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I don't know why but I find electrons are the connective element--there they are in the deepest physics; there they are in chemistry, and there they are in biology.

What I mean is, I have a sense that it's worth spending my time getting to understand electrons and charge because if I can really get them clear (ignoring the complicated business about wave/particle...at least for now!) then...I can use them as the base upon which to build...heh....if only things were that simple!

btw, have you (or has anyone?) read Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World?

A great book, which looks closely at free radicals--oxygen stripping electrons from molecules, charging them and then creating chains of ripping--that's what I mean when I say electrons are in biology--ach!

How do you envisage electrons?

Heh....for my own strange reasons I need to know enough Chemistry to be comfortable with all elements to GCSE level.  The more I delve into valence electrons--the more I get my head round them the easier the rest becomes.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Mar 22nd, 2008 at 05:30:33 PM EST
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