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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby SummerGlauFan » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:28 am UTC

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manmantong2000 wrote:in my General Chemistry 101 lab, one girl in my class think it is ok to put copper (Cu) in nitric acid (HNO3) in the open classroom with 20 other people. The sizzling sounds, bubbling sounds, heat release, green-turning, brown, pungent, deadly gas emitting flask caught her attention after a few good 10 or 20 seconds.

Chemistry is green and brown, also transparent because that's what most chemical (that are handed to an undergraduate like me) appear to be.
Same thing happened in my class (in high school though) despite the warning of the teacher as he left the room: "Do not touch anything. Put everything down until I get back."



Followed, once he got back, with a variation of "what a surprise. I gave them volatile chemicals, and I left them alone." Also, a wonderful smell that would stay in the hall for a week.

I think we once had a student catch a sink on fire when he tried to hide the chemicals he was playing with.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby Halebit » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:13 am UTC

Eh first thought was green, but later on today when I read it I thought gold, perhaps because of chemistrys roots in alchemy.

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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby Naurgul » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:13 am UTC

Green here as well. I guess I fit the stereotype.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby Fallen Angel » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:22 am UTC

Blue.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby manmantong2000 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:22 pm UTC

SummerGlauFan wrote:
Secateurs wrote:
manmantong2000 wrote:in my General Chemistry 101 lab, one girl in my class think it is ok to put copper (Cu) in nitric acid (HNO3) in the open classroom with 20 other people. The sizzling sounds, bubbling sounds, heat release, green-turning, brown, pungent, deadly gas emitting flask caught her attention after a few good 10 or 20 seconds.

Chemistry is green and brown, also transparent because that's what most chemical (that are handed to an undergraduate like me) appear to be.
Same thing happened in my class (in high school though) despite the warning of the teacher as he left the room: "Do not touch anything. Put everything down until I get back."



Followed, once he got back, with a variation of "what a surprise. I gave them volatile chemicals, and I left them alone." Also, a wonderful smell that would stay in the hall for a week.

I think we once had a student catch a sink on fire when he tried to hide the chemicals he was playing with.


Hm, high school teacher in my school (and my state) has strict regulation about labs and chemical handling, that the teacher must remain in the room all time when chemicals are present. This rule apply to biology later when my school's hall way was covered by fruit flies.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby mmmcannibalism » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:11 pm UTC

Chemistry--green, I think the cheesy radioactive stuff reason along with a green notebook

Interestingly, I made sure that all my calculus notebooks since 11th grade were all black so I could keep them color coded.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby Mortons4ck » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:47 pm UTC

Predominately violet. Because the letter C is violet. Followed by golden rod for "H" and orange for "E"....


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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby LeroyBrandybuck » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:21 pm UTC

I associate chemistry with green, but every science subject is green to me (except maybe physics). Math is blue, history is red, and literature is kinda off-white.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby scikidus » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:37 pm UTC

It's not exactly a color, but I directly connect "chemistry" to some variation of this image:

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I guess that I'll go with the color of Lead (II) Iodide and say yellow.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby dragon » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:57 am UTC

White, but with marks and discolourations.
Nothing managed to be properly white again after being exposed to the chemistry labs. Benchtops, labcoats, classroom ceilings, you name it.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby chaconne » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:42 am UTC

Green, because of the stereotypical green acid (as others have stated), and because the folder I used in my high school chemistry class was green.

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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby Lazar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:50 am UTC

For me, sort of a light blue-gray, like the lighter background color here on the forum. 'Cause it seems sciency.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby DNA » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:05 pm UTC

poxic wrote:I think of yellow, actually, probably because of sulfur.

same, but because radioactive and danger signs

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1337goose wrote:Definitely bright green, like emerald green. And I too, for a reason I cannot explain, associate electrons with being blue.

What? Electrons are yellow, man. Protons are bluish-violet. Neutrons are red. I would bet large piles of money that there is an illustration like this in a science book I read as a child that's causing this mental image.

we've read the same book Elderberry, those colours feel so natural to me.
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby kernelpanic » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:39 pm UTC

My chemistry notebook is green, so therefore chemistry is also green.
Also, Maths is red, biology orange, physics and spanish yellow, english blue, and computer science black.

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1337goose wrote:Definitely bright green, like emerald green. And I too, for a reason I cannot explain, associate electrons with being blue.

What? Electrons are yellow, man. Protons are bluish-violet. Neutrons are red. I would bet large piles of money that there is an illustration like this in a science book I read as a child that's causing this mental image.

we've read the same book Elderberry, those colours feel so natural to me.

What!? neutrons are blue/purple, protons red and electrons yellow/green! How dare you!
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby SimpleSimon » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:26 am UTC

I was thinking purple, I remember always doing titrations and watching for the solution to turn purple.

Also it rhymes with burple
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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby Meteorswarm » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:07 am UTC

SimpleSimon wrote:I was thinking purple, I remember always doing titrations and watching for the solution to turn purple.

Also it rhymes with burple


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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby tototutu » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:27 am UTC

i think it's transparent red/rose like a Co^(2+) solution.

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Re: Think: What color do you associate Chemistry with?

Postby tototutu » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:33 am UTC

and biology is yellow like the fat that always blocks the view when dissecting a rat..
physics is blue (because i usually gazed at the sky through the window during physics :p)
and math is orange because it's so fun :)


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