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 Post subject: Mystery Molecule
Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:31 pm 
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This molecule is for a liquid found useful by many visitors to RF Cafe.

Jason guessed it (see below).

Click on the "Post Reply" button above to register your guess.

- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024

 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:08 am 
sweat? :lol:

 Post subject: molecule
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:41 pm 
is it caffeine?

 Post subject: Re: molecule
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:57 pm 
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Location: Erie, PA wrote:
is it caffeine?

Not sweat.
Not caffeine.

Good guesses, though.

- Kirt B. :smt024

 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:18 pm 
Is it ribose. Part of ribonucleaic acid.

 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:25 pm 
How about beer?

 Post subject: Liquid Molecule
Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:01 pm 
OK, I'll take a crack at it. Is it Ethyl Alcohol?

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Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:17 am 
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Jason wrote:
How about beer?

Jason wins the prize!

Well, there isn't really a prize other than the satisfaction of knowing that you were the first to figure it out. Jolly good.

I ran across it while looking for some other chemical information. It was the Molecule of the Week on

"Beer flavor is a complex balance of sweetness from sugars and bitter from the humulones in hops (Humulus lupulus) flowers. When wort (unfermented beer) is boiled, humulone molecules rearrange to form the more soluble isohumulones (one example shown here). Isohumulones retard bacterial growth and contribute to beer's bitter flavor."

- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024

Posted  11/12/2012
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