Apart from H3O (Deuteronium, also known as heavy water) of course, actually
water is one of the most complicated molecues to say anything about, its the
sort of question that can make chemists cringe as the answer has so many
variables its almost impossible to answer.
In message , estarriol
Eh? Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen, as is Tritium. Deuterium has
one proton and one neutron, and Tritium has one proton and two neutrons.
Their compounds with oxygen are still made up of two of these hydrogen
isotopes to one of oxygen. They are sometimes written as D2O or T2O. It
would be very difficult to get a compound of hydrogen and oxygen with 3
atoms of hydrogen to one of oxygen, as the valencies don't add up and
there would be a spare electron left over somewhere.
That's only because its not wholly electrovalent and not wholly
Isn't it? What about the suppression of the investigation into BAe and the
alleged bungs paid to some Saudi prince?
No-one has ever satisfactorily explained how Mark (son of Margaret) Thatcher
made his millions.
Political donations for honours???
Rampant corruption, well maybe not, but again I definitely wouldn't claim
we're whiter than white.
Each to their own idea of "rampant corruption". Whether it's by
commission or omission, the fact remains that for the past decade we've been
obsessed by low price, and have elevated it above every other criterion. You
want it cheap, it's going to be shoddy on the whole. This isn't necessarily
the inverse of overcharging for poor quality, which is also held to be a
British obsession. People *know* why it's cheap, and roadside verges and
tips are testaments to how little faith we put in material goods: buy it,
sort-of-use it, chuck it. There's an entire parallel aesthetic of decent
quality goods (in particular foods) in which we think we support our own and
feel noble, but it's tripe because only the pious middle-class Guardian
readers among us (including me) actually pay for it. Until consumer power
involves actively shutting the wallet, walking away from the whining easy
sell, and deciding in advance what's worth supporting, the containers of
Chinese tat will continue to snake their way out of Harwich every afternoon
and return empty (they usually come through my local station about teatime
but since the river bridge broke we haven't seen them). Sit on your cash
until Tesco go bust, then we can consider ourselves ethical citizens, not
RTR: mostly cheap imports. Kits: mostly artisan British products. So get
your soldering irons out, patriots. I'd also agree with comments made
elsewhere about lead: yes, objectively it's a toxin, but if you don't chew
your models it won't hurt you. Probably rather more grief to be had inhaling
MEK or flux or paint solvent fumes. Look on it as your necessary penance to
spare some Chinese worker doing the same for your convenience ten hours a
day because their economy's currently where ours was about 1870.
Tony Clarke, keen on modelling but also on joined-up politics
Dont agree with much of what you say. There are good imports and bad, there
are good artisan products and bad. Become a patriot and theres no incentive
for British products to improve. Prefer to say just buy the best you can
afford that does the required job.
Many of us are happy with RTR, some try to build kits as well, but it takes
me 6 months of enjoyable struggling per kit. Probably take 14 years to build
a wobbly princess that may look closer to the results at Harrow than
something zooming along West Coast main line.
Oh and I refuse to eat tripe.