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Just wondering, what term is used in the Commonwealth for a chemist who does not work in a drugstore or has nothing to do with pharmaceutical subjects? knoodelhed 11:11, 4 Apr 2004 (UTC)

A chemist! -- Necrothesp 20:11, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)

article photo[edit]

The photo is great! No safety goggles, no gloves, no lab coat. What do we want to convey here? -- 09:03, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I agree there is plenty of room for improvement. Here are two possibilities:
  1. Synthetic chemist Julie Perkins works to link two molecules, each of which binds to two protein binding sites. The new molecule will bind more strongly and securely to a specific toxin protein than the individual molecules can. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo.
  2. A new fuel cell developed at Argonne, called TuffCell, provides mechanical strength, easy fabrication and increased performance. Argonne chemist Laura Miller prepares the TuffCell sample for testing. Chemist Cecile Rossignol works in the background. Argonne National Laboratory photo.
What is your preference? I'll add them both. --James S. 14:50, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

still bad pictures, why is she pouring solutions out of the fumehood? i vote for a picture of woodward or pauling or someone like that. heres an good one if it can be used —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:30, 31 October 2008 (UTC)


Note: Mbuc91 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) copied Encarta's article on Chemistry [1] and some of the content of that article was merged into this one. I have merged the post-copyvio changes. Quarl (talk) 2006-01-20 05:05Z

Gasp! Thanks! I had no idea. This is why Wikimedia Foundation needs legal indemnification. --James S. 05:24, 20 January 2006 (UTC)


I deleted the names from the photos. The photos were clearly put up for the purpose of promoting the two chemists Julie perkins and Laura miller. Neither have made groundbreaking discoveries in chemistry or were laureates of any scientific prize. Also, it is clear that both pictures were a collaboration of Julie perkins and laura Miller, as Perkins is seen sitting in the background of Luara Millers photo. I deleted the names from the photos, as it serves a purpose of promoting two chemists.

Do chemist use computers[edit]

Seriously, do they use computers for any reason: Working, writing, job resposibilities, knowledge or skills needed? Pece Kocovski 01:48, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Why do you ask here. They do all of that and chemistry too! --Bduke 03:28, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

well to elaborate a bit, all complicated instruments used in chemistry use computers as their output, most useful databases for things like articles, reactions, etc are online, like Bduke said quantum chemistry and physical chemistry rely heavily on computers for calculations. there are others but i can't think of more just now —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:46, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

definition of organic chemistry[edit]

The definition of organic chemistry (and others) is circular. I prefer the one that organic chemistry deals with molecules containing carbon, generally, while inorganic is everything else. Granted there are obvious exceptions, but at least there is a start at what the field is. 22:00, 2 September 2007 (UTC)J Caroon

The Organic chemistry name can be found under that title. A considerable amount of work has been done by several editors on the definition. Your ptrferred definition here is incorrect, as organic chemistry does not deal with either elementary carbon, its allotropes or of its simple compunds, such as its oxides, carbonates, hydrogencarbonates and carbides. Organic compounds are those C-compounds in which the co-valent bond plays the most important part. One group of compounds, which would be more aptly described as allotrope modifications of carbon, because they don't contain other elements are the fullerenes which are dealt with (fabricated by) organic chemists, so they are classed with organic compounds. LouisBB (talk) 03:25, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

agree with first poster, that is a bad definition regardless of whether it is more correct. the description tells people nothing about the field, the caroon's descriptions serves pretty well as a working definition may be refined to something like "molecules with a carbon backbone" or something along those lines. while organic chemistry doesn't deal with the simpler carbon compounds (while they are used often as reagents) it is really just pedantic nit picking to exclude the definition because of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:00, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

== chemist ==

Italic textBold textwat is thier salary range??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:03, 2 September 2008 (UTC) Bold text'Italic text

Bold text:It depends on too many factors: country, type of employer, education, experience, and even gender. --Itub (talk) 09:32, 4 September 2008 (UTC)Bold text

also depend on their spelling abilities —Preceding unsigned comment added by Italic text'Bold text173.34.27.132 (talk) 22:40, 31 October 2008 (UTC) Italic textBold text'

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