Reflections On “Breaking Bad”

Sep 18, 2012.  Updated August 10, 2013 and August 15, 2014 and July 17, 2018. Since Breaking Bad became a hit in 2008,  many male chemistry teachers across the continent have been asked by their students, "Sir, do you watch Breaking Bad? Because the character reminds me of you." It's not difficult to figure out... Continue Reading →

Chirality Beyond Breaking Bad

Thanks to a couple of Breaking Bad episodes from seasons 1 and 4, it's possible that more people know about enantiomers than ever before. If you're not a fan of the show or if you have forgotten a bit of organic chemistry, enantiomers are molecules that are non-superimposable mirror images of one another. As Walter mentions... Continue Reading →

Fun With Elemental Symbols

Since all matter including people consists of elements, it's nice to see proper names entirely composed of elemental symbols, like , or if you recall the actress who played the part of a sultry James Bond villain,, or if we stick to chemistry .  In the English language alone, there are also thousands of improper... Continue Reading →

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