hop aboard the mole train*

for those of you that don’t know, i’m a chemical engineer. don’t ask me why, it just kind of happened.

anyway, i work as an environmental consultant, and i’ve usually only had to do wussy chemical engineering stuff, like sizing a pump or figuring out head loss**.

but today i was asked to do some HARD CORE chemical engineering and you’d think, from my silent internal fuming, that my boss asked me to perform brain surgery with a rubberband and plastic knife.

maybe i’m not in the right career path when i get pissy about being expected to do the thing i was hired for.

* if you understand this title than you are either a big dork like me, or you also had mr. nelson for 12th grade chemistry.

**which i still had a hard time with intially, until i found a cool little website calculator that does it for me. hooray for technology!

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3 responses to “hop aboard the mole train*

  • ramblin' girl

    Hi, fellow big dork here… even know how to size a pump and calculate head loss… but I couldn’t do chemE to save my life! guess that makes you the bigger dork?! ;-)No Mr. Nelson in my HS, but my chemistry teacher actually did the translational, rotational, vibrational molecule dance around our classroom… I wonder if I can illustrate that somehow…

  • Aarwenn

    Get SheWalks to illustrate it. I would pay money, really, to see that happen!I can size a pump, but I don’t know what head loss is (without dirty interpretations) and I DEFINITELY know what a mole is! kt, I’m sure you had it handled, but next time, ask me! I love trying to help!

  • Ms. Pan

    Yeah. I was an English major. Most of that post made me break out into hives, thinking about high school chemistry! 🙂

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