Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Unsatisfied Valence

Once upon a time
I was triply bonded
But yet another atom
Still absconded

Should I choose out
Some ammoniacal nitrogen?
Or out of F,
CL, Br, I, a halogen?

But then wary of
Negative inductive effect,
Plain old hydrogen
Did I finally select

I was then introduced
To concentrated KMnO4,
Alas, my poor hydrogen
Was not so hardcore

(H is replaced by OH)

Exposed to sunlight,
I winced as hν,
weakened my bond,
and took my OH too

In my search of an electron,
I'd reached a crazy fever,
Because a free radical
Cannot last forever.

And then I spied a fluorine
(-I effect be damned)
If that there be a fluorine,
Then a fluorine I'll land.

6 Comments:

At Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:49:00 pm , Blogger Prateekshit Pandey said...

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At Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:50:00 pm , Blogger Prateekshit Pandey said...

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At Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:06:00 pm , Anonymous Mumbai Flowers World said...

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At Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:07:00 pm , Anonymous Bangalore Flowers World said...

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At Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:08:00 pm , Anonymous Chennai Flowers World said...

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At Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:09:00 pm , Anonymous Delhi Flowers World said...

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