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Old 23 January 2014, 02:46 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
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Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
To paraphrase Judge Judy, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's nitrogen.

I just don't think it's clever to describe chemicals as if they were one particular element they contained. If you hand me a glass of water and tell me it's a glass of hydrogen I reserve the right to roll my eyes. The bonds matter; claiming otherwise just takes you down the "water fueled car" road.
Adds do that. Makers don't use the chemical name since it tells the average Joe absolutely nothing. So a chemist is annoyed because the description is basically worthless, so what? What in an advertisement isn't worthless?

No kidding bonds matter , but again, so what? This is an add trying to differentiate one maker's product from another even though there is zero difference between the two products.
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