Ep. 32: Should organic chemistry’s name reactions go the way of mouth pipetting?

Ep. 32: Should organic chemistry’s name reactions go the way...

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Scientists have been naming ideas, theorems, discoveries, and so on after other scientists for a very long time (Newton’s laws of motion, anyone?). Chemists are no different. They’ve been naming reactions after each other since about the early to mid 1800s. Nowadays, organic chemists in particular use them as a kind of shorthand. However, because the majority of name reactions honor white men, some organic chemists wonder if using these names is ...Read More
Scientists have been naming ideas, theorems, discoveries, and so on after other scientists...Read More