Aug 29, 2007

Molecules with Bizarre Names

Left: chemical structure of munchnones

For those of you with waaaaaay too much time on your hands, I came across a website that collects and describes molecules with silly or unusual names.

On this site you can learn about such compounds as arsole, bastardane, and cummingtonite.

I am not sure, though, that simply knowing the chemistry behind these compounds will prevent teachers, bosses, or spouses from being offended by your use of these terms.


Man with the Muck-rake said...

Ugh! Those drawings remind me of my organic chemistry classes!

Roo said...

Holy cow! How deep did you have to dig to come up with this stuff? LOL

I think I'm going to study up though - sure could be a hoot to use at a party!