Monday, April 18, 2016

This week's C&EN

From this week's issue of Chemical and Engineering News:


  1. I expect the only branch of chemistry to resist shortening in the long run will be analytical. Gen Chem and P-chem have already lost. It's only a matter of time for organic. I can say that I observed it going from Organic to Orgo or O-chem while I was a grad student.

  2. Orgo does sound like a monster, as in "Orgo killed Godzilla's dream of becoming a physician." When will analytical chemistry become anal-chem?

  3. @qvxb...

    Analytical chemistry already went through that unfortunate abbreviation. I remember going to poster sessions several years ago seeing the posting for that particular section.