I decided to make a quick post while grading General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry exams. It is times like this that I really regret not giving multiple choice exams.
The Gen Chem exam is on acid-bases, Ka and solubility product.
Organic is on electrophilic aromatic substitution and intro to reactions with carbonyl carbons. Good stuff.
Anyways, the real purpose of this post....
I'm reading an article titled Hop Aroma in American Beer. J. Agric. Food Chem. 1980, 28, 774-777 (pdf of first page).
OK, well, I'm not actually reading it, but I will. I couldn't get past the first line in the experimental section:
Eight liters of each beer was vacuum distilled (0.02 torr) at 20°C into a trap cooled in liquid nitrogen.
Eight liters of beer?!?!?!?! nay, of EACH beer.
This is why I can't do research of this type. I would have a very hard time dumping 8 liters of beer into anything other than my mouth (not in one sitting of course).
Maybe bad beer, but the analysis of bad beer would be pointless.
OK... back to the correcting.