Matthew Elrod

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Professor of chemistry.

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Quotes

"The Square root of 1 is 1. One's a great number, as far as these things go."

"Looks just like liquid something."

about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle: "If this makes you uncomfortable, you're in the good company of Albert Einstein."

an analogy about the ionization energies of elements: "Lithium basically has three children. It watches the two children closely, and lets the other go and play in the neighbor's yard."

during electron configuration: "So we're Aufbau-ing away. Not too hard, right?"

"Something with a low ionization energy is a great metal. Something with a high ionization energy would be a crappy metal."

"The nucleus is just sitting there, watching all of it."

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