Electrolysis of NaCl

Electrolysis of NaCl (dilute vs concentrated)
Apr 9, 2013

Electrolysis of Brine
FuseSchool – Global Education
Dec 7, 2015
2NaCl + 2H2O -> 2NaOH(aq) + H2(g) + Cl2(g)


Mercaptans (or thiols)

Smelly Chemistry
Periodic Videos
Jan 30, 2013

grapefruit mercaptan

selenium analogs and tellurium analogs: even worse

RSH + 3NaOCl -> RSO3H + 3NaCl
thiol + bleach -> sulfonic acid + NaCl

Chemical curiosities (2012)

Chemical Curiosities: Surprising Science and Dramatic Demonstrations
The Royal Institution
Feb 16, 2012

Making Nylon 6,6
Apr 22, 2017

Make Propionic Acid by the Haloform Reaction
Dec 14, 2015

Pouring Molten salt into Water

How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds (2017)

How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds
By Nicholas Carr
Oct. 6, 2017

“The mere presence of mobile phones,” the researchers reported in 2013 in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, “inhibited the development of interpersonal closeness and trust”

Scientists have long known that the brain is a monitoring system as well as a thinking system. Its attention is drawn toward any object that is new, intriguing or otherwise striking—that has, in the psychological jargon, “salience.” Media and communications devices, from telephones to TV sets, have always tapped into this instinct. … By design, they grab and hold our attention in ways natural objects never could.

Phone makers … and app writers like Facebook and Google design their products to consume as much of our attention as possible during every one of our waking hours