Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Chemistry-themed Valentine's Day cards

Credit: Nick Uhlig
I still think these chemistry-themed Valentine's Day cards from Nick Uhlig are impossibly clever, with a fresh batch for 2017. 

8 comments:

  1. I shudder to think how my wife would react to such a card.

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  2. The sad inner meaning of allene Valentine: "You and me, we hardly interact as there is a lack of emo overlap. I wish we were conjugated instead."

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    1. actually, even when magnetically equivalent, protons still couple. it's just that this cannot be observed by NMR because the spin transitions don't have their energies altered by the J coupling.

      so they only couple "in private".

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  3. The coupling one made me laugh last year, but the person I would give it to wouldn't quite know what to make of it. Such is love.

    https://www.redbubble.com/people/nickuhlig/works/17006126-lets-couple?c=451431-valentines-day-cards-2016&p=greeting-card&ref=work_collections_grid

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  4. The cards cover physical, analytical, and organic chemistry. The pricing accommodates monogamous and promiscuous customers by giving the cost per card and noting there is a 20% discount on orders of 8 or more cards.

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  5. ... though if any vicinal protons enter the picture, we're splitting.

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  6. A Hallmark-worthy sentiment!

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  7. Fun fact: One of my aunts is named Allene (the name is related to Aileen). She tells me she hears a lot of chemistry jokes about her name.

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