Like why not some other metal or some other element? Why not another similar alkaline earth metal?
"Triethylenetetramine" is a word to pronounce even in Spanish, and I don't think this will appear in any dictionary. There's probably no IPA transcription of it anywhere, and it all gets more complicated in my case, because my target accent is the californian accent, so I don't want to find brits or even new yorkers pronouncing this word, it won't help me much.
I guess the best option I have left is to check out some american chemistry that has a fairly neutral american accent, and find how they name similar compounds, browsing through their youtube channels, and then derive some rules from there.
But it sucks, because IPA has helped me many times!
First I'll quote the relevant section of text that describes the chemical and its effect, then I'll look at how we translate its name into a real chemical compound that actually exists.
From Imperial Armour Volume Six: The Siege of Vraks - Part Two (2008), pages 35-36 & 40:
> ##Last Stand of the 19th##
> The planned new supplies and reinforcements could do nothing to assist the plight of the 19th siege regiment though. It was cut off, surrounded by the enemy with its back to the unbridgeable Demus trench. It had been a necessary sacrifice to save the other regiments of 1st line korps, but that was little consolation for the Krieg guardsmen now trapped and facing certain death.
> The instrument of that destruction would be the warbands of the Plague Father - the dreaded Lords of Decay and the Apostles of Contagion. The blighted followers of the Chaos god Nurgle had also come to Vraks and it was a battlefield to their liking. Already devastated by the ceaseless artillery duel, where the dead lay unburied and the ground had become infectious with disease from the decaying corpses of the slain, it would be a fertile ground for Nurgle's followers and his favoured weapons. With the 19th siege regiment trapped, they would become the subjects of the Lord of Decay's special attention and pleasure.
> Since the beginning of the war, the Imperium's commanders had suspected that Cardinal Xaphan's forces were in possession of proscribed weaponry. Vraks had once been used as a safe storage dump for chemical weapons that had been forbidden thousands of years ago. It seemed these must have fallen into the Cardinal's hands when the revolt overthrew the Emperor's rule. It was one of the reasons Krieg regiments had been chosen to conduct the siege. They were troops hardened enough to face such weapons of mass destruction without breaking. Chief amongst the chemical weapon stores was the toxin Trimethyline-Phthaloxyic-Tertius, known as TP-III.
> TP-III was a horrible combination of highly acidic and corrosive heavy gases. Greenish in colour, it was lethal if breathed in, killing in less than 30 seconds due to massive damage to the respiratory system. Concentrations of TP-III caused acidic burning and rapid corrosion, melting skin from bone in minutes. In strong concentrations it could corrode through metal and armour. The chemical's acidic gases were highly volatile and difficult to control on a battlefield, but it could be devastatingly effective in... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone have a way of assessing naming when Alexa or google has all the answers? I am thinking of having them offer an explanation of the rules they used to get the answer but other than that I’m not sure how to do it with most of my students online. Any advice is welcomed.
Indeed on the surface there were no harmful effects but I couldn't hold back my horror as the patient peeled it's skin back revealing only bones as the flesh has melted away
The word is 189,819 letters long. It’s actually the name of a giant protein called Titin. It takes 3.5 hours to say and takes up 21 to 42 pages of paper for you to type up the whole thing (depending on the typeface and font size). The second-longest word is the chemical name for the protein E. coli TrpA (P0A877). That word is dwarfed by Titin's chemical name as it only has 1,909 letters compared to Titin's chemical name having 189,819.
I'm doing some science homework and im wondering how you can tell if something is a chemical compound or something else. thank you for reading this ! :)
My consumption of LSD has led me onto the very path towards spirituality/self-development/enlightenment. So how can it be a bad/detrimental thing?
I'm so annoyed by people without experience with psychedelics who think they have the authority to talk about psychedelics and put psychedelics into the same category as other drugs like amphetamines, opiates, benzos, weed, alcohol etc.