Author Topic: Chem Trivia?  (Read 705 times)

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scarmani

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Chem Trivia?
« on: April 15, 2002, 06:15:00 AM »
Well this is the general chemistry forum so I hazard that it's safe to ask an irrelevant question out of pure curious whim.

What the longest string of only capital letters (no lowercase, no subscripts) that corresponds to a valid, known, stable compound's formula?

(The longest I've seen is KSCN.  Any longer than that and it would look more like an acronym than a formula!)

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MescalToad

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Hmm....
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2002, 06:00:00 AM »
HCOOH. (could be written as H2CO2 but oh well  :P )

PrimoPyro

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Indeed
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2002, 10:49:00 PM »
How about CHDTCHO, or rather C(HDT)CHO, which is of course acetaldehyde, with two of the protons on the methyl group replaced, one with a deuteron, and the other with a triton.

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