Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Day 014: Infrared Spectroscopy

Today was an awfully long day.

We did a "dry" (read: no chemicals) lab today and it was the longest lab ever. It was annoying and slow and, in typical "Enforcer" fashion, had nothing to do with what we've been learning.

If I could convey the sheer and utter absurdity of figuring out stuff you've never actually read about ... it's pretty freaking bad. That and figuring out Lewis structures for isomers (I don't even know what that means) you've never heard of and couldn't even pretend to draw ... well, again, completely useless.


The Lewis structure for ethanol

I wish we could do things in order so they coalesced instead of divided.

Dear Summer Session Professors,

Please communicate with each other so that know what the hell we're doing and we can actually, gosh, learn. I know. It's a completely crazy idea. Who would have thunk right?

Thanks.

Love,
Jessica

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Hi Jess,


Check this out about "isomers". A picture worths a thousand words.

http://www.usm.maine.edu/~newton/Chy251_253/Lectures/Geometric%20Isomers/GeometricIsomers.html


Hang in there, girl, and be "humble" when facing science. Humble in a sense that treat youself like an empty bottle so that water(knowledge) can come in.

Love,
Dad