Sabbatical: basic chemical compounds

After 8 years and over 350 posts, it’s a pity that my posts collect virtual dust at WordPress’s server. So this year I’m bringing back some of the best stuff, which doesn’t disagree with publishing new material. You may have noticed that I care about science and languages. I mean, it's in the title of … Continue reading Sabbatical: basic chemical compounds

All that glitters is not butane. Linear alkenes and alkynes

In fact, if it glitters it is surely not butane. Anyway, I meant there's more than alkanes in organic chemistry. For example, do you know what butene and butyne are? If an alkane is a saturated hydrocarbon, an alkene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon (some carbon atoms are bonded to fewer than four other atoms). The … Continue reading All that glitters is not butane. Linear alkenes and alkynes