A chemical change requires a chemical reaction, a process whereby the chemical properties of a substance are altered by a rearrangement of the atoms in the substance. Of course we cannot see atoms with the naked eye, but fortunately, there are a number of clues that tell us when a chemical reaction has occurred.You're probably wondering, why have I quoted an 11th grade science text? Because after last week, I've noticed the chemistry of my being is changing--a chemical reaction is taking place in my body. For those of you who remember 11th grade chemistry, a chemical reaction has two categories: (1) Reversible (2) Irreversible. I'm referring to the latter.
How has a chemical reaction manifested itself in my being? Well, I'd like to describe the it like the emergence of the Incredible Hulk from a mild-mannered scientist.
What was the catalyst? The stage. The mic. The audience. Repeat cycle.
All of a sudden. I'm nowhere near as inhibited as I used to be. My friends would say otherwise. They would say I wasn't really ever inhibited before. But now that my uninhibited self has grown into a virtual daredevil, I'm noticing a drastic difference in my demeanor. (It's really noticeable.)
It's almost as if I've evaded death. It's definitely a high. It's as if I'm untouchable. (Although, I'm not the type to let it go to my head.)
Maybe it was always there, and standup comedy was a catalyst.
How did I come to this realization? Let's just say, that when I got out of the shower, I used close the vertical blinds. And now all of sudden, I forget. Not that I am an exhibitionist, but I'm so focused on other things, I really don't care.
"here the fundamental properties of the materials involved have changed."
"chemical changes are often accompanied by changes in temperature, the crucial difference being that these changes are the result of alterations in the chemical properties of the substances involved."
"The bubbling of a substance is yet another clue that a chemical reaction has occurred."
All of these quotes describe my current state. Bubbling over, simmering, letting off of exhaust, delta (a change in temperature), etc...
It's nice, nice feeling. You should join me.
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