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Puzzle ID:#32360
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:*** (2.63)
Submitted By:FreddyPharkasAen*****!




If O2 is O=O.
H2O is H-O-H,
and CO2 is O=C=O,
then what might this represent?



Would MQ be M-Q or M=Q?

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Aug 09, 2006

Woot! First comment! That one was good.
Aug 09, 2006

That was really clever! Thank you
Aug 09, 2006

'Fraid you lost me there!
Aug 09, 2006

Wow. I had no idea, and I'm glad I checked the answer as soon as I was sure of that. The answer was really good though, and it made me think I probably could've gotten it if I thought "outside the box"..... oh well, maybe next time! (I rated this fun and hard, just because.)
Aug 09, 2006

Easy for me, but fun...
Aug 09, 2006

i thought that wuz great! i didn't get it tho
Aug 13, 2006

glad to see some quality teasers here again,,,good job
Aug 15, 2006

And here I took chemistry, but I was thinking too much about other life items. This is a top quality teaser, to be able to slip by this character, without getting another good answer for it. Well done!
Aug 16, 2006

Wow, thanks everyone. You've left me stirred, not shaken.
Aug 16, 2006

Great teaser!! I would never have gotten that answer but once I saw it the answer made perfect sense!!
Aug 30, 2006

i figured, obviously, James Bond, but thought the use of double bonds, not signle would somehow make "double oh seven" but couldnt work it out - very nicely done. Thought it was easy enough, but clever and fun. good job!
Sep 02, 2006

*feels retarded and dumb for not getting answer*

good one though
Sep 13, 2006

Now that you know, we'll have to kill ya. Good One.
Sep 13, 2006

Absolutely loved it, though I "jumped the gun" and went with "James Bond" for my answer (the actual answer is much better). Glad I didn't see the title or the hint. As a 7 fan it would have made it too easy! Thanks for submitting.
Sep 13, 2006

PS: I'm going to shoot this one into my faves!
Sep 13, 2006

Knowing absolutely nothing about organic chemistry it"s safe to say I had no idea what this was about.Sorry about that. I'm sure it is a very good teaser from reading the other comments.
Sep 13, 2006

Sep 13, 2006

Had no trouble getting the answer, but I figured it seemed like the clue was too much for such a simple answer, so I kept trying to figure out more.

Not to seem harsh, but when I decided to read the hint before checking the answer, I was sure there had to be something to the single bond versus double bond thing. Posing the question of whether MQ would use a single or double bond seems a bit unfair (especially as a hint) when the type of bond has no bearing whatsoever. I think it would have been better if you had worked the M-Q thing in there without referencing the type of bond. Just my thoughts
Sep 13, 2006

That was good. Once I saw the answer I didn't know why I couldn't get it. I guess my mind was on a totally different path. Great teaser. You stumped me!!!
Sep 13, 2006

I myself am shaken AND stirred!
I never took chemistry, so I had no clue. Seeing the answer and your explanation was an education in itself! Thank you for a good lesson presented in a most clever fashion!!!
Sep 13, 2006

Still scratching my head.... I didn't understand it at all... sorry!
Sep 13, 2006

I enjoy these Brain Teaser,it funbut it get you to think what the answer is.
Keep up the good work!
God Bless Y'all!
Sep 13, 2006

that is a very good teaser. i wish i had taken chemistry. i didn't even understand the explaination.
Sep 13, 2006

LOL!!! I got it right!!
Sep 13, 2006

Sep 13, 2006

too tuff for me
Sep 13, 2006

Sep 13, 2006

This was great!!! I loved it!! I too thought it was James Bond and didn't get the first Bond, I was trying to add a 007 somewhere in there too...

Great teaser!!! Going in my faves!!!

Sep 13, 2006

Sep 13, 2006 bout in english?!?!?! no idea what you are talking about! i got the whole james bond thing though!!
Sep 13, 2006

I guess I'm 'on the rocks' and not even 'straight up'. I had no clue..... started with Santa - hohoho..
Sep 13, 2006

How bout in English? It is. And the word is about.

Glad most of you liked the teaser, and enjoyed learning something new. That's what it's all about.
Sep 13, 2006

clever...and I love James Bond! (I am in the graduating class of 007)
Sep 13, 2006

Very clever, I love it. I didn't get it, but it was great. =]
Sep 14, 2006

Really, really great. Passed it around and got lots of cool groans.
Sep 16, 2006

Well, Freddy, you stumped me. Sorry to say, since Sean hasn't been 007, I have sort of lost interest. Super great teaser tho. And your informative explanation was doable, even by me.
Sep 21, 2006

Couldnt get it, as I havent studied organic chemistry.The = signs did ring a bell, though, but not loud enough to venture a guess. Seems to be a good teaser.
Nov 10, 2007

Easy but clever
Nov 12, 2007

Ahhh... very clever. I kicked myself when I saw the answer.
Sep 13, 2009

i liked it - thanks
Sep 13, 2009

Say What!
Mind giving me that in Layman's Language?
Sep 13, 2009

Very clever!

In "layman's" terms, and reduced down:

= in chemical equations, means bond; so =james= literally translates to:
"bond, james bond"

of course I didn't know this until I read Freddie's great explanation.
Sep 13, 2009

I also studied chemical engineering in college,so this was pretty easy for me,but was an excellent teaser.
Sep 13, 2009

Although I got it, it kinda miss led me. = is a double bond for a "Bond Bond James Bond Bond"
Sep 13, 2009

I agree with the previous comment; I came up with "Double Bond James Double Bond". I believe it would have made more sense if it had been -James-.

But otherwise a great teaser!
Sep 13, 2009

I just ended up getting "James Bond." I figured = was a double-bond so that didn't help me out.. nor did the title which made me try to make it into some kind of car lmao....

The hint didn't help me at all since I've never seen any Bond movies
Sep 13, 2009

Although I recognized the arrangement of elements as representing oxygen, water, and carbon dioxide, not having taken a unit in organic in over 40 years, the word 'bond' escaped me; therefore, I could only come up with James II (British king). Glad so many enjoyed this!
Sep 13, 2009

I first thought "007", seeing the double bond reference. Then I thought, "Wait; Bond; James Bond".
Chalk one up for the blonde girls! Yay!!
Sep 14, 2009

I spent two minutes pondering before the word "bond" paired with "James" in my head to make the answer. The great thing about senility is I get to have fun solving a puzzle I solved three years ago. I know I did it. I gave this teaser a star.
Sep 13, 2012

Although the teaser was pretty easy for anyone with even a remedial knowledge of chemistry, I enjoyed it. Whether or not a single bond or double bond should have been used does not change the quality of the teaser, and since only one answer made sense (who is Bond Bond James Bond Bond?) what does it really matter? It was refreshing to see an original teaser.
Sep 13, 2012

I knew it immeadeatly from the quote

"That's a Don Perignon 55, It'd be a pity to break it"
Mar 19, 2015

I loved this! *adds to favourites*
Mar 23, 2015

Was thinking double agent or something. Because of the double bond.
Sep 13, 2015

If you know nothing about chemistry, then you will know nothing about this teaser.
Sep 13, 2015

a bit too abstruse
Apr 09, 2017

I just got James Bond but will still consider myself right lol

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