Rings ‘n Things

“Ah, you’re back!” Onta said. “You were right, the smith had the coal tar pitch ready.” “Perfect,” Onta said, rubbing her hands together. “He said he melted coal for you. That doesn’t seem right.” “Just because he has biceps the size of my waist doesn’t mean he’s stupid.” “How do you melt coal?” “Very carefully!” Joesph laughed. … Continue reading Rings ‘n Things


Calorimeter. And not just any calorimeter. A bomb calorimeter. Think pressure cooker for chemistry. And yes, thank you for asking, I have used one. Do they even have those anymore? It is for measuring the heat of combustion of a compound. Why would any of us need to know this? Well, I don’t know about … Continue reading Calories