a: Base electrons ~
b: teeth that want to bite a proton
What: "My weird way of thinking about basicity: The lone pair of a base is like teeth that want to bite a proton. The bigger the teeth, the stronger the base. EDGs make the teeth bigger, EWGs suck the teeth back into the gums. When the teeth are involved with aromaticity, that's like they're already chewing something, so they're not available to bite a proton."
Writer: Not Stated
Date: Jul 17 2013 5:35 PM
# 3365 Critique Analogy
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.