Friday, March 13, 2009

How things kill you.

So today in chemistry we had a sub.
My usual chemistry teacher enjoys mixing chemicals together in demos in the class.
On Wednesday he mixed an entire bottle of calcium carbonate with hydrochloric acid.
Which equals loads and loads of bubbles.
Preeetty intense actually.
But the sub today enjoys... well, telling us how chemicals can kill us.
So I learned how exactly you die from eating or drinking cyanide.
And that is what I will share with you.

Well, our blood contains hemoglobin. Hemoglobin contains iron as it transports oxygen through your blood stream.
When you ingest cyanide, the iron in the hemoglobin bonds much more easily to the cyanide than to the oxygen, leaving the cells in your body without oxygen, killing you in a matter of minutes.

Great stuff right?
Don't eat cyanide.

1 comment:

-J.M.Williams said...

I was looking for a methond to kill someone thanks lol... though if you get your hands on some potassium and use a needle to inject it. Between the space of the skin and toe/finger nail, it goes straight to the heart and bam there dead.... the joys of becoming a nurse......