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    Definitely. Certainly not looking forward to those 5 hour practicals next year (hopefully next year!). Much prefer theoretical work/research myself. The pen is mightier than the sword, or indeed the test tube. :top:
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    you do the practical in 1.30h + some time for the planning exercise (OCR physics) and then it's done..if you can be asked to turn up, it's almost impossible to get anything lower than 90% UMS. coursework? nah, you have be actually bothered to do it.
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    (Original post by sarahliz12345)
    Definitely. Certainly not looking forward to those 5 hour practicals next year (hopefully next year!). Much prefer theoretical work/research myself. The pen is mightier than the sword, or indeed the test tube. :top:
    I take it you have an explosive pen :p:
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhh, why do we have to learn about transition metals for a-level chemistry!? Learning all these colours is driving me crazy.

    (The blood red solution you get with SCN- and Fe3+ is pretty cool though)
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    Transition metals are so BORING! Oh wow, an incomplete d-orbital! Memo: no-one cares.
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    Transition metals are so BORING! Oh wow, an incomplete d-orbital! Memo: no-one cares.
    No they're not! Remember those fantasticly fascinating blue and red circles and bars and general wave-like things you saw a few hours ago, with my fantasmical Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction? The red and blue colours are from Fe2+ (ferroin) and Fe3+ (ferriin)...
    *nods knowledgeably, as if he understands what he's talking about...*
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    Okay, they're boring *apart* from the BZ reaction *mutters*
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    Okay, they're boring *apart* from the BZ reaction *mutters*
    Okay then, we're in agreement
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    I can think of one thing more boring than transition metals: the stupid barnacles I spent hours counting on a cold rocky shore for the ecology fieldtrip I've been on for the past three days.

    Apologies to anyone who likes it, but ecology is HELL.
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    (Original post by Loocy)
    I can think of one thing more boring than transition metals: the stupid barnacles I spent hours counting on a cold rocky shore for the ecology fieldtrip I've been on for the past three days.

    Apologies to anyone who likes it, but ecology is HELL.
    Yeah, I thought swimming mayfly nymphs were bad but at least they swam around the tray and you had to catch them with the pipette.
    Barnacles are much, much worse.
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    We had to breed fruit flies for genetics 'experiments'. That was very gross and pointless. Have to agree with Duke Flipside that transition metals aren't too bad - organic synthesis questions in the synoptic paper are truly evil. :mad:
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    (Original post by parsleythelion)
    Barnacles are much, much worse.
    But they have the largest penis/body size ratio of any animal on earth. Now there's something you didn't know! Really wasn't worth spending three days on cold horrid Arran to learn this though.
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    (Original post by Loocy)
    But they have the largest penis/body size ratio of any animal on earth. Now there's something you didn't know! Really wasn't worth spending three days on cold horrid Arran to learn this though.
    Second actually
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    (Original post by rpotter)
    Second actually
    that deserves rep!

    Loocy - barnacle genitalia, I *really* feel for you!
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    (Original post by Loocy)
    But they have the largest penis/body size ratio of any animal on earth. Now there's something you didn't know! Really wasn't worth spending three days on cold horrid Arran to learn this though.
    I always thought that was hedgehogs? (or are they just the most well favoured mammal?)
    This made sense to me, what with all the prickles and all.

    Edit : terrible grammatical error, I'm ashamed of myself
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    :hello:
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    i just noticed i have 32 reputation points (although i dont know what that means) thanks!
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    (Original post by lettherainfalldown)
    :hello:
    hiya, are you new to the fabbo thread?
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    Ahhhghhh, I just went out in my mum's car and I stalled at a set of traffic lights, TWICE. It was so embarrasing.
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    (Original post by Aired)
    Ahhhghhh, I just went out in my mum's car and I stalled at a set of traffic lights, TWICE. It was so embarrasing.
    oh no! was everyone looking at you? I almost crashed my dad's range rover into a caravan when i was going at 5mph... I know the feeling!
 
 
 
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