Alcohol Molecule

By Shamus
on Dec 22, 2009
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…made of Christmas ornaments. Courtesy of Graham from Loading Ready Run.

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Just smashing!

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  1. Phase says:

    Atom Smashing? Booooo.

  2. Samopsa says:

    I hope you do know that the ball-and-stick model is hopelessly outdated and wrong. Still, pretty awesome.

  3. Axle says:

    He should try to build a model of a heroine molecule.
    Now, that’s a challenge!

  4. DPhantom says:

    Is it just me, or does it look like they just used another carbon ornament instead of oxygen?

  5. Gary says:

    Should I be worried that there is a lighter right next to a huge alcohol molecule? Although that would make for an exceptionally fun Christmas light show…

  6. Rick says:

    @4
    No, the two carbon atoms are smooth. The Oxygen atom looks bumpy.

  7. Brett says:

    Tsk. It’s in an eclipsed conformation!

  8. Telas says:

    Axle @ 3: Heroine is a compound? Where can I get my wife some, so she’ll finally understand RPGs?

    ;-)

    Seriously, I want a whole bunch of these so I can finally get some revenge…

  9. Sauron says:

    My favorite thing about the ethanol molecule is that some modeling kits make it dog-shaped. By which I mean, four legs, a tail, a head with a long nose and two ears. It’s uncanny, and awesome.

  10. Doug Sundseth says:

    Ah, ethanol; one of my favorite organic foods. Especially when it’s made from GM grains.

    And I agree that the model needs a better oxygen atom.

  11. Lanthanide says:

    @ 2 Samopsa: You better go on an editing spree at wikipedia then, because it’s full of these “outdated and wrong” models. :rollseyes:

  12. James says:

    You may like the following video (and all its related ones) Periodic Table of Videos – Chemistry Christmas Tree wherein you also learn there is a compound called “Arsole” :)

  13. Coffee says:

    I’ll see that and raise you a Caffeine Molecule tattoo.

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