The dog-days are almost upon us. Keep your kitties (and even goggies) safe in the heat.
Some other tips:
- Put out multiple water bowls for easy access. Consider freezing one, or adding ice.
- Tie ribbons to the grill of an oscillating fan to encourage your cat to play and cool off at the same time
- Place some frozen cooler packs in a rolled up towel, then in your pets favorite bed
- Make sure access to the bathroom is clear. All of that porcelain, enamel and cold water plumbing can keep bathrooms a few degrees cooler than the rest of the house. Basements too, if available
The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands.
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Chlorination with thionyl chloride.
Thionyl chloride (IUPAC: sulfurous dichloride) is a really agressive reagent, it reacts with everything what contains even a little water, especially with your hands.
During the reaction with water (SOCl2 + H2O —> 2 HCl + SO2) it produces hydrogen chloride and sulfur dioxide what are not the best for your health.
Besides of these properties, it is a pretty useful reagent, since it reacts pretty well and could be removed easily since it’s low boiling point (74.6 °C). In organic chemistry it is most often used to prepare alkyl chlorides from alkyl alcohols (RCH2OH + SOCl2 —> RCH2Cl + HCl + SO2) and acyl chlorides from carboxylic acids (RCO2H + SOCl2 —> RC(O)Cl + HCl + SO2). Both reaction produces a lot toxic fumes, so it should be used under a well working fume hood.