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What Is The Chemical Formula For Banana?

What Is The Chemical Formula For Banana?

Posted On Aug 26th 2016

A. BaNa2

Explanation

While BaNa2 looks like "banana", this joke refers to a chemical compound: one barium (Ba) atom and two sodium (Na) atoms.

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Do These Protons Make My Mass Look Big?

What Did The Cow Say To Molybdenum and Oxygen?

Posted On Aug 23rd 2016

A. MoO

Explanation

The atomic symbol for Molybdenum is Mo while the atomic symbol for Oxygen is O which gives you MoO.

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Yo Mamma So Ugly

Yo’ Mamma So Ugly

Posted On Aug 22nd 2016

Not even Fluorine would bond with her

Explanation

Flouride is a highly reactive substance that bonds with nearly any other element.

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If I Am Lost In Translation

If I Am Lost In Translation

Posted On Aug 18th 2016

just blame my RNA

Explanation

RNA, ribonucleic acid, is an aspect of organic tissue that acts as a messenger/transcriber to translate DNA code to proteins. (The picture refers to organic chemistry).

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The Lab Smells Like Rotten Eggs You Say?

The Lab Smells Like Rotten Eggs You Say?

Posted On Aug 16th 2016

Sorry to hear about your sulfuring

Explanation

Sulfur is an element on the periodic table and an abundant substance in the universe. When combined with hydrogen to make hydrogen sulfide, it usually has a rotten egg smell. If the lab smells like rotten eggs, it could be because someone was utilizing sulfur (“sulfering”), which could add to one’s “suffering”.

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What Do You Get When You Cut An Avocado Into 6X10^23 Pieces?

What Do You Get When You Cut An Avocado Into 6X10^23 Pieces?

Posted On Aug 10th 2016

A. Guacamole

Explanation

When avocado is pureed, or cut finely, it becomes guacamole, or “guac”. “Guac”-a-mole is a chemistry joke, because a mole is a unit of measurement in chemistry, denoting the amount of a substance that has the same amount of particles as 12 grams of carbon-12. Further, a mole of carbon atoms signifies 6.02 x 1023 carbon atoms, which is aptly named Avogrado’s (avocado?) Number.

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The Reality Of Organic Chemistry

The Reality Of Organic Chemistry

Posted On Aug 8th 2016

In class: Homework: On Exam:

Explanation

Organic chemistry is the study of carbon-based compounds’ structures, reactions, and other properties. This type of inquiry is complex due to the nature of organic materials, and it typically takes decades of practice to fully understand the nature of organic chemistry. In trying to assess a compound, one might find multiple responses or reactions—an ever-changing process that makes learning organic chemistry extremely difficult.

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What Did The Angry Electron Say When It Was Repelled?

What Did The Angry Electron Say When It Was Repelled?

Posted On Aug 3rd 2016

Let me atom!

Explanation

An atom will repel an electron if it has more or an equal number of electrons (electrons repel electrons, like protons repel protons). When the electron is upset about being rejected, it says “let me atom” or let me at him!

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I Think I Left The Bromine And Boron In The Cabinet

I Think I Left The Bromine And Boron In The Cabinet

Posted On Aug 2nd 2016

BrB

Explanation

The periodic symbol for bromine is Br and the symbol for boron is B. In texting/typing, BrB means “be right back”.

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Things I Learned In Organic Chemistry

Things I Learned In Organic Chemistry

Posted On Jul 29th 2016

Interesting reactions Nomenclature Deadly compounds How to draw hexagons

Explanation

Organic chemistry focuses more on the structural components of elements and their bonds with other elements. Organic chemists and students spend much of their time drawing these structures.

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What Did The Thermometer Say To The Graduated Cylinder?

What Did The Thermometer Say To The Graduated Cylinder?

Posted On Jul 26th 2016

A. At least I have a degree

Explanation

A thermometer is a tool for measuring temperature. Temperature is denoted by degrees, such as 75 degrees Fahrenheit. In this case, the thermometer’s having a “degree” refers to an academic accomplishment, compared to that of the “graduated” cylinder (another tool for measuring).

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Helium Walks Into A Bar

Helium Walks Into A Bar

Posted On Jul 25th 2016

Bartender says, “We don’t serve noble gases here.” He does not react.

Explanation

Helium (He) is a noble gas, which has very little chemical reactivity.

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2 Hydrogen Buffalo Plus 1 Oxygen Buffalo

2 Hydrogen Buffalo Plus 1 Oxygen Buffalo

Posted On Jul 21st 2016

equals 1 water buffalo.

Explanation

When 2 hydrogen atoms bond with 1 oxygen atom, they make water. A water buffalo is an actual animal.

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Sugar Cubed

Sugar Cubed

Posted On Jul 19th 2016

C12 H22 O11 (C12 H22 O11)3

Explanation

In mathematics, when something is cubed, it is multiplied by itself 3 times and is denoted as x3. In this case, the compound creates a sugar cube, as in the geometric shape and popular food.

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what do you call a clown who is in jail

What Do You Call A Clown Who Is In Jail?

Posted On Jul 14th 2016

A silicon

Explanation

Silicon is an element on the periodic table. A “silly con” is a clown who is stuck in jail.

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a proton and a neutron are walking down the street

A Proton And A Neutron Are Walking Down The Street

Posted On Jul 13th 2016

A proton and a neutron are walking down the street. The proton says, “Wait, I dropped an electron help me look for it.” The neutron says “Are you sure?” The proton replies “I’m positive.”

Explanation

When a neutron (a neutral charged particle) loses an electron (a negatively charged particle), it becomes positive, or in this case, confident.

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what do chemists call a benzene ring with iron atoms replacing the carbon atoms

What Do Chemists Call A Benzene Ring With Iron Atoms Replacing The Carbon Atoms?

Posted On Jul 11th 2016

A. A ferrous wheel

Explanation

Ferrous is a term that describes the presence of iron. A benzene ring is a hexagonal ring structure that consists of six carbon atoms bonded with hydrogen. A Ferrous wheel is a large “ring” at a carnival. If it were possible for iron to substitute carbon in a benzene ring, it would be a ferrous wheel.

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what element is a girls future best friend

What Element Is A Girl’s Future Best Friend?

Posted On Jul 7th 2016

Carbon

Explanation

Diamonds are made out of carbon, and diamonds are said to be a girl’s best friend.

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the periodic table of comedy

The Periodic Table Of Comedy

Posted On Jul 6th 2016

Explanation

Fe is the periodic symbol for iron. In this case, iron is making a joke about being hard or physically solid. The audience consists of a number of noble gases, which are not solid and may not understand the concept.

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my wife is like nitrogen and silver

My Wife Is Like Nitrogen And Silver

Posted On Jul 5th 2016

NAg NAg NAg

Explanation

Popular culture seems to describe wives as people who nag or complain. N is the periodic symbol for nitrogen and Ag is the symbol for silver: NAg.

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Wanna Hear A Joke About Element 116?

Wanna Hear A Joke About Element 116?

Posted On Jul 1st 2016

UUH..

Explanation

On the periodic table, the element with the atomic number 116 is ununhexium, which is denoted by Uuh.

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what did one ion say to the other

What Did One Ion Say To The Other?

Posted On Jun 30th 2016

I’ve got my ion you

Explanation

In chemistry, an ion is an atom or a molecule which does not have an equal number of electrons and protons. In this joke, one ion says to the other, “I’ve got my ion (eye on) you”.

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how they really made the periodic table

How They REALLY Made The Periodic Table

Posted On Jun 28th 2016

Explanation

The graphic looks like the game Tetris.

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How About The Chemical Workers?

How About The Chemical Workers?

Posted On Jun 23rd 2016

Are they unionized?

Explanation

In chemistry, a substance that has not formed ions is considered to be unionized (UN-ionized). In terms of labor, workers can unionize to form a labor union.

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Carbon Dating

Carbon Dating

Posted On Jun 22nd 2016

Explanation

Carbon dating, or C-14 dating/radiocarbon dating, is a method used by scientists to determine the age of organic material (once living). In this picture, the two carbon elements are going on a date, presumed by the flowers and hand holding.

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What Do You Call An Acid With An Attitude?

What Do You Call An Acid With An Attitude?

Posted On Jun 21st 2016

A. A-mean-oh-acid.

Explanation

Amino acids are organic compounds that form proteins—literally the building blocks of any living organism. An “a-mean-oh” acid is a mean acid with an attitude.

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Oxygen Wanted To Be Knighted

Oxygen Wanted To Be Knighted

Posted On Jun 20th 2016

But he wasn’t noble

Explanation

The noble gases—helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon, (and ununoctium)—are a series of elements that do not react with other elements. Oxygen is not one of them, because it bonds with many other substances (i.e. everything needs oxygen to burn). Because it isn’t noble, or of aristocracy, it cannot be knighted.

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Look, Mom! Carbon Tetrafluride!

Look, Mom! Carbon Tetrafluoride!

Posted On Jun 16th 2016

Explanation

The periodic symbol for carbon is C and fluorine is F. Tetrafluoride is a chemical compound comprised of 4 fluorine elements. Therefore, the report card with 1 C and 4 F’s is carbon tetrafluoride.

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what do you call iron blowing in the wind

What Do You Call Iron Blowing In The Wind?

Posted On Jun 13th 2016

Febreeze

Explanation

Febreeze is a popular deodorizing product. In chemistry, Fe is the periodic symbol for iron and breeze would refer to the wind: Fe-breeze.

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Casual-dehyde

Casual-dehyde

Posted On Jun 10th 2016

Explanation

Formaldehyde is an organic compound (CH2O), also known as methanal. In this joke, “formal”dehyde is in its classic form, while “casual”dehyde is in a pair of casual summer shorts and a Hawaiian shirt.

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A Covalent Bond Yells At An Ionic Bond

A Covalent Bond Yells At An Ionic Bond

Posted On Jun 8th 2016

Didn’t anybody ever teach you to share?

Explanation

Regarding covalent bonds, atoms share electrons (and electronegativity), not repelling or attracting more than the other. In ionic bonds, one atom will repel or attract electrons more than the other, which leads to a transfer of electrons and an imbalanced electronegativity.

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oh my gosh i've lost a neutron

Oh My Gosh, I’ve Lost A Neutron

Posted On Jun 7th 2016

Explanation

Neutrons have no charge, therefore, they are “free of charge”.

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what did the mass spectrometer say to the gas chromatograph

What Did The Mass Spectrometer Say To The Gas Chromatograph?

Posted On Jun 3rd 2016

Breaking up is hard to do.

Explanation

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry is a technique used to analyze gases, which is done by separating them.

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What Did The Element Say To The Police?

What Did The Element Say To The Police?

Posted On Jun 1st 2016

A. I CU copper

Explanation

The periodic symbol for copper is Cu. A slang term for cop (police officer) is copper; therefore, “I see you, copper”.

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do you have 11 protons

Do You Have 11 Protons?

Posted On May 31st 2016

Cause your sodium fine

Explanation

Sodium has 11 protons in its nucleus.

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you made lithium react with argon

You Made Lithium React With Argon?

Posted On May 26th 2016

LiAr!

Explanation

The periodic symbol for lithium is Li and argon is Ar: LiAr.

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heavy metals

Heavy Metals

Posted On May 24th 2016

Explanation

In chemistry, heavy metals are elements with high densities and toxic properties. Common heavy metals are iron (Fe), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and molybdenum (Mo). Heavy metal is also a genre of music.

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Ever Hear Of Nobelium?

Ever Hear Of Nobelium?

Posted On May 19th 2016

Explanation

The periodic symbol for nobelium is No.

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Mercedes Benzene

Mercedes Benzene

Posted On May 17th 2016

Explanation

Benzene is an organic chemical compound with six carbon atoms, which creates a ring (hexagon). In this picture, the Mercedes Benz (the car) symbol is attached to the chemical compound.

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Love Is In The Air?

Love Is In The Air?

Posted On May 12th 2016

Wrong. Nitrogon, Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide are in the air.

Explanation

Love is in the air is a common phrase used to describe an atmosphere of affection. In literal terms, air consists of many chemical substances: nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide among the most common.

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noble gases

Noble Gases

Posted On May 9th 2016

Explanation

Noble gases are called such, because they rarely bond with other elements. In a more common use of the term, to be noble means to be of a certain class, which most likely does not mingle with other classes.

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remember to enjoy the little things in life

Remember To Enjoy The Little Things In Life

Posted On May 2nd 2016

like protons

Explanation

Protons are subatomic particles, which are among the smallest building blocks of matter. Additionally, protons are positively charged particles.

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h2o is water and h2o2 is hydrogen peroxide what is h2o4

H2O Is Water And H2O2 Is Hydrogen Peroxide. What Is H2O4?

Posted On Apr 28th 2016

Drinking

Explanation

In this instance, “what is H2O for”? Water is “for” drinking.

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If The Formula For Water Is H2O

If The Formula For Water Is H2O

Posted On Apr 26th 2016

Is the formula for an ice cube H2O squared?

Explanation

A cube is a 3-dimensional square. “Squared” is also a mathematical operation that multiplies a number (or in this case a formula) by itself.

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Yeah, High School Was Pretty Tough

Yeah, High School Was Pretty Tough

Posted On Apr 22nd 2016

When you’re called a neutron dates are hard to find and the nicknames were just cruel. Sub-Atomic Conversation

Explanation

Neutrons are subatomic particles that have no electrical charge (in the case of dating, gender neutral). Neutrons are also very dense.

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Why Do Chemists Enjoy Working With Ammonia?

Why Do Chemists Enjoy Working With Ammonia?

Posted On Apr 18th 2016

A. Because it’s pretty basic stuff.

Explanation

Ammonia is a base.

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What Is The Name Of 007's Eskimo Cousin?

What Is The Name Of 007’s Eskimo Cousin?

Posted On Apr 13th 2016

A. Polar Bond

Explanation

When electrons or valence electrons are shared between two atoms, they create a bond, either ionic or covalent. When there is an unequal sharing of electrons (the electrons are closer to one atom than the other), that phenomenon is bond polarity. A covalent bond is either polar or non-polar. 007 refers to James Bond, in pop-culture, so his Eskimo cousin is Polar Bond.

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Johnny Was A Chemist's Son

Johnny Was A Chemist’s Son

Posted On Apr 8th 2016

but Johnny is no more. What Johnny thought was H2O was H2SO4

Explanation

H20 is water, but H2SO4 is sulfuric acid, which is a highly corrosive mineral acid that will cause death if ingested.

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Dude, You Should Definitely Come To This Pool Party

Dude, You Should Definitely Come To This Pool Party

Posted On Apr 1st 2016

There are 2 Hydrogens for every Oxygen out there!

Explanation

The characters are O, which stands for oxygen, to which hydrogen attracts to make water. A water molecule is made up of 1 oxygen and 2 hydrogens, so the conversation is about their having an opportunity to meet many viable partners at the pool party.

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Bad Romance

Bad Romance

Posted On Mar 30th 2016

Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

Explanation

The pronunciations of these elements are lyrics to the Lady Gaga song, “Bad Romance”.

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Silver Walks Up To Gold In A Bar And Says

Silver Walks Up To Gold In A Bar And Says

Posted On Mar 25th 2016

“Au, Get outta here!”

Explanation

The periodic symbol for gold is Au (in this case pronounced as if Silver were saying, “Hey, you!”)

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What Happened To The Man Who Was Stopped For Having Sodium Chloride And A Nine-Volt In His Car?

What Happened To The Man Who Was Stopped For Having Sodium Chloride And A Nine-Volt In His Car?

Posted On Mar 23rd 2016

A. He was booked for a salt and a battery.

Explanation

Sodium chloride is more commonly known as salt, and a nine-volt refers to a type of battery. Instead of being booked for assault and battery, the man was booked for “a salt and battery”.

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au-fish

Au-Fish

Posted On Mar 21st 2016

Explanation

Au is the periodic symbol for gold, so an Au-Fish is otherwise known as a goldfish.

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i'm sorry we just can't be together

I’m Sorry…We Just Can’t Be Together

Posted On Mar 17th 2016

Is it because I’m fat!?!

Explanation

C4O2H7 is a fatty acid, which does not mix well with water (H2O).

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no thanks i'm already full

No Thanks! I’m Already Full!

Posted On Mar 15th 2016

Explanation

Ne is the periodic symbol for neon. Neon has 10 electrons (e-), which is what the waitress is attempting to serve to neon. Elements can only hold 2 electrons on their first shell and 8 on their second; therefore, neon is full already (2+8=10).

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this is a salt

This Is A Salt

Posted On Mar 14th 2016

Explanation

In this case, Na is “assaulting” Cl. NaCl is sodium chloride, otherwise known as salt.

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A Neutron Walks Into A Bar

A Neutron Walks Into A Bar

Posted On Mar 11th 2016

and asks how much a drink. The bartender replies “For you, no charge”. – Dr. Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

Explanation

A neutron is subatomic particle that has no electric charge, therefore, there is “no charge” for the drink.

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Stupid Electrons

Stupid Electrons

Posted On Mar 10th 2016

I’m sick of your negativity

Explanation

Electrons are the negatively charged subatomic particles of an atom.

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what do you get when you mix sulfur tungsten and silver

What Do You Get When You Mix Sulfur, Tungsten, And Silver?

Posted On Mar 7th 2016

SWAG

Explanation

The periodic symbol for sulfur is S, the symbol for tungsten is W, and the symbol for silver is Ag, thus SWAG.

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ive lost an electron

I’ve Lost An Electron!

Posted On Mar 4th 2016

are you positive?

Explanation

Electrons are the negatively charged subatomic particles of an atom, and when an atom loses an electron, it become more positive by one. It is possible that with the loss of an electron, the neutral atom would have a positive charge.

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if you're not part of the solution

If You’re Not Part Of The Solution

Posted On Mar 1st 2016

you’re part of the precipitate

Explanation

A precipitate is the insoluble aspects of a solution; therefore, it is the part of a solution that does not dissolve and is separate from the solution.

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a sign outside the chemistry hotel reads

A Sign Outside The Chemistry Hotel Reads

Posted On Feb 29th 2016

Great day rates, even better NO3-‘s

Explanation

NO3 is the molecular formula for nitrate. In this case, the Chemistry Hotel has great day rates but even better “night” rates.

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seriously dude i think youre overreacting

Seriously Dude I Think You’re Overreacting

Posted On Feb 25th 2016

Explanation

A chemical reaction occurs when one set of chemical substances transform into another. When a chemical reaction occurs, a change is made, and in this instance, the beaker on the left is observing the intense chemical reaction of the one on the right.

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the universe is made up of

The Universe Is Made Up Of

Posted On Feb 24th 2016

protons, neutrons, electrons and morons

Explanation

Atoms consist of protons, neutrons, and electrons (subatomic particles). The reference to the universe being made of these alludes to atomic matter that exists in the universe, which includes morons, a.k.a. stupid people.

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think like a proton

Think Like A Proton

Posted On Feb 22nd 2016

and stay positive

Explanation

Protons are the positively charged subatomic particles of an atom.

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can i take your drink order

Can I Take Your Drink Order?

Posted On Feb 19th 2016

Explanation

H2O is water. When the second chemist says “…I’ll have some H2O too”, the server interpreted the request as H2O2, which is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide can cause severe internal damage when ingested.

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What Do You Do With A Sick Chemist?

What Do You Do With A Sick Chemist?

Posted On Feb 18th 2016

A. If you can’t helium and you can’t curium, then you might as well barium.

Explanation

Helium, curium, and barium sound like the terms “heal him”, “cure him”, and “bury him”; therefore, if you can’t heal him and you can’t cure him, then you might as well bury him.

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oxygen went out on a date with potassium

Oxygen Went Out On A Date With Potassium

Posted On Feb 17th 2016

I thought oxygen was dating magnesium…omg actually oxygen first asked nitrogen out, but nitrogon was all like “NO” I thought oxygen had that double bond with the hydrogen twins looks like someone’s a HO NaBrO I’m done with all of you

Explanation

The responses are also the elements’ period symbols in the creation of a chemical compound.

  • OK = oxygen (O) + potassium (K)
  • OMG = oxygen (O) + magnesium (Mg)
  • NO = nitrogen (N) + oxygen (O)
  • HO = hydrogen (H) + oxygen (O); double bond = water (H2O)
  • NaBrO = sodium (Na) + bromine (Br) + oxygen (O)

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anyone know any jokes about sodium

Anyone Know Any Jokes About Sodium?

Posted On Feb 16th 2016

Na

Explanation

The period symbol for sodium is Na.

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if iron man and silver surfer teamed up

If Iron Man And Silver Surfer Teamed Up

Posted On Feb 15th 2016

Would they be alloys?

Explanation

An alloy is a metal that is made up of two or more metallic elements, in this case iron and silver. Alloy is also a play on the work ally: an associate with a mutual desire or connection.

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be my covalentine

Be My Covalentine

Posted On Feb 12th 2016

Explanation

Covalent bonding occurs when atoms share electrons.

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did you hear about the chemist reading a book about helium

Did You Hear About The Chemist Reading A Book About Helium?

Posted On Feb 11th 2016

He just couldn’t put it down.

Explanation

Helium is lighter than the elements that make up air. When it fills a balloon, the balloon will float.

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does this make me look fat

Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Posted On Feb 10th 2016

Nah, you look sweet.

Explanation

The compound in the dressing room is a sugar, while the compound in the chair is a fatty acid.

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you complete me

You Complete Me

Posted On Feb 9th 2016

Explanation

NaCl is table salt, so when Cl (chloride) says to Na (sodium) “You complete me,” it is alluding to the creation of salt.

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is silicon the same in spanish

Is Silicon The Same In Spanish?

Posted On Feb 8th 2016

Si

Explanation

The periodic symbol for silicon is Si, which is also the word for “yes” in the Spanish language.

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how a chemist sees the glass

How A Chemist Sees The Glass

Posted On Feb 5th 2016

Optimist The glass is half full Pessimist The glass is half empty Chemist The glass contains 50% H20(l) 39% N2(g) 10.5% O2(g) .44% Ar(g) .06% CO2(g)

Explanation

This joke alludes to the adage regarding pessimists’ seeing a glass of water as half empty, while optimists see the glass of water as half full. The chemist sees the glass and breaks down the chemical solution.

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chemistry jokes are sodium funny

Chemistry Jokes Are Sodium Funny

Posted On Feb 4th 2016

I slapped my neon that one!

Explanation

Instead of saying, “Chemistry jokes are so funny, I slapped my knee on that one,” this joke uses sodium and neon—chemical elements—as puns.

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the names bond hydrogen bond

The Name’s Bond, Hydrogen Bond

Posted On Feb 2nd 2016

Explanation

A hydrogen bond occurs when a hydrogen atom is electro-statically attracted to an atom with an electronegative charge, in this case oxygen. Further, the main character of the 007 James Bond movies regularly introduces himself by saying “The name’s Bond, James Bond”.

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i was going to tell a sodium and hydrogen joke

I Was Going To Tell A Sodium And Hydrogen Joke

Posted On Feb 1st 2016

But NaH

Explanation

The periodic symbol for sodium is Na and hydrogen is H; therefore, NaH.

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thorium

What Element Is Derived From A Norse God?

Posted On Jan 29th 2016

Thorium

Explanation

Thorium is a radioactive actinide metal on the periodic table, with an atomic number 90. Thor is a Norse god.

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why does hamburger yield lower energy than steak

Why Does Hamburger Yield Lower Energy Than Steak?

Posted On Jan 28th 2016

Because it’s in the ground state.

Explanation

When the electron configuration of an atom is in a ground state, it is at its lowest energy level.

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hey baby

Hey Baby

Posted On Jan 27th 2016

I got my ion you

Explanation

An ion is a charged atom or molecule.

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na na na na na batman

Na Na Na Na Na Batman

Posted On Jan 26th 2016

Explanation

Na shows up on the periodic table and represents sodium. By reading this particular table, one will sing the Batman theme song.

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How Often Do I Tell Chemistry Jokes?

How Often Do I Tell Chemistry Jokes?

Posted On Jan 25th 2016

A. Periodically

Explanation

Chemical symbols are organized and arranged on the periodic table of elements.

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i thought you said the chemical composition for water was h to o

I Thought You Said The Chemical Composition For Water Was H To O

Posted On Jan 22nd 2016

Explanation

The chemical composition of water is H2O, not H to O in the alphabet (H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O).

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old chemists never die

Old Chemists Never Die

Posted On Jan 21st 2016

They just stop reacting

Explanation

Chemical reactions occur when molecular or ionic structures change or are rearranged. This type of change is different from a physical change, such as dissolving or state change.

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drop the base

Drop The Base

Posted On Jan 20th 2016

Explanation

In chemistry, bases have many different properties, such as being slippery, tasting bitter, and reacting to acids. Drop the “bass” refers to bass in music and is a common term among hip-hop and rap artists.

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never trust an atom

Never Trust An Atom

Posted On Jan 19th 2016

They make up everything

Explanation

Matter is comprised of atoms, and every object in the universe (liquid, solid, or gas) is matter; therefore, atoms are in everything.

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what do you do with a dead chemist

What Do You Do With A Dead Chemist?

Posted On Jan 18th 2016

A. Barium

Explanation

Barium (“bury him”) is an element on the periodic table. It is a soft alkaline earth metal.

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you want to hear a joke about nitric oxide

You Want To Hear A Joke About Nitric Oxide?

Posted On Jan 15th 2016

A. NO

Explanation

Nitric oxide is a chemical compound comprised of nitrogen (N) and oxygen (O); therefore, it is denoted as NO.

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I Think All The Good Chemistry Jokes

I Think All The Good Chemistry Jokes

Posted On Jan 14th 2016

Argon

Explanation

Argon (“are gone”) is an element on the periodic table. Argon is a noble gas.

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cation

Cation

Posted On Jan 13th 2016

Cation Pronunciation: [kat-ahy-uh n, -on] -noun, Chemistry 1. An ion with a paws-itive charge. 2. The cutest ion ever.

Explanation

An ion (in cat-ion) refers to an atom that has either a net negative or net positive charge due to its imbalance of electrons and protons. The cation has a paws-itive (positive) charge.

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do you have any sodium hypobromite

Do You Have Any Sodium Hypobromite?

Posted On Jan 12th 2016

A. NaBrO

Explanation

The periodic symbol for sodium is Na, while hypobromite is a chemical compound denoted as BrO -. Together, the compound sodium hypobromite is NaBro, or in this case, “No, brother”.

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propane looks like a puppy

Propane Looks Like A Puppy

Posted On Jan 11th 2016

Explanation

The molecular structure actually looks like a puppy.

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neon cat does not bond well with others

Neon Cat Does Not Bond Well With Others

Posted On Jan 8th 2016

Explanation

Neon is a noble gas and noble gases do not form compounds (bonds) with other elements due to their non-reactive nature.

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oh no i spilled water all over my laptop

Oh No I Spilled Water All Over My Laptop

Posted On Jan 7th 2016

Explanation

The picture shows models of water (H2O) on someone’s laptop.

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Tell Me A Potassium Joke

Tell Me A Potassium Joke

Posted On Jan 6th 2016

K

Explanation

The periodic symbol for potassium is K.

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the element of surprise

The Element Of Surprise

Posted On Jan 5th 2016

Right there! Do you see it?! Oh my Gawwd! I can’t believe it!

Explanation

“The element of surprise” is a common idiom in the English language. In this case, a surprised face is present on the periodic table of elements.

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Pusheen The Cat Making Some Chemistry

Pusheen The Cat Making Some Chemistry

Posted On Dec 29th 2015

That cat is not wearing safety goggles, he hasn’t even bothered to clean up that spilled solvent, and he is holding that Erlenmeyer flask way too close to his face. Pusheen the Cat, more like Pusheen the limits of lab safety

Explanation

“Pusheen (pushing) the limits of lab safety”.

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analytical chemists in the wild west

Analytical Chemists In The Wild West

Posted On Dec 28th 2015

Don’t move, or I’ll fill you full of 98% lead, 1% antimony, 0.75% silver, 200 parts per million nickel, trace amounts of cobalt, and other components below their respective detection limits! Wait a minute! Are those values certified?!

Explanation

Bullets are typically made of lead with various other trace metallic substances and alloys. The second cowboy is referring to Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), which are measurement standards used for measurement analytics.

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graduated cylinder

Graduated Cylinder

Posted On Dec 23rd 2015

Figure 1. graduated cylinder Figure 2. dropout cylinder

Explanation

A graduated cylinder is a piece of laboratory equipment that chemists use to measure the volume of a liquid. In this case, the cylinders are either graduated (from school) or drop-outs.

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What Do You Call A Tooth In A Glass Of Water?

What Do You Call A Tooth In A Glass Of Water?

Posted On Dec 22nd 2015

A. A one molar solution

Explanation

Molars are a unit of measurement in chemistry, which refers to the number of moles per liter of a solution (concentration molarity). Another definition for molar is that of a mammalian tooth.

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Did You Know Protons Have Mass?

Did You Know Protons Have Mass?

Posted On Dec 21st 2015

I didn’t even know they were catholic!

Explanation

Mass is a unit of measurement in science. The mass of an object is equal to the number of its atoms. In theology, practicing Catholics attend Mass, which is the term used for their religious service in which the sacrament of Eucharist is present.

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periodic table

Periodic Table

Posted On Dec 18th 2015

I bet that bench is really unstable.

Explanation

The bottom two rows of the periodic table (the bench, in this case) are of the Lanthanide and Actinide series of elements. All of these elements are radioactive. They are also very reactive and unstable due to the fact that all their atomic numbers are over 83.

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What Happens To Nitrogen When The Sun Rises

What Happens To Nitrogen When The Sun Rises

Posted On Dec 17th 2015

It becomes daytrogen I’m going to bed. Good nitrogen Sleep tightrogen Don’t let the bed bugs bitrogen

Explanation

Instead of remaining nitrogen (“night”rogen), it becomes “day”trogen when the sun rises. The rest of the words simply rhyme with the common bedtime saying: “Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.”

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My Teacher Threw Sodium Chloride At Me

My Teacher Threw Sodium Chloride At Me

Posted On Dec 16th 2015

That’s a salt!

Explanation

Sodium chloride (NaCl) is more commonly known as salt. In this case, a teacher committed “a salt” (assault) by throwing it at the student.

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The Official Chemis-Tree

The Official Chemis-Tree

Posted On Dec 15th 2015

Getting festive with the periodic table of elements.

Explanation

The periodic table of elements we arranged to form a Christmas tree with 3 presents of holmium (atomic symbol Ho) placed under the tree.

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Hey Girl, Are You Made Of Copper And Tellurium?

Hey Girl, Are You Made Of Copper And Tellurium?

Posted On Dec 14th 2015

A. Because you are CuTe

Explanation

The periodic symbol for copper is Cu and the symbol for tellurium is Te, hence “cute”.

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