I wish I had been able to go to bed a long time ago. *sigh* In any case, I LOVE the ChemDraw software I downloaded today—it can help me draw pretty chemical reactions, as seen above.
We synthesized acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) from salicylic acid, purified it, and then recrystallized it to make it extra pure. This is the inner nerd in me talking.
I <3 OChem soooo much.