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by Fuzzypickles
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Searching for a conductive, inert material
Replies: 19
Views: 3647

Re: Searching for a conductive, inert material

Hi again, My advisor found this paper and decided that gold is not appropriate to use. I'm not sure if it would really be a problem, what with the specific support /remarkable thinness of the film, but that's not up to me. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/ja1028809 Currently we're looking into s...
by Fuzzypickles
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Searching for a conductive, inert material
Replies: 19
Views: 3647

Re: Searching for a conductive, inert material

Plastic/rubber coating probably wouldn't hold up at higher temperatures.

Gold plating sounds like it should work though... thanks for the help!
by Fuzzypickles
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Searching for a conductive, inert material
Replies: 19
Views: 3647

Re: Searching for a conductive, inert material

It just needs to conduct electricity, not heat. Basically we're making a sample mount that we're going to be putting our catalyst on. The mount needs to conduct electricity since we're heating the sample by running a current through it. The geometry is by no means complex. Budget is a moderate conce...
by Fuzzypickles
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Searching for a conductive, inert material
Replies: 19
Views: 3647

Searching for a conductive, inert material

Hello, I've been running some experiments related to catalysis, and we're needing to pick what materials we're going to be constructing our apparatus with. It's going to be inside a vacuum chamber, with oxygen and methanol introduced (we're running a methanol oxidation to formaldehyde/CO2), heated a...
by Fuzzypickles
Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Studying problems, will someone help me?
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Studying problems, will someone help me?

I never studied in high school. If you don't need to, then don't. You'll just demotivate yourself with boredom.

The problem is eventually you will need to study, and if you aren't self-motivated it'll be tough to suddenly make the transition.
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 405123

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Turns out my Physics department has kindly compiled a good amount here:
http://physoc.physics.illinois.edu/Quot ... uotes.html
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164980

Re: Your Schedule

I used to think I liked Chemistry but I'm not really sure. I like the idea of organic chemistry but I really can't stand biology (High school bio, anyway) so I don't see that going anywhere. Basically I have to take chemistry for reasons only IB people understand, has to do with certain tests not b...
by Fuzzypickles
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Tips for studying for finals
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

Re: Tips for studying for finals

Do all of your exams again. Do all of the practice exams again. From this it should be readily apparent what parts you're lacking in. Go to the book/your notes (whichever is better) and read up on it, then hit practice problems with that until you have that down as well.
by Fuzzypickles
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Math majors: what are you doing now?
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: Math majors: what are you doing now?

I'm somewhat on the opposite side of the fence. I'm currently a Chemical Engineer and considering a switch into a double major of Chem/Math. I'm fairly sure an engineering degree is going to fetch you more money than anything math will provide for you, but it's really a question if you're the type o...
by Fuzzypickles
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The US college and HS system - explain it for me
Replies: 23
Views: 2990

Re: The US college and HS system - explain it for me

At age 7 most students start 1st Grade. Grade School continues through 8th Grade (usually a student goes through more than one school in this period but the splitting depends on their location; I personally had 1st-5th in one school and 6th-8th in another). High school starts at 9th Grade and is fou...
by Fuzzypickles
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Physics C or AP Physics B?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: AP Physics C or AP Physics B?

Depends on the abilities of the physics teacher. Either way, if you're only doing Pre-Calc now I'd be a bit worried about it. Your math course probably isn't even going to get to derivatives until the last few weeks and probably won't touch integrals both of which are necessary for Physics C. Can't ...
by Fuzzypickles
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread
Replies: 43
Views: 4734

Re: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Chemical Engineering.
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Taking an AP exam without actually taking the class
Replies: 22
Views: 2327

Re: Taking an AP exam without actually taking the class

I found the SAT II extremely easy for Physics/Math. If you have a grounding of the subject you should do fine. A foreign language is an entirely different matter I suppose. Any reason you're taking it?
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Roommates for College
Replies: 34
Views: 4168

Re: Roommates for College

If they smoke or drink they can go somewhere else, I don't want that around me. Do they have any "substance free" dormitories? Solves that particular issue quickly AND puts it in writing. Unfortunately this isn't always the case. At my school the substance free dorms also got some people ...
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP tests
Replies: 74
Views: 5605

Re: AP tests

The Chem test is fairly straightforward. There are no major tricks. It covers the core concepts of Gen. Chem. The main things, as mentioned, are acids/bases and equilibrium calculations. Thermo will probably have a question on it, and there's a question that's always equation writing. You'll probabl...
by Fuzzypickles
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Assassin
Replies: 56
Views: 8639

Re: Assassin

It could be run with multiple smaller circles but it really just produces unnecessary complications. Mind as well just set it up in the beginning.
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Assassin
Replies: 56
Views: 8639

Re: Assassin

Yeah, someone's in charge. Imagine everyone playing is in a giant circle. You get the name/school ID/something of one of the people next to you. The other person next to you gets your name but you know nothing about them. You try to kill your target while avoiding death. When you kill that target yo...
by Fuzzypickles
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?
Replies: 98
Views: 10178

Re: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?

I have a love-hate relationship with cobalt at the moment. On the one hand, it makes compounds of just about every color and they're all so pretty. On the other hand, it's responsible for me spending my spring break writing a lab report. Hmm.
by Fuzzypickles
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's your major?
Replies: 77
Views: 7658

Re: What's your major?

Chemical Engineering. Considering minors in math or physics, or maybe double majoring in specialized chemistry if that's an option.
by Fuzzypickles
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Good program for drawing coordination structures?
Replies: 3
Views: 2671

Re: Good program for drawing coordination structures?

Thanks for the suggestions. Playing around in MarvinSketch made me realize I was probably missing some features in ChemDraw. I fought with ChemDraw and figured it out, even if it's complaining to me that I'm screwing up. I'm still curious if there's a way to label a bond as coordinating in ChemDraw ...
by Fuzzypickles
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Good program for drawing coordination structures?
Replies: 3
Views: 2671

Good program for drawing coordination structures?

Maybe I'm just an idiot, but ChemDraw is fighting with me on this one. ChemDraw works quite nicely for organic things, but I'm looking through the tutorial and I can't figure out how to make a simple octahedral complex ion with it. I don't know if anyone has any suggestions for another program or if...
by Fuzzypickles
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College
Replies: 17
Views: 2036

Re: College

I hated my first week at college. I was worried to the point where I was physically sick and I couldn't sleep and I wasn't sure what I even wanted to major in and I felt completely out of place and really regretted choosing my school. Within two weeks I liked it a lot more. Within a month I didn't w...
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Improving the American school system
Replies: 36
Views: 3520

Re: Improving the American school system

I wrote a paper on No Child Left Behind a few years ago. I'm a bit annoyed that I'm forgetting everything I said right now, but there are obvious problems. Catering to the bottom performers is not a good idea. NCLB spends all of its resources trying to get these kids to scrape some arbitrary score o...
by Fuzzypickles
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Homework
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: Homework

You'll find in college this is even more the case. You're expected to read the textbook and teach yourself things, and that stuff is fair game on homework. I'd get used to it. But really, I find you tend to learn even better since all conclusions you make you've made using your own logic which means...
by Fuzzypickles
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164980

Re: Your Schedule

Math 285 - Intro to Differential Equations Chem 204 - Gen Chem II (for Chem Majors) Chem 205 - Gen Chem II Lab (for Chem Majors) CHBE 121 - Chemical Engineering Profession Phys 212 - Electricity and Magnetism Phys 199 - Honors Section for E/M Phys 199 - Behavior of Complex Systems My school is silly...
by Fuzzypickles
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Does college look at what classes you take in HS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Does college look at what classes you take in HS?

Honestly, I'd say it's three main things that matter: Grades, APs, and if you're taking a full load. If you're doing Woodworking, Metals, Fashion, and Foods Senior year they're going to look at you funny. This should be obvious. Load up the APs (assuming you'll be doing fine in them) and they'll be ...
by Fuzzypickles
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Studying and Me
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Studying and Me

I'm not really sure if there's much you can do. They let you try it on your own and you used that freedom poorly and now they're taking that freedom away since they don't trust you with it. You'll probably have to sit through a while of dealing with whatever consequences they want to throw on you un...
by Fuzzypickles
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find
Replies: 225
Views: 86095

Re: Words that you are sure exist, but can't find

Is there a word for dying of thirst that could be used to complete the sentence "Without water we will all..?" I came in this topic to post about this. I've actually joked with my friends about this word. Basically, we were thinking of this. I frequently say "relevation" instead...
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Intolerant family members!
Replies: 175
Views: 17106

Re: Intolerant family members!

My grandma is comically racist against Hispanics. I remember she was over at our house once and she looked out the window and yelled "Rob! There's a mexican on your lawn!" She was a bit disappointed when we didn't share her alarm. Pretty much my entire family is homophobic, racist, and alc...
by Fuzzypickles
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's wrong with your car?
Replies: 76
Views: 6024

Re: What's wrong with your car?

I also have a car that's older than me so this should be fun. - Windshield has a giant gash in it - Rear-view mirror won't stay up. - Dash lights are only on when the dimmer switch is in a very specific position. - Power locks need to be pressed 5~10 times for them to work. - Rear door on the driver...
by Fuzzypickles
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College/ University 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 4797

Re: College/ University 2009

Sophomore at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Chemical Engineering. Whoo.
by Fuzzypickles
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: XKCD Book - ever?
Replies: 58
Views: 15448

Re: Is there ever going to be an XKCD book?

I'm not to sure who Bill Watson is, I looked on Google and none of the results seemed to suggest that they were the guy who you were talking about. But assuming the guy you're talking about is a smart fellow, I guess this would rock fairly hardcore. It's Bill Watterson, the author of Calvin and Hob...
by Fuzzypickles
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2962
Views: 732138

Re: Common Questions

Okay, this is probably a stupid question, but I know next to nothing about this sort of thing so I'm asking anyway. My friend and I were talking about this last night. Basically, if the sun is moving across the universe from the big bang, then wouldn't the light it emits be traveling faster than c i...
by Fuzzypickles
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can a videogame make you cry?
Replies: 157
Views: 18462

Re: Can a videogame make you cry?

Kana Little Sister got me really bad but that's more of a story than a game so I'm not really sure how much that counts.

FFX is probably the game that's brought me the closest.

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