Sketch chemistry: Molecular nightmares | March 27, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 13 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 13 | p. 6
Issue Date: March 27, 2017

Sketch chemistry: Molecular nightmares

A comic collaboration between C&EN and ChemScrapes cartoonist Brendan Burkett
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: cartoon, sketch chemistry, chemistry cartoon, elemental analyzer, combustion
Molecular nightmares
Credit: Brendan Burkett/C&EN
This cartoon shows a molecule in bed having a nightmare. You see what’s in its head: An elemental analyzer snatching up molecules and burning them up to determine their content.
Molecular nightmares
Credit: Brendan Burkett/C&EN
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