Spectrometry can be fun. (This is Sodium)
Published in: on February 14, 2004 at 20:34  Comments (18)  
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  1. Bwajahahahahahahahaha!

  2. Seconded. 😀

  3. Does this confirm me a geek that I thought this was really cool, and immediately wanted to see if you had samples of lots of different elements so I could stare at their differences? 🙂

  4. spectometry or spectroscopy?

  5. spectrometry, I think, is the one that gives the light wave analysis
    we used spectrometers at my old lab…

  6. Oh!
    How did you know that sodium was my favorite element on the Periodic Table? *snugs*
    (I’m not kidding, it really is.)

  7. Ask and ye shall receive. And yes, you’re a geek.

  8. Spectroscopy is the art of producing those spectra; spectrometry is measuring them to determine things like elemental compositions of substances. Both can be fun. 🙂

  9. Re: Oh!
    You are such a geek. 🙂

  10. I concur.

  11. Very cool! Surprisingly, all of this data was something on my list of things to research in relation to stellar death, but I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Thanks! 😀

  12. Na, na na, na na na na, na na na na, hey jude.

  13. Re: Oh!
    Okay, I’ve got to ask. Why is sodium your favorite element? I admit I’ve never even thought of having a favorite element.

  14. my caption submission
    “Sex is fun!”
    (eg: sex is a part of the bigger picture that is love)
    My follow-on question would be, what would Chlorine’s spectrum represent?

  15. Man, I’ve never gotten to play with any sodium 😦
    Closest I’ve ever been is the other day in the elevator where some experimentalist was porting a 1.5-ft^3 box of the stuff.. Tenth of a gram or some other ludicrously small seeming amount.

  16. That seems strange. I’ve seen sodium in several-kilo bricks before. It’s really not that hazardous, so long as you don’t get it wet…

  17. Re: my caption submission
    “Swimming pools are fun!”

  18. *glance* *double take* Oh! Sodium…
    (Yes, I did read “sodomy” the first time around.)

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