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Cutest Molecule Ever

The (official) name for this molecule, 3,4,4,5-tetramethylcyclohexa-2,5-dienone, belies the charming appearance of its chemical structure.

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Fun Chemistry Words: A Rare Sighting

In organic chemistry, we don’t get a lot of fun names.  Biology has names like Sonic hedgehog; we have names that you can’t say without spitting, like naphthalene and phthalic acid.

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