Friday – 23rd October
Welcome to the 3rd #RealTimeChem Week awards. This year the awards have changed a little this year with some new prizes. All Pt award winners will get a prize this year (a key ring!). Of course, the 3 best tweets of the whole week win an all new fabulous #RealTimeChem Week 2015 branded mug as a prize (rather than aforementioned key ring). For more detail on the prizes and how the awards work see my recent blog post.
This year the awards are once again ordered into Ag (6 winners), Au (4 winners) and Pt (2 winners). Please note that within these categories they are in no particular order.
So without further ado, onto the 2015 awards.
Friday. Welcome to the end of the working week! It also just happens that this years #RealTimeChem week has a Friday that coincides with Mole Day! Unfortunately, there wasn’t a moles worth of tweets, but 6.02 × 1023 tweets might just have broken the internet methinks. Also I’m glad we call it Avogadro’s number and not Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro di Quaregna e di Cerreto‘s number, although that’d be more fitting to the enormity of the the constant in question. The #RealTimeChem Week Awards for Friday can be found below.
Dana found a milli-mole! Cuuuute!
A milli-mole for #MoleDay #realtimechem #nationalchemistryweek ift.tt/1PG7aoo https://t.co/bEjmSLwWhJ—
Dana Baum (@dabaum77) October 23, 2015
It’s always great to see a chemist happy at work and Prarthana here looks like she’s enjoying herself immensely. Thanks to Alice for taking this picture.
Hot orange Staudinger ligation by Prarthana! Noice! #RealTimeChem https://t.co/9rkw3aqw6u—
Alice Williamson (@all_isee) October 23, 2015
I was never really that good at mass spectroscopy, so I can feel your pain Shira. I’m sure you got it right the next time 🙂
When your mass spec is too sensitive and your sample saturates the detector - whoops! #xevo #realtimechem https://t.co/jBNs8cxDKC—
Shira Joudan (@ShiraJoudan) October 23, 2015
Adrian has been looking through quite a number of old books this week. Seems like this one came with a hidden surprise, makes you wonder who it was who scribbled these notes and where they may be right now doesn’t it?
60 year old book bought secondhand, yields thoughts written on inserted index card. #RealTimeChem #chemchat https://t.co/qNkVhlVZab—
Adrian Dingle (@adchempages) October 23, 2015
Sometimes a good work up is just what the doctor ordered and this was certainly the case for Chris. Even simple chemistry can look pretty.
Pretty workup #RealTimeChem https://t.co/TcOk4vmkHV—
Chris Aretz (@aretzc46) October 22, 2015
Not sure this is truly a portal to heaven, but it’s certainly a crazy large scale experiment shared by Rose. When you’ve got a pool and a large block of dry ice laying around how can you resist?
Dry ice + pool = chlorine-y portal to heaven ❄️👼 @GuerillaScience #RealTimeChem https://t.co/VPZ1vrIi6b—
Rose Gray (@_RoseGray) October 23, 2015
It’s VSEPR teaching with Professor Balog, not with added balloon models. Definitely one of the best ways to show this theory.
It’s VSEPR time #realtimechem https://t.co/bEhUX2rwFZ—
Eva Rose Balog (@ProfBalog) October 23, 2015
The Chemistry Department of Wallace High School shared this fantastic cake, mixing Star Wars & Mole Day in edible form!
The Chemistry Department celebrated Mole Day today, “May the Mole be with You” #RealTimeChem https://t.co/2Hc5lHBq8y—
(@WallaceHigh) October 23, 2015
You might have seen a running theme of moles this awards, what did you expect on Mole Day? Professor Molenium looks like he had a fun day out in Denver with Debbie! Great shot of the sunrise.
Happy #MoleDay from the chem building @UofDenver ! Professor molenium is enjoying the Denver sunrise! #RealTimeChem https://t.co/Ky36eKJ8lS—
Debbie Mitchell (@heydebigale) October 23, 2015
Always sad when a chemist is leaving the lab like Rob here. I’ve got to hand it to him though, he’s got great clean up skills! Best of luck for the next chapter.
All cleaned and ready to hand over to my successor #RealTimeChem https://t.co/SopCe4bIB1—
Robert Dawson (@rob_dawson) October 23, 2015
Mudz is making planets in his rotary evaporator. Jupiter is the easiest one by far. It’s a very short video, but one that a lot of people liked on Mole Day. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the planets!
Made a mini Jupiter in the lab today. #RealTimeChem https://t.co/Q8flP1kjG6—
Mudz TheRock Panchal (@Mudz21) October 23, 2015
Nadine didn’t just share one tweet, but a whole load with a tour of the Abbatt Research Group at the University of Toronto. I’ve included two of my favourite tweets from the tour below. Lots of awesome equipment for atmospheric chemistry.
In the 2nd #abbattgroupuoft lab we have this elaborate system to expose aerosols to OH #RealTimeChem #atmoschem https://t.co/jlg4NDw1wp—
Nadine (@nadineborduas) October 23, 2015
We have a few antiques too: this mass spec system sitting on the bench ever since I joined the group #RealTimeChem https://t.co/OQ2ABR8qZM—
Nadine (@nadineborduas) October 23, 2015