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Just when I was going to order the t-shirt...

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Does anyone else see the problem here?.
Nothing gets an organic chemist's goat like wrong structures. Except maybe for structures that don't exist.


  1. There are so many things wrong with this shirt apart from the missing bonds and the fact that he has the two structures transposed (caffeine is methyl theobromine not the other way around). I hate the attempt to represent "chocolate" as a single chemical structure, and the clumsy use of "carbon dihydride" where methylene (or even methyl) would serve. I hope the t-shirt designer hasnt given up his day job.

  2. I think "carbon dihydride" was meant as a joke - just to throw people off.


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