explaining chemistry

Hell Explained By A Chemistry Student

The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry mid-term, and an actual answer turned in by a student.

The answer by this student was so ‘profound’ that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

The Question:

Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

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march 16, 2017 / after two snow days, im back in school. i haven’t done much but marathon the harry potter movies with my family and rewrite some chem notes


Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader (College AU)

Summary: In which Bucky attempts to use chemistry to explain the chemistry between you and him.

“Unholy War” (Jacob Banks)

A/N: any chem talk was me attempting to remember things from chem class in senior secondary school. forgive me if i made any mistakes! -j. x

“Are you annoyed?”

“… Oh, I don’t know, Bucky, what do you think? What do you think my problem is?”

“Um, it’s a Friday night and you’re here in the lab instead of somewhere else?”

Your problem isn’t the fact that you’re stuck in a lab on a Friday night. You’re annoyed because for some reason, Bucky Barnes has followed you into the lab and refuses to leave. He’s now poking your upper back like he’s a prepubescent teenager who just discovered the poking feature on Facebook.

Your apartment mate Steve introduced you to Bucky last semester. Apparently a few interactions and that one time you helped him with a Chem 101 problem set was enough for Bucky to decide that you two should be a couple.

Oh yes, sparks did fly, but that’s because Bucky’s personality borders on the line of flirtation. As cute as he is, you’ve brushed away his “declarations” of love. You know how guys like Bucky work, and their agenda isn’t something you want to get involved in.  When you find yourself getting too entranced by his chivalry and wit, you remind yourself to tread carefully. Much to your annoyance, your rejections have no effect on his persistence.

Forehead creased in frustration, you grab Bucky’s offending finger before staring into his blue eyes. “Please stop,” you let out.

Bucky hops onto the surface of a lab desk. Kicking his legs up and down, he lazily smirks at you as he watches your eyes drift from his eyes to the rest of his body. “You like what you see?” Bucky cheekily asks. “Take a picture, doll face. It lasts longer.”

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Chemistry in the Shower

Requested by Anon:  a Sherlock x reader, where he tries to explain her chemistry for her finals and they just end up doing other things
& Anon:  Can you do a smut one shot with Sherlock where he and the reader have sex in the bathroom and it’s really hot and they freak John out a bit because he thought that she was shy and All?

Pairing: Sherlock x reader

Word count: 1,515

Warnings: Smut - shower smut, unprotected.

A/N: This was soooo hard to write… As Dean would say “Game of Thrones is complicated, the shower sex – that is complicated… Hell ain’t complicated.”


Originally posted by mental-leaps

“It’s really not that hard, you see.” Sherlock started, using his intellectual voice as he made strange drawings on a white piece of paper, “If we add up these two, you get this one. The same goes to this: If you divide it, you get these two.”

“Yeah, but how do I know which one goes first?” (Y/N) whined.

“You mean…? Nomenclature isn’t hard.” Sherlock continued. He was trying his best to be patient with her; obviously, no one had his brains and so he had to be compassionate. So he proceeded to explain the correct order in which the chemical compounds were to be named. “Any other doubt?”

“How do I divide a compound?” Sherlock sighed heavily.

She wasn’t dumb, not at all, but she was stressed and her mind wasn’t working as it used to. Sherlock knew it, he had noticed, and so he offered his help to explain Chemistry to her – a choice he was already regretting – and all he could think of was that she would find a way to remove all of the stress in her life so he could go do his experiments in peace.

“Doubts?” He asked for the millionth time that day and mentally prayed for her to say no.

“Yes.” Sherlock groaned, shutting his eyes for an instant to try and recover the last bit of sanity he had left. “I don’t want to study anymore.” (Y/N) continued, and Sherlock couldn’t help but to release a relived sigh.

“I was about to stab you.” Sherlock confessed, looking dead serious into her eyes.

“I was about to kill myself.” She replied, and then her head fell over the table as a frustrated groan escaped her throat.

“Take a rest, we can continue later.” Sherlock spoke as he got up from the table and towards the window.

“Do you honestly want to continue helping me?” She inquired, without lifting the head from the table.

“I don’t see why not.” Sherlock said nonchalantly.

“Because I’m a freaking imbecile for this, perhaps?” Sherlock chuckled.

“Don’t feel bad, not everyone can have my brain.” He beamed.

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anonymous asked:

I NEED some headcanons about delinquent/badboy/punk! AU with Kuroo and Iwaizumi with their s/o who is a kind, cute and innocent little bird (♥ω♥*)

Here you go anon! I’ve been getting a bit more free time so I hope to get out more for you all! :D Man I suck at headcanons so have some headcanon/mini-scenarios instead!

Kuroo Tetsurou

  • This boy already looks the role of a delinquent with his crazy hair style and laid back personality, but no even more so with all that leather, piercings, and tattoos. He’s always ready to start a fight with whoever rubs him the wrong way, and if you ever get that honor prepares to get ground into the dirt. Kuroo is going to destroy both you and your pride while he’s at it.
  • He’s even more provoking and he uses this to his advantage to get his opponents so riled up that they throw the first punch instead of him. Hey, he may be brutish and a punk, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t think things through in order to throw the blame on someone else.
  • The bedhead punk constantly ditches class in favor of drinking on the roof where no one will disturb him, but he still somehow manages to ace every one of his tests. You, on the other hand, are the complete opposite to this dark haired delinquent. You are the definition of a perfect student, always on time for all of your classes and good grades.
  • How the two of you ended up together, the world may never know. Actually, you had been paired together during science class and what can you say, there was instant chemistry between the two of you.
  • Correction, he knew you were an absolute little angel and wanted the honor of corrupting you. Little did he know though, he would be the one getting corrupted, or you know purified.
  • You were quite shocked to learn that this badboy was actually really good at chemistry.  He explained, in great detail, a concept you were having difficulty with and even gave you and example to boot.
  • Mind you, he is absolutely showing off just to impress you. Lol Kuroo, you inner nerd is showing.
  • He takes every chance he can get to tease you, but every innuendo he makes just flies over your head due to how innocent you are. Poor Kuroo, all he wants to do is get you flustered and you’re completely oblivious.
  • On the other hand, you’re quite popular since you are so kind and caring to everyone.  Everyone always comes to you for advice or to just hang out and talk since you’re just that amazing of a person to be around.
  • It’s quite obvious though that someone isn’t quite fond of all these people being around you, especially the male population. Cue Kuroo taking the seat next to you and scaring away all of the guys that have their eyes on you. Yeah, no one is going to even come near the school’s badboy even if there is an absolute angel next to him. Problem solved.

Iwaizumi Hajime

  • If there’s one person you don’t want to run into at Aoba Johsai, it’s Iwaizumi. Clad in a leather jacket and pitch black clothes, the brunet is notorious for being the scariest person on campus.
  • You are a first-year and the newest member of the student council, and volunteered yourself to go and get the trouble makers off the roof and into class. You didn’t understand why nobody else wanted to do it, but the students at the school seemed nice enough, so it wouldn’t be too hard, right?
  • Actually, yeah. When you went up to call for him on the roof; the other three weren’t even at school today so it was just him; the muscular male follows you almost effortlessly.  It’s a surprise to Iwaizumi too. Hardly anyone addresses him so respectfully so you immediately pique his interest and he decides to humor you and does as you say.
  • Everyone is hella surprised when you come back without so much as a scratch on you. Many of the others that had tried before you always ended up at the infirmary and vow never to go and try again. How was a cute and innocent little thing like you able to get one of the worst delinquents at school to listen to you?
  • You are officially tasked with getting the guys off the roof, not that you’re complaining. The next time you go up you see all four of them there. You’re a bit scared this time since the other three tower over you, but you go over anyway.
  • Oikawa, Matsukawa, and Hanamaki are pretty shocked that someone has the guts to interrupt them and tell them what to do, but Iwaizumi just exhales a cloud of smoke and casually tells the other three that you were the one from last time.
  • If you were able to get Iwaizumi’s approval, then you have their approval as well. They’re still pretty scary, but they chat with you every time you come up and you slowly warm up to them, especially Iwaizumi.
  • Same with him and the rest of the group. You’re just so cute that they can’t help but feel protective over you. So if you ever get in trouble, you’ve got four bodyguards willing to fight for you, not like you’d let them.
  • You have no idea, but Iwaizumi really likes you and has trying to confess for the past few times. However, you’re just too innocent to actually realize everything he’s saying isn’t just as a friend and it flies over your head. The other three are just laughing in the back after they witness another failed confession, which earns them a punch from the embarrassed male.
  • But it’s when you see Iwaizumi actually hurt, that you realize you like the older male. He’s covered with bruises with his shirt in tatters, and is that blood you see? You don’t care if anyone sees you with him and immediately take him to your house to get him cleaned and fixed up.
  • His heart is racing and a blush covers his cheeks as you carefully clean his wounds. Your hands are so soft against his rough skin and he about to lose it when he sees you blushing when he takes his shirt off to tend to the wounds on his chest and back. Your face is so red when you see his chiseled chest and well defined arms that you almost forget what you’re doing.
  • When you’re done bandaging all his wounds, you’re about to leave but Iwaizumi grabs you hand and confesses to you right then and there. You finally realize that the third year wasn’t just saying that a friend when he leans over and kisses your cheek and you timidly do the same.
  • He may be a delinquent and an absolute punk to everyone else, but he guesses he can be good for you. 

All I saw was a white line on a black background like in that Arctic Monkeys music video but all I heard was my chemistry teacher explaining a new experiment to my class. I didn’t understand what to do and woke up crying.

modern day dregs: wylan

  • he’s the most diligent student of the dregs. never misses a deadline
  • he even does tutoring for maths and music
  • in his satchel he carries: a polaroid camera, a map of symbols he sketched to depict what the road signs in the city mean, and usually a few snacks because he learned to be prepared at all times since spontaneous adventures are his and jesper’s thing
    • jesper always wants to stop for food, and wylan has had it with the nonsense TM
  • he bikes everywhere. and during the summer, he can’t pass the paper wrapped bouquets in the deli shop window without purchasing one for his mom - biggest momma’s boy on the planet
  • he loves that there’s a myriad of methods to portray a story. it relinquishes some anxieties about not being able to read
  • he frequents plays and concerts and ballets. he’s fascinated by the way people can capture art and convey it beautifully enough to get a whole audience to feel like they’re a part of the story, too. he figures it’s how others must feel when they’re reading text by a proficient writer
  • but he’s especially a film enthusiast. he raves about movies to the other dregs, the mailman, even the barista he sees daily before school
  • and he will explain the chemistry of cinematography in great detail to you even when you don’t ask. it’s science and art mixed in one so try and stop him (you can’t)
  • he’s the type to get excited and tap you on the arm during a movie, a silent query, omg did you notice that?, only with him it’s not about an action sequence or a touching scene, it’s about the way light is manipulated or the camera’s panning at the perfect time
  • he also loves electronics, appreciates how advanced things are, particularly his smart phone. has been caught having full conversations with siri
  • but it is disheartening when siri can’t precisely read the messages in the dregs’ group chat because of all the typos. they’re mostly kuwei anyway, but there’s also kaz, who uses abbreviations for everything since he loathes texting, which leaves wylan like ????
  • when it comes to deciphering what kaz’s nonsensical assortment of letters mean jesper is an expert and he always comes through
  • knowing it’s mainly for his benefit, wylan utilizes the speak to text option to reply “what would i do without you, jes. ily” with a dozen hearts and then he realizes too late he’s still in the group chat
  • he’s definitely the type who shuts off his phone, chucks it across his room and hides in shame under the blanket for a while thinking i can’t believe i just did that
  • yes, he has an existential crisis over small things sometimes

others: nina

Ingredient of life found around infant Sun-like stars

Two teams of astronomers have harnessed the power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile to detect the prebiotic complex organic molecule methyl isocyanate [1] in the multiple star system IRAS 16293-2422. One team was co-led by Rafael Martín-Doménech at the Centro de Astrobiología in Madrid, Spain, and Víctor M. Rivilla, at the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri in Florence, Italy; and the other by Niels Ligterink at the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands and Audrey Coutens at University College London, United Kingdom.

“This star system seems to keep on giving! Following the discovery of sugars, we’ve now found methyl isocyanate. This family of organic molecules is involved in the synthesis of peptides and amino acids, which, in the form of proteins, are the biological basis for life as we know it,” explain Niels Ligterink and Audrey Coutens [2].

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Kreisberg and Danielle’s new interview

That new Kreisberg and Danielle’s interview is goood.

“Obviously her meta powers have severely messed with her mind, so it’s not like Barry Allen, who is still Barry Allen even though he got super speed,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explains. “Her brain chemistry has been severely altered.”

Quite literally what Mama Snow said in 3X05. Powers affect her brain like Cisco’s and Barry’s powers affect their metabolism…

“It’s now a question of: Is there a way to eliminate these powers and get Caitlin back?” Kreisberg continues. “Is there a way to get Caitlin back and leave her with these powers? We say these last few episodes are about them trying to save Iris’ [Candice Patton] life, but they’re also trying to save Caitlin’s soul. What is Cisco [Carlos Valdes] willing to do to save his best friend? What is Julian [Tom Felton] willing to do to save the woman he loves?”

He loves? Jesus, my 6 year old nephew has had longest, more serious relationships than these two. Chill, writers, damn. Anywoo, theories that Cait is back to herself but with Killer Frost looks sound good to me. 

“Team Flash has thrown everything they can at her, whether it was the metahuman cuff or the necklace, to keep Killer Frost suppressed,” Panabaker says. “Now that Killer Frost is free, I don’t think she’s interested in going away nicely.”

“There’s a relationship that exists there that prompts Killer Frost to turn her loyalty to Savitar very quickly,” Panabaker teases. “Once it becomes clear who Savitar is, you start to understand why Killer Frost aligned with him so quickly. Killer Frost’s quick alignment with Savitar informs a lot of the decisions that she makes.”

“How lost is Caitlin that she’s willing to do what Savitar needs her to do?” Kreisberg notes. “She plays a unique part. He’s not just looking for an evil cohort; she’s actually necessary for him to pull off his plans.”

Thank Grodd they added Cait into the Savitar plot, I’m interested now. 

*not so subtly skipping anything going near shipping*

“It’s going to be great,” Panabaker says. “Obviously I am involved a little bit more in the finale this time than I have been in years past. From a totally biased perspective, it’s great to see a lot more of the familiar faces. Last year, it was Barry vs. Zoom, and obviously this year there’s a lot more speedsters, there’s a lot more powers, so invariably, I think you’re going to get to see a bigger, better battle.”

So if Cait is back to her old self but still with powers in the finale… does it mean she’s part of Team Flash as they go against Savivi? Yes please.

“For me personally as an actor, it’s been fun to play Killer Frost and I hope that it lasts a little while and we don’t necessarily tie it up in a bow right away,” Panabaker says. “I’m enjoying getting to play her.”

“Obviously Danielle Panabaker is not going anywhere,” Kreisberg adds. “How and if she becomes Caitlin Snow again, or she remains Killer Frost or a version of Killer Frost, into season 4, you’re going to have to tune in.”

Season 4 Caitlin Frost, do it writers!!!! I want to see her struggles to come to term with what she did as Killer Frost, distance herself from her friends, learn to control and accept her powers. Come on. pls.

“I don’t know if we’ll even be able to see Caitlin again, but as you’ll see in episode 21, it becomes clear that Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost do occupy the same body and that they have the same memories,” Panabaker says. “The things Caitlin remembers, Killer Frost can access as well. It’s more a question of if she chooses to and how she feels about Caitlin’s memories. I do think it will be difficult not only for Caitlin but all of team flash to reconcile Killer Frost’s bad behavior under the guise Caitlin Snow’s face.”

I always love how Danielle talks about her character, she seems to understand it better than anyone in that writers room. 


It Was the Way...

Originally posted by omgistrue

Summary: High School! AU, you and Barry have been assigned to tutor each other, you help him in English while he helps you with chemistry. But, you soon realize there’s more chemistry than you expected. (Just something I thought of)

It was the way you didn’t let anyone bother you.

It was the way you nodded along to your music, not caring who saw.

It was the way you bit the end of your pen when you thought.

It was the way your eyes sparkled and you smiled when you had an idea.

It was the scribbles you left on his work as you edited it.

It was the way your brows crinkled in confusion when you couldn’t understand something.

It was the way he could see you focusing when he tried to explain chemistry.

It was the way you tucked your hair behind your ear as you leaned over the papers.

It was everything about you that had Barry Allen completely falling in love.


It was the way he smiled.

It was the way he laughed.

It was the way he got excited just explaining something to you.

It was the way he seemed to never run out of things to say.

It was the way his handwriting left illegible marks all over your homework.

It was the way he hummed along quietly while you both worked.

It was the way his hand moved around all the time, always fidgeting.

It was the way he looked at you when your eyes met.

It was everything about Barry Allen that had you falling in love.


Coffee Shop AU - 

Every day, Emma Swan gets a coffee at the local diner, and pays for the next person in line. Except for one day, when she realises that it’s usually the same woman standing behind her. Emma decides to watch the woman, scrutinizing her for never paying it forward after getting a free cup. Finally, Regina decides to confront Emma for staring. After some heated words, and clear chemistry, Regina explains that she never accepts the free coffee and always settles her tab at the end of the week, like she has done for years. Emma is a little shocked, and in an attempt to apologise for her misguided judgement, offers to buy Regina a drink. Who knew it would lead to an actual date the next night?

Mod: Gonna doodle shipping stuff tomorrow
All my characters are open
None of this will be canon
Just reply to this with a ref or the name of your oc so I can find it on your blog

Probably won’t do more than 3-5. So for better chances maybe explain the chemistry a bit?

Shippable characters: Love Bug (I’ll be very picky tho, so you better give a good reason lol), Peachy Passion, Crimson Thread, Lovely Heart, Ruby Bloom, Carnation Coral, Red Knight, Lady Whitewing, Spring Drizzle, literally any character I’ve mentioned on here I guess

Will delete later maybe idk im about to sleep lol

random lyrics starter sentences
  • "I think I was blind before I met you."
  • "It's not right, but life's not fair."
  • "You never meant that much to me."
  • "You're too mean, I don't like you. Fuck you anyway."
  • "You're meant to be helping me."
  • "I'll be back tomorrow."
  • "Jesus Christ, that's a pretty face."
  • "How could I ever be mad at you?"
  • "No matter where you go, your lies will follow you."
  • "Explained, we just lack chemistry."
  • "You're a little much for me."
  • "I think I talk too much."
  • "Just know that I want you back."
  • "We used to joke and it felt like gold, but now you're fucking crazy."
  • "She's got you high, and you don't even know yet."
  • "We've got this crazy chemistry between us."
  • "You are everything I want 'cause you are everything I'm not."
  • "I'll be fine without you, babe."
  • "I hate to think about you with somebody else."
  • "Remember when you broke your foot from jumping out the second floor?"
  • "I'll be the bigger man while you act like you're innocent."
  • "Honey, come put your lips on mine and shut me up."
  • "I think we're alone now. There doesn't seem to be anyone around."
  • "I know that you've got daddy issues."
  • "I act like I don't fucking care 'cause I'm so fucking scared."
  • "I don't wanna talk about it. I don't wanna think about it."
  • "Just tell me what you're doing with that other guy."
  • "Tell me all the things that make you feel at ease."
  • "I've been thinking we're meant to be."
  • "We don't have to say "love" 'cause the words only get in the way."
  • "You're my bad influence."

“You know, it’s weird, because you get forced together with another actor, and who knows what’s gonna happen. I just think that I really liked her; I mean, we’ve got a similar sense of humour; she’s Irish, I’m Australian. She is a very endearing person, very intelligent, she’s excellent at what she does which made me sort of admire her even more as an actor. Fun to be around.”

–  Joel Edgerton

“We like each other. We all kind of really like each other and we all get along, but no one wants to hear that, do they?  But you know, the thing about when you like someone is…it’s about like respect, and wanting each other to have a nice time…because I like my job and I want to enjoy it. And I think that Joel describes it brilliantly. He says we all felt, and especially the two of us, that we were carrying something very important and precious together and that was our job, and so you can’t help but need each other.”

–  Ruth Negga  

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga try to explain the beautiful chemistry they created on-screen as Richard and Mildred Loving; shown at the film’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival