This conversation actually happened. I told Jaclyn that "these mini cupcakes are as tiny as a molecule," and that is what spawned my thoughtful pursuit in the name of science to try to learn more about physics.... so I asked my boyfriend some questions, he's smart.... right?
me: is an atom the same thing as a molecule?
a molecule is made of atoms
atoms are in a molecule. so what's a molecule then.
is that an element?
a molecule is a collection of atoms
for example, hydrogen and oxygen are atoms
me: then what's hydrogen.
wait i think you're wrong.
Michael: h2o is a molecule made of 2 hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom
me: hydrogen is an element
and it's made of atoms
me: god i'm so fucked.
ok so yeah h20 is a colemule.
and an element is defined by how many electrons or whatever the atoms are right
Michael: A chemical element is a pure chemical substance consisting of one type of atom distinguished by its atomic number, the number of protons in its nucleus.
do you have a science test next period?
me: you fuckin copied and pasted that.
no i'm talking about cupcakes with jaclyn and it got me thinking about life and what we are all made of.
and i'm gonna go make some meth.