Mistakes and MnemonicsJuly 4th, 2007
An astute reader passed along the following nomination for the official Chemistry Hall of Shame (accept no imitations). It’s another chemistry advertisement, published on page 66 in the June 18th edition of C&EN:
All this succinimide/glutarimide business reminds me of my favorite chemistry mnemonic—the one for remembering the straight-chain diacids (from two carbons to seven):
Oh My, Such Good Apple Pie
(Oxalic Malonic Succinic Glutaric Adipic Pimelic)
Now, I’m not going to do something as hackneyed as ask, “What is your favorite chemistry mnemonic?” Nope. Not going to do it.
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