The Black Chemistry7:30 AM
I arrived at the title of this post with a simple help from geometry. You see, the Black Death was actually a plague that produced death (plague = death). Chemistry also is plague (plague = chemistry). Therefore, sanctioned by the Substitution Property and the Transitive Property, we create our theorem: If plague = death and plague = chemistry, then chemistry = death.
Thus the title.
There really are good reasons for me to feel put down by chemistry. Reason 1: A 5kg rock at 120 degrees C is placed in 125kg of water at 20 degrees C. If they reach equilibrium at 45 degrees C, what is the specific heat capacity of the rock?
I dunno either.
Reason 2: It takes me an hour and a half to work out one of three On Your Own problems - with the textbook open, working with the explanation right in front of me. What with all the pencil erasings, bathroom breaks, pencil sharpening and Xing out, it's rather a delicately rough procedure.
Reason 3: It makes no sense.
Reason 4: Because it makes no sense, I have to enlist the aid of an online video which uses J/kg*C instead of J/g*C. Thus the specific heat of water was 4,187, not 4.184. And I found that out after I proudly figured the entire problem all by myself. Folks, the units really do affect the answer key.
Reason 5: This is killing me.