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#268423 - 08/06/09 03:02 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: Argon]
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Registered: 02/06/09
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 Originally Posted By: Argon
Does anyone know what my Avatar is?

It is the depiction of the electron shells of Argon.

Says, Neon. \:\)
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#268425 - 08/06/09 03:16 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Since pure alcohol evaporates rather quickly, less than 1 liter, for sure.

Alcohol doesn't evaporate that quickly. Though, pure alcohol doesn't stay pure very long. It will eventually pull in about 5% water from the air. Ether is fun though. If you pour it on a surface, you can actually see it evaporate in front of your eyes.

But as was pointed out, it will be less than 1 liter. The molecules of the two compounds tend to fit inside each other. Another neat trick with the 50/50 alcohol/water mixture is to soak a paper napkin in it, and set it on fire. The water will keep even that thin paper below its kindling point.
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#268426 - 08/06/09 03:21 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: ClubNeon]
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I have no proof of this


Peter raises an excellent point.

For the purposes of this thread, I am just as happy to have charismatic conjecture as truth.

btw, God could have simply created the egg. \:\)

While I continue to marvel at Mark's ingenuity and the knowledge and camaraderie here, it seems to me that it's difficult to come up with questions that don't fall into one of two categories:

1. Here, let me Google that for you...
2. "Why..." (thus inciting the opinionated, divisive beasts of politics, religion and philosophy).

I think it is wonderful that the many scientists here allow people like me to learn from them.
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#268436 - 08/06/09 03:57 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: ClubNeon]
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
 Originally Posted By: Argon
Does anyone know what my Avatar is?

It is the depiction of the electron shells of Argon.

Says, Neon. \:\)
LOL! You guys are a gas!!!
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#268438 - 08/06/09 04:09 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: Ajax]
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That's noble gas, to you. Otherwise you could call us nothing more than methane.
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#268439 - 08/06/09 04:15 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: pmbuko]
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#268444 - 08/06/09 04:42 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here!) [Re: Ajax]
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 Originally Posted By: Ajax
... caught in flagrante...

I had that happen once. I always zip up slowly now...
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#268445 - 08/06/09 04:46 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: Adrian]
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On a different note, I'm wondering why the gov't here is banning all these pesticides/herbicides for homeowners but continues to allow farmers and golf courses to apply massive amounts of them.

The golfcourse part is easy. Politicos don't like to golf on weeds.
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#268460 - 08/06/09 08:06 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: ClubNeon]
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
 Originally Posted By: Argon
Does anyone know what my Avatar is?

It is the depiction of the electron shells of Argon.

Says, Neon. \:\)


Excellent, Excellent. Picked the nickname up in college where we used to party til we were pretty much "inert" on the couch watching TV.
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#268463 - 08/06/09 08:16 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian

On a different note, I'm wondering why the gov't here is banning all these pesticides/herbicides for homeowners but continues to allow farmers and golf courses to apply massive amounts of them. Either these chemicals are bad for the environment or they're not, what does it matter who applies them?


Actually here in the lower 48, what chemicals the farmer's apply to their crops is regulated to the point that we import our fruits and vegetables from South American countries that still apply pesticides which have been banned from our country years and years ago, helps keep the cost to the consumer down. ;\)
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