Periodic Table of Etymology

Common perception of the periodic table is that everybody in the world who has seen one is overwhelmed by it.
I don’t know if that’s true or not. I never really paid attention to it until I became a Chemistry major. Continue reading


A scientific motivation

I’m reading “The Poisoner’s Handbook” by Deborah Blum. During a chapter on carbon monoxide, she explains an experiment Alexander Gettler designed to test if humans can somehow absorb carbon monoxide after death (keep in mind that this was in 1924-25). Continue reading