The Story of the Hugh Hefner of Chemistry

Chances are, you’re not like me: you cringe when someone says the word “chemistry.” Your memory of it vaguely harkens back to an undergrad class whose knowledge you flushed once you finished the final. That’s okay — my goal for this series is to change that paradigm, make it understandable to all, and provide some entertainment.

When I think of Hugh Hefner, I think of the prototypical playboy — smoking jacket, lavish parties, and the man to be seen with. I’m also choosing to skip over some of his negative qualities for the sake of analogy. The individual I’ve…