Thursday, December 22, 2005

Dr. Shakashiri's Chemistry Show

I enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in 1974. As an engineering student, I took Chemistry 103 and 104 which I recall being very difficult classes. I vaguely remember learning about covalent bonding, equilibrium states, and atomic structure, but I don't remember much. The thing I do recall is Professor Shakashiri's Christmas lecture. Flames, smoke, color changes, odd precipitates -- the man could really make things happen in a test tube.

Now I see that 30 years later, the doc is still at it. The lecture is a hot ticket in Madison. This year it's being broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television on Dec 23 and Dec 25. For more info visit:

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