1. Will this reaction ever initiate?
2. Maybe I should wait a bit before I add this next bit of iodine...
3. Will this reaction ever initiate?
4. Maybe I should wa - [dump]
5. [turns back to reaction]
6. Check out that delta-T!
7. Man, I should keep my hood cleaner.
8. I wonder if I should tell my lab -- hey, guys! Didn't see you sneak up on me there.
9. You know, I'm pretty sure that temp is above the boiling point of this solvent.
10. That ice bath I put under there is not doing a damn thing.
11. One of you folks want to get me a fire extinguisher?
12. And there come the hot solvent fumes out of the top of the condenser!
13. If it stays in my hood, it's not a near-miss, right?
14. Well, I guess we solved that initiation problem.
Elapsed time for said thoughts: ~30-45 seconds.