Drive-by spoiler-free Mass Effect impressions:

  • The CC isn’t that bad.  It’s definitely doesn’t provide as much variant as the CC in DA:I, but I was able to create something I liked with with only ~15 minutes of effort. I’m kind of happy to be playing a character who has an IC reason for purple hair.  The neon makes plastic hair a feature, not a bug. 
  • The animations also aren’t that bad.  Kind of doofy, but within acceptable limits so far. What I find more distracting is the way that the team implemented eyes for everyone.  They have this weird inorganic flatness. I think that’s what draws attention to the other artificial aspects of the models. 
  • Jetpack is A+
  • HOWEVER, the new auto-cover system is pissing me off.  All I want is to play a sniper.  That is all I want!  But I can’t do that when half the time I’m not sure whether I’m in cover or how to get myself in cover.  Maybe I need to suck it up and go Vanguard.
  • The opening sequence isn’t quite as effective as the opening to DA:I, but I put that down to the dumb cheesy speeches they keep giving Dad Ryder.  Reel it in guys. You’re not there yet.  DA:I earned its dumb cheesy speeches when it blew up Haven. 

little late to the party but, this is one of my OC’s as a Godformer! I call him The Bountiful One, god of fertile lands, lush gardens, and crops. he can bring rain to parched regions and his favorite offerings are a single basket of a successful harvest and small jars of the lands that were cultivated for growth…also terrariums, be they tiny or large. 

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Molecule of the Day: Aluminium chloride

Aluminium chloride (AlCl3) is a white (when pure) or yellow (when impure) solid that is often employed as a Lewis acid in organic synthesis and as an intermediate in the production of aluminium.

Aluminium chloride is actually a covalent compound, contrary to what its name suggests, as the Al3+ ion has a high charge density, and is able to polarise the Cl- ion’s electron cloud to a large extent. This results in the electron density to be located in between the ions, causing the bond to be more covalent in nature than ionic. The Al atom in the molecule has an empty low-lying 3p orbital since it only has 3 bonds, making it Lewis acidic. As a result, it can accept lone pairs, such as from Cl atoms in other AlCl3 molecules, so it forms a dimer in gaseous phase. 

Aluminium chloride is used as a catalyst in many organic syntheses, such as Friedel-Crafts acylation. This exploits its Lewis acidity to synthesise acylated aromatic compounds from the initial aromatic molecule and an acyl chloride: 

So yeah, I made a post previously stating about the possibility of Victor and Yuuri having practice the duet long before their public performance at the Gala.

This might be ‘too deep’ but humour me here.

What if, in the first few months of practice, when Yuuri was agitated, Victor found a way to calm him (accidentally) and they ended up skating to the duet (that Victor had made) with floppy lifts and fun jumps and they tumbled every now and then but Yuuri was laughing. What if skating the duet was a coping mechanism for Yuuri’s anxiety? Sometimes when Yuuri gets too caught up, Victor just plays the song and they’re dancing together. It works because its the only time when Victor is riding away Yuuri’s anxiety WITH HIM.

So with that possible theory, what would Yuuri’s words actually mean in the scene of this gif?

When Yuuri was at his weakest, anxiety riding up to fry his brain, Victor had to pull this dick move and what else was Yuuri to do except REMIND Victor about the duet? The very thing that made Yuuri put his trust into when his anxiety acts up? And what if, after the China Cup, Victor choreographs the duet for real because he finally understands what it means to Yuuri and the completed ver. makes Yuuri FEEL EVEN BETTER because they share this. This is theirs. Their little secret.

And when it was time to show it to the world, they skated with ease. Because this is their song.

Nickel(II)-sulfate hepta/hexahydrate crystals what were grown in the lab during the winter break. They are not perfect, but they look pretty.

It’s interesting that while anhydrous nickel(II)-sulfate is a yellow solid, the hexahydrate (6 molecules of H2O for each NiSO4) is blue and the heptahydrate (7 molecules of H2O for each NiSO4) is greenish-blue. As seen on the picture these are probably heptahydrates, but they will dehydrate by standing on air to give the hexahydrate.

Nickel sulfate occurs as the rare mineral retgersite, which is a hexahydrate.

How to study for a chemistry exam
  • Get all your study materials out
  • Spend too much time painting your nails
  • Decide the coffee shop is a better study environment. Pack up your things and move.
  • Set out all your study materials again
  • Go get a coffee even though you’ve already bought one earlier today.
  • Tell yourself to enjoy your coffee first before studying
  • While enjoying coffee, text friend, ask if they want to study with you
  • Spend next hour and a half together bitching about every chemistry class you’ve ever taken, every bad TA, and every stupid student you TA for.
  • Decide you need one more coffee while studying.
  • Look at study materials. Do one chapter of practice problems.
  • Turn to next chapter. Have PTSD about first being introduced to crystal structures first semester.
  • Decide this is way too much to handle right now.
  • Realize the third coffee was probably too much.
  • Cry
  • Tell yourself the best thing you can do to prepare for the test is to get a good night’s sleep.

A large crystal of potassium ferrocyanide. 

Potassium ferrocyanide is the inorganic compound with formula K4[Fe(CN)6] * 3H2O. At us it is called yellow blood salt, what comes from it’s historical production. Long ago it was manufactured from organically derived nitrogenous carbon sources, iron filings, and potassium carbonate. Common nitrogen and carbon sources were torrified horn, leather scrap, offal, or dried blood.

A famous reaction with this compound involves treatment with ferric salts to give Prussian blue [Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3].