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Issue Date: January 4, 2018

Chemistry in Pictures: Feelin’ it

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Credit: Submitted by Lucia Feriancova
A small schlenk flask has a frowny face in the bottom.
 
Credit: Submitted by Lucia Feriancova

Chemists often have to cope with failure. A reaction doesn’t work as described, an analysis yields no useful answers, or a simple human error sets you back weeks. Recently, Lucia Feriancova, a PhD student at Comenius University, in Slovakia, got a bolus of commiseration—from her chemicals. Though they didn’t react as expected, they spontaneously formed this frowny face on the bottom of her Schlenk flask.

Submitted by Lucia Feriancova


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