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.