Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Question: Do you want to know more basic chemistry?

What do you think about having a post in which a basic concept in chemistry is explained every week? We could go over basic concepts in chemistry or I could answer questions or whatever you want. I'm thinking about things I've already covered like anionic, cationic, and non-ionic, solubility, miscibility, emulsification, and so on, but including things like redox reactions, acid-base reactiosn, and the like.

I realize I'm a science geek and I find these things interesting, but it is possible that you don't. Hence the question! Be honest! 

13 comments:

Lavarie - der Seifenblog said...

That would be awesome! I've never been interested in chemistry when I was in school and so I never payed attention. Since i make soap, I notice that chemistry actually IS interesting and that i lack a LOT of knowledge I could have gained years ago.
Your way of explaining things is easy to follow and interesting - I would love you to cover some basics I missed.

Deborah Jones said...

Yes yes yes and yes please!!! Thank you in advance!

Lesley Willson said...

When I read your blog I always wished you were my teacher and this would make that wish come true!

Ben said...

While I would welcome and enjoy any posts on understanding the chemistry of our products better, lately I've been thinking about how to add fragrance to my lotions and other recipes (I created an AMAZING tub of hand cream inspired by your "Less greasy-feeling lotion for winter" recipe, but left out any fragrance so that I could experiment!). What do you typically use, Swift? Is there a way to add "natural" fragrance to a lotion? Can I just spray my favorite perfume on there, or will that ruin the goodness of the lotion?

Nedeia said...

oh, that would be so awesome!!! please please please do so :-) I LOVE some GOOD SCIENCE!!! I can't find any cosmetic chemistry lessons for someone who would not go to college for the second time, so any bits of science that you can share with us.... priceless!!!

Christina Kessler said...

I would LOVE this. I miss the chemistry I took in college (never thought that would happen!). Your blog has re-ignited my interest! I'd love some chemistry review, swift-style.

Lise M Andersen said...

LOVE CHEMISTRY! Bring it on! :)

Always.Looking.4.1.More said...

Absolutely Susan. Go for it!

Katie said...

Oooh! Yes, please!

Anonymous said...

That would be awesome!. Thank you. Gina

Leanne said...

"Long ago, and oh so far away, I took some chemistry, but have forgotten it" (I'm singing the Carpenter's song here - does this say anything about my age?). Yes, chemistry good!

Aesthete said...

YES! PLEASE YES! You have a way of explaining things that makes it much easier to follow.

Will said...

I think I would find it very interesting!