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I Prefer the '53 Myself

Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.

 

Puzzle ID:#32360
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:*** (2.66)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:FreddyPharkasAen*****!

 

 

 



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

=James=



Answer

"Bond, James Bond."

In chemistry, particularly organic chemistry, molecules are drawn using - and = to represent covalent bonds between the atoms making a molecule. (There are triple bonds too, but I can't represent those using the basic character set). A covalent bond has both atoms sharing an electron pair, or sharing two electron pairs in a double bond. In the initial examples, there are representations of oxygen, water and carbon dioxide molecules. The advantage in organic chemistry, for these representations, is that larger and larger molecules could have the same atoms but in different configurations, (such as ketones and aldehydes, for example).

The title is a quote from Bond in Dr No, referring to the age of the champagne bottle he was defending himself with. The hint is simply a reference to Bond's boss, M, and the research and development man, Q.

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