Better Living Through Chemistry
On a chemistry test at Midpark High School in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, one
question concerned how to clean the floor after a chemical-powder spill.
In detail, I described the liquid I would combine with the powder in order
to dissolve it with chemical bonding and electron transfer. I was pleased
with my grasp of molecular structure until the exams were handed back.
Our teacher asked another student to read her answer. She suggested a broom
and a dustpan to sweep up the spill -- and got full credit.