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About brzozowskir2

  • Birthday 11/16/1988

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  • Location
    Scranton, PA
  • Interests
    My current research intersest involves the structure and arangement of nonionic reverse micelles. I am a member of the chem club, and phi lambda upsilon. I also enjoy going to concerts when I can find the time, reading, and running.
  • College Major/Degree
    University of Scranton, PA Biochemistry
  • Favorite Area of Science
    inorganic/physical chemistry/physics
  • Biography
    My name is Rich, and I am a junior biochem major at the University of Scranton, PA. I am planning on attending grad school for a Masters, maybe phd. My amazing girlfriend has put up with my nerdiness for a long time, and for that I commend her.
  • Occupation
    Student. I am employed by the univ. as a tutor for several chem classes, and last summer I was awarded paid research fellowship.


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  1. thanks. we ended up finding it in an OLD orgo book.
  2. i saw a nobel rpize physicist speak recently. he noted that everything that biology encompasses boils down to the chemistry of the biological interactions. likewise all of chemistry stems from the physics that govern the chemical interactions. basically, physics is the most fundamental science followed by chem and then bio. isn't it obvious that there are still many things to be found out about all of the sciences then? i mean, say the LHC discovers some new exciting particle or force or whatever (lol im not a physicist). is there not a great possibility that this type of discovery would not have a profound impact on the way we understand all of the other sciences? moral: there is always something to be discovered. the day that man believes he has found everything that can be found will be a sad day indeed. scientific inquiry is the cause of most of the evil AND the good in the world. whether it is a good thing or bad thing, scientific inquiry will live forever, unchecked.
  3. Reading Lloyd Douglas' "Disputed Passage". Anyone else read this? Douglas has some very interesting ideas about science. Any thoughts? For those who haven't read it, the author proposes that the best scientists are the ones that can practice an extreme level of self-discipline. Self sacrafice, in the sense of completely giving oneself to the advancement of science for science's sake, is a necessary part. Personal life, family, recreation, excess, etc. must all be excluded. Complete devotion and the giving over of one's life in the name of science is necessary to be th best. Any opinions??
  4. a philosophy teacher proposed to the class that the effects of gravity are actually stemmed from the work of "gravity faeries". these entities are small, invisible, and are everywhere around us. they are responsible for everything that we have attributed to gravity. for example, when the apple fell from the tree, it was not because of a force, but because a bunch of g-faeries got a hold of the apple and flew it down to Newton's cranium. Please take this as a warning against metaphysics LOL
  5. we need to know the isomerization enthalpy for cis/trans butadiene for a p chem lab report. can anyone tell us where we can possibly find this?? help is appreciated. thanks
  6. It has been claimed by many philosophers, theologians, and scientists that it is illogical to clain that anything infinite can be contained in something finite. For example, the human mind, something finite and imperfect, could never fully understand or comprehend or "become" God because God is infinite. Just like 5 L of water can't be contained in a 4L container, something of infinite volume cannot be contained in any finite container. However, think about the number line. Between the 2 fixed points 0 and 1, there are an infinite number of points. This infinite amount of points is contained in a very finite space. If every point between 0 and 1 was a step, and you tried to walk from 0 to 1, you could never get there, regardless of the fact that the end does exist. So, why can't this same idea be applied to the universe. Even if we consider that the universe is infinite in volume and matter, why can't we also think that it may be containable? The part that really gets me is if the universe is contained in something larger than itself, what could it possibly be contained in. If we say that the universe is finite, then it follows that it must be contained in something larger than itself, but if we assume that it is infinite, then is it possible that it may be contained in something much smaller than itself, like the infinite amount of points be contained between 0 and 1? I'm confusing myself, I better stop. But does anyone have any thoughts?
  7. lol like i said i was missing something obvious. im an idiot, been studying since 10am. thanks a lot, sir
  8. i have the vapor pressure of the pure liquid, not the partial pressure in the system...i think Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedi would need the mole fraction to find the partial pressure using Raoult's law
  9. Hey this question has me stumped and I could really use some help: What is the activity of liquid water in a multicomponent system in which the vapor pressure of water is 748.2 mmHg at 100.0 degrees Celsius? That is all the information given. I think I am probably missing something obvious here, but every equation I have to find activity requires some other info, ie mole fraction or partial pressure. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, RB
  10. Brrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The zombies are coming!!! Are you ready??
  11. i know i am new on this site, but i think it is safe to assume that a good amount of the people who subscribe to this forum are students looking for help. if i had to take a wild guess, i would say that most of them would say that the point of orgo is to make the sophomore year of a science major miserable. i, being the weirdo that enjoys orgo, think it serves other purposes, though. If i survive orgo, i think i can survive anything.
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