One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. That one ring is benzene, and ‘them’ means every single poor bastard who happens to be taking Industrial Organic Chemistry this semester.
What could be better than a LoTR reference AND an organic chemistry reference combined into one nerdy t-shirt? Wear this to your chemical engineering class for extra credit, and impress your peers even beyond that time you had 14 shots in the Engineering Lounge.
Was it 13? Sorry, my mind reading needs more work.
In 1865, the German chemist Friedrich August Kekulé published a paper in French suggesting that the structure contained a six-membered ring of carbon atoms with alternating single and double bonds. It has been said he dreamed the structure as a snake eating its own tail.
Even the CDC has a page on benzene!
If you appreciate the powers of benzene, the One ring, then the “Benzene – One ring” t-shirt is perfect for you.
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