Monthly Archives: September 2015

Here is a useful table of common physical constants. These physical constants appear time and again in chemistry and physics homework problems. Why memorize them when you can just look them up? I personally prefer to keep a sheet with these constants stuffed in the back of my textbook. You […]

Table of Common Physical Constants

Denatonium Benzoate or Bitrex Chemical Structure
Question: What is the most bitter chemical compound? Answer: The most bitter chemical compound is commonly believed to be N-[(2-[2,6-Dimethylphenyl)amino]-2-oxoethyl]-N,N-diethylbenzenemethanaminium benzoate [3734-33-6]. Fortunately, no one goes around using that name. It’s usually called Bitrex or Denatonium Benzoate. You’ll find it added to toxic liquids to deter people and pets from drinking […]

What Is the Most Bitter Chemical Compound?