interesting concept! And what is synthesis exactly? Well the general definition is combining things to make something, but unified. So what is it in chemistry, exactly??? It's when we form a more complicated substance, or crystals(ooh), from simpler compounds or elements. It's fun and awe-inspireing!!
Here I'll post some examples:
This experiment was messy.
Title: Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Ferrocene: Acetylferrocene
We used Ferrocene + Acetic Anhydride to get Acetylferrocene as our product!
Haha this one looks like lava!
Product ready to be purified!
We used column chromatography to do so.
Purified product. Not as much as in the beginning, haha. Our purified product was always such a small amount...
Now for my personal favorite!!
Title: Photochemistry: The Synthesis of Benzopinacol
And then with that product we did part two of the experiment: Pinacolone Rearrangement
Now for some pics!
Beautiful, isn't it? After this reaction was initiated by light beautiful crystals formed in the solution!!!
Product ready to be purified.(Pretty, isn't it?):
So what crystallization, synthesis or any othert chemistry adventures have you had? Ever made something explode? ;)
O.k! I loved this comment, by Sena, so much that I made it into an icon!!! Because it was sooo funny and cool!! Look at it:
Feel free to use it, I'll probably use it somewhere. Not sure if here or another account somewhere. Time will tell!! But prolly another account 'cause I'm so attached to my icon. Plus if I use it somewhere else people will be like: "What's EIC?" and I'll be like: "Oh, a comic book. Why don't you go read it, HERE
"Oh what was that? You already read that volume? Did you know there's a second one? It's HERE"
See ya guys! You're all great! (I should totally make more E.I.C icons!! But with the characters' faces!! Many Many Many projects to come people!!