Paul Nervy Notes
“Jokes, poems, stories, and a lot of philosophy, psychology, and sociology.”

Main page

Science, chemistry.  ---  .This section is about chemistry.  ---  1/24/2006

Science, chemistry.  ---  (1) Are there any chemicals that humans have not yet identified?  Is there any chemical that humans cannot make?  (2) Economics and chemistry: How much does it cost to make a chemical, given any production method.  (3) Ecology and chemistry: What were all the chemicals that existed before humans started making new chemicals?  How many chemicals do humans make and how much of each?  ---  1/22/2005

Science, chemistry.  ---  (1) Chemicals that exist naturally vs. chemicals that do not exist in nature but rather are man made.  (2) Chemicals that are not harmful for us to touch, eat or breath vs. chemicals that are poisonous or carcinogens.  Chemicals poisonous to animals and plants  ---  9/18/1998

Science, chemistry.  ---  (1) Given two molecules what kind of bond will form between them?  (2) X substance under y environmental conditions.  What will they react with and not?  How will they react and not?  What will the products be?  How can we tell (proof)?  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  (1) Research chemistry vs. mass production chemistry.  (2) The most important idea in mass production chemistry is environmental sustainability.  Can we make the chemicals we need without depleting all our resources and creating excessive toxic pollution?  ---  5/20/1998

Science, chemistry.  ---  Amounts of compounds.  (1) In nature.  What are the most abundant elements?  What are the most abundant compounds?  Air.  Water.  Earth.   (2) Man made.  What do humans make the most of and why?  Oil byproducts.  Plastics.  Fertilizer, insecticide, herbicide.  Metals.  ---  6/20/2004

Science, chemistry.  ---  Chemistry lays between physics and biology, and thus we have the branches of physical chemistry and biochemistry.  ---  1/20/2007

Science, chemistry.  ---  Chemistry.  Atoms,  molecules.  Elements, compounds.  Reactions: types, rates, when, where (environment), starters, resultants, how (mechanism), how fast, how far.  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  Computers and chemistry.  One can make a searchable, sortable database containing information about chemical compounds.  Include information about the symbol for the chemical, a 3-D picture of the chemical, properties of the compounds, what it reacts with, how to make the compounds, and things you can make with the compounds either by analysis into its components or by synthesis with other compounds.  ---  1/2/2005

Science, chemistry.  ---  Elements and compounds.  Any chemical.  How to get it pure?  How to make it cheap?  What does it react with and not, and how and why, and how do we know?  How do you detect its presence?  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  Goals: new chemicals, better manufacturing processes (more efficient, less pollution), and new uses for chemicals.  Inorganic chemicals: new materials like plastics, metal alloys, ceramics, electronics.  Organic chemicals: new chemicals from rainforests.  Human chemistry: new chemicals for humans, pharmaceutical drugs.  ---  02/22/1997

Science, chemistry.  ---  Importance of a chemical.  Most abundant, most rare, most useful, most uses, most necessary: it alone does a specific thing.  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  Limits of all the chemicals we can create.  Limits of all the useful chemicals we can create.  How complex can we create it?  Can we create life in a lab?  Can we speed up and control direction of evolution?  Can we build better brains and people?  ---  09/24/1994

Science, chemistry.  ---  Testing chemicals for their effects on humans and all other forms of life.  Example, DDT, Asbestos, Thalidomide.  If testing is done by the companies who make and sell the chemicals then a conflict of interest occurs.  ---  4/17/2001

Science, chemistry.  ---  There is a difference between (1) Natural source chemicals vs. manmade chemicals.  (2) Chemicals occurring in nature vs. chemicals that do not occur in nature.  (3) You can artificially make a chemical that occurs in nature.  You can artificially make a chemical that does not occur in nature.  ---  12/17/2000

Science, chemistry.  ---  Ways to produce, ways to use (by subject areas), detection, isolation/purification.  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  What chemicals can we find, get, or make?  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  What uses does a chemical have for man?  What roles do they play naturally?  How much do we know about each chemical?  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  What we know how to make.  Ways we know how to make it.  What we make, how, how much.  What we use it for.  What we do with wastes of production and consumption.  ---  12/30/1992

Science, chemistry.  ---  Worldwide 9 million natural and synthetic chemicals identified.  ---  12/30/1992

Main page

Paul Nervy Notes. Copyright 1988-2007 by Paul Nervy.