An Organic Mess

Gayatri Achar posted under Poetry Tale-a-thlon S2: Poetry on 2022-08-21



Organic chemistry is my worst nightmare, The thousands of equations give me a scare. The reaction proceeds at a defined pressure, With a catalyst, at the right temperature, Giving a triangular product from a square. Optical isomers exist as a pair, Fischer, Newman- these scientists are unfair, Each compound has a complicated structure, Organic chemistry, not simple, I declare. This subject keeps growing, I’m painfully aware; The same formula, two compounds can share, But have a different nomenclature, (Why is all this even present in nature?) All this is stored in my brain somewhere, Organic chemistry marks- should I even care?   Penmancy gets a small share of every purchase you make through these links, and every little helps us continue bringing you the reads you love!