November 25, 2020

Ammonia Clock

Ammonia is a chemical of great industrial importance as it is used in making the nitrogen based fertilizers. Its demand is so high that when Haber who developed the synthesis of ammonia by combining nitrogen and hydrogen using catalytic method, he was awarded Nobel prize. Here we will discuss its peculiar structure. Nitrogen is the central atom to which 3 hydrogen atoms are attached. But due to sp2 hybridized bonds it is not flat but trigonal prism. A pair of electrons resides on the nitrogen giving it basicity. The ammonia molecule readily undergoes nitrogen inversion at room temperature like an… Read More »Ammonia Clock

Unfulfilled Desires

She is like an ocean. Sometimes it is calm, at others it is very violent. Its waves can smash the to bits ships riding on it. During tides, it brings invaluable bounties to the shores. Sometimes the waves splash against the shore and empty their anger against the shore. But one thing is there that is constant, the undercurrents, the storms and streams running unnoticed beneath all this in the deep. She has many unfulfilled desires. Her desires from the youth has not been doused. Passion lies latent like the molten Lava inside the folds of earth which when bursts… Read More »Unfulfilled Desires

I am not a Scheherazade!

Yes, I am not a Scheherazade, the famous woman teller of never ending stories of ‘Arabian Nights’ who could keep you on the edge of seat and weave a magical tale from the previous tale. She kept her husband prince¬†Shahryar spellbound with a new story every night but never completed it and kept the end for next night to avoid being killed by her husband. The king, in order to listen the climax did not kill her. She told the tales for thousand and one nights. During this period, the prince fell slowly in love with her and revoked his… Read More »I am not a Scheherazade!