D is for Dog

The number of pooches in the chemistry building is booming once again which raises a perennial pet question: do chemists show their affection differently than other dog owners?

Izzy the D orbital Dog 041216Decide for yourself. Izzy is just one lobe short of becoming d(z^2). And, so far, she is willing to sit still for this. (I can’t help asking, though, if d orbitals are dog orbitals, what do s and p orbitals look like? Send me your pictures.)

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