Undergrad Chemistry books

Hey homosexuals, I’m looking to get a bit into chemistry as a recreational activity. Recommend some good resources for getting started - books, courses, YouTube vids, whatever.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    start from the beginning. boil your piss.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Then Bleach and Drano. Start with the classics.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Great way to make phosphorous. It glows in teh dark, just rememebr it has a bad habit of spontaneous combustion.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    that's a stupid hobby to have. you literally need a lab and professors to teach you to synthesize compounds to get a decent grasp of it. then you might just study it.

    t. chemistry student, soon to start methylphenidate production and get rich

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      on a scale of 1 to 10 how legal are your activities?
      (1 is extremely illegal while 10 is legal)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        methylphenidate is just ritalin, if he's working in pharmaceuticals and sells it through legitimate prescriptions then its 100% legal. it becomes less legal if he sells it through improper channels and even more illegal if he produces it without a licenses or whatever pharmaceutical companies need. it reaches peak illegality if he gets his ingredients through illegitimate means and uses organized crime to protect and grow his business. that would be an 11/10 on your scale.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      he's right

      https://i.imgur.com/hFV9EBr.jpg

      Hey homosexuals, I’m looking to get a bit into chemistry as a recreational activity. Recommend some good resources for getting started - books, courses, YouTube vids, whatever.

      you will get bored with chemistry without being able to do real chemistry work. All textbooks are boring, it's in their nature, they're introductions aimed at equipping you with baseline skills to start solving problems in the field (those are good textbooks, bad ones are useless). They're not to be read for fun, because they're not fun, any layman who studies a textbook is lying to himself, because he thinks he will be le quantum physicist. Only way to learn a discipline is to work in it and solve problems, be it experimental or theoretical and chemistry being an expensive experimental science forces you to have access to a lab. Do to chemistry you need to read, and learn whatever you need to solve the problem at hand, if there is no problem the study is useless, boring, aimless.
      For those reasons the best, and only way to learn bits of chemistry as a non-chemist (and a chemist) is to read whatever interests you and skip whatever is boring, effectively focusing only on what is relevant to whichever problem you unconsciously had deemed interesting. Pick whatever basic/general chemistry textbook, and don't be reluctant on ditching it for a different one or skipping most of the book.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        soulless bugman

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are probably books out there for that exact purpose which teach chemistry in a non boring way like schoolbooks do. Just my two cents.
        I just started reading wikipeadia and such sites

        And dont listen to morons like that there were many great scientists who were self taught.....

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think there aren't. Even working in chemistry looks like a slog. Even those processes that should be interesting, like synthesizing a molecule that isn't readily available don't look exciting at all. I think that most of NileRed's success is coming up with something that isn't like that. I don't know that much about chemistry, but it seems to me that in the core there is a lack of deeper understanding, It's rather like a large set of things that are known to do certain things, and nothing that connects it into one topic, and getting better at chemistry involves littpe more than memorizing more reactions that are known to occur. But, as I wrote, I don't know that much about chemistry.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Last time I had methylphenidate derivate, it was 20eur a gram, can you push price even lower?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day bootlicker
      you can do everything up to middling undergrad level with substances that are completely legal to buy, with equipment you can buy on ebay

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    can any of you chemgays help me? does lugols iodine and potassium iodide have any effect or cancel out n-aetyl l-cysteine? I added a few drops of iodine into a beaker of n-aetyl l-cysteine and the iodine turned clear and I have no idea why

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/pihkal/pihkal.shtml
    https://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/tihkal/tihkal.shtml

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frick off moron not spoonfeeding you

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The wiki has alright recs

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how do I synthesize ephedrine for uhhhhh treating weight loss and low blood pressure? and hypothetically if I wanted to reduce it, which would be better, the ammonia and lithium method, or the iodine and phosphorous method? purely hypothetical in minecraft of course

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wikipedia is unironically a great source, plenty of pages about chemicals have information about their synthesis and the sources linked should give you a greater overview.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Politically-motived Wikipedia editors mostly change pages relating to pop-science, history, humanities, and politics. The actual technical stuff on chemistry pages should be untouched, and political ideologues don't tend to be educated enough to subvert those pages.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anon, the government can tell you're making drugs
    you think you're the first person who wanted to "dabble in chemistry"?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LibreTexts has a chemistry textbook and some on biology and medicine which are useful for getting into chemistry as well.

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