Friday, April 22, 2016
I've decided to start making a chemical of the month thing and this months chemical is... LITHIUM FLUORIDE! So what is lithium fluoride? Well lithium fluoride is basically an inorganic compound that is has the second most energy per mass of reactants. Lithium fluoride is generally used in molten salts and other things. LiF, for short, is translucent and odorless, but has an extremely bitter-salty taste. LiF is used for nuclear reactors, radiation detectors and even optics. In nature, LiF is rare because the process of making it is generally rare as well. We make LiF by either from lithium hydroxide and hydrogen fluoride or by dissolving lithium carbonate in hydrogen fluoride. Got any more facts about LiF or want to suggest next months chemical comment below and don't forget to feed the fish.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
So, basically since I could first read, I read all about ancient history and I have always wanted to travel the world. While I have this great dream I really haven't made much progress on it, I haven't even been out of the U.S before so I have a lot to work on. I want to go to places like Greece, Italy, Japan and other countries famous for their ancient history. I want to go to ancient ruins and all kinds of decrepit, old places. I have also always had a respect for foreign cultures, I like to study the other countries work. For a time, I even wanted to be an archaeologist, until I was exposed to the wonderful world of science. I love learning as much as I can about physics and chemistry, ecology and biology. I find my favorite classes to be science and history(naturally) and I can also say that because of my giftedness I have had access to wonderful teachers and technologies. All of this talk of science brings me to my next point, religion. I myself am an agnostic, which for those who don't know is a person who neither believes nor disbelieves in a god or higher being. I like to sum it up as a person who says that there could be a god but states that there currently is no proof of such a being. Now if that day does come than I can say that I will believe in this being. I think that I have always had this kind of viewpoint and I can remember talking with my friends about this belief. Honestly, I find that religion is interesting and I like talk about all kinds of different beliefs and worship methods. I have friends who are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist and all kinds of religion and I like talking with them(calmly) about their and my religious beliefs. I am in Scouting and I am a good one too. Currently, I am a Life scout and a patrol leader, so I would say that I am quite active within my troop. I have the odd ability to be able to look at a language, say Spanish and go over it with a teacher and then not need to study it again, if anyone else is like this then comment down below. And that's about it for me now. Don't forget to feed the fish.