Silmarillion Chemistry: 2. The Molecules

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2. The Molecules

Maedhros: non-polar molecule made up of Nerdanel and Feanor elements with a higher number of Nerdanels. May bond with a Fingon element, but this has not been seen to happen in a scientific setting. If a Maedhros comes in contact with a Thangorodrim, it will bond. However, if a Fingon attaches to the Maedhros, the Maedhros will be released from the Thangorodrim but lose an electron in the process, becoming a Maedhros +1 and so slightly unstable. As a cation, it will attempt to steal electrons from other elements, particularly Diors, Elwings, and Eonwes.

Maglor: non-polar molecule with a high ratio of Nerdanel atoms compared to Feanors. It experiences an induced dipole in the presence of a Maedhros +1, causing it to go after other electrons, particularly those belonging to Eonwes.

Curufin: a highly polar molecule with the highest ratio of Feanors to Nerdanels of any of the Seven Sons of Feanor. It is most often found bonded to a Celegorm, or bonding to an Elf Lady molecule to form a Celebrimbor. Due to its extremely polar nature, Curufins' positive ends are very attracted to electrons and will attempt to seize them from any element, but especially Diors. This does not work out well for either molecule, as if a Celegorm and Caranthir are also attempting to seize an electron from the Dior, all four molecules are destroyed.

Celegorm: a polar molecule and one of the Seven Sons of Feanor molecules. This molecule is extremely attracted to the Luthien molecule and will attempt to form a bond. However, if the Luthien is already bonded to a Beren, the Celegorm will experience a violent repulsion from the Beren's lone electron pairs.

Caranthir: a non-polar molecule and one of the Seven Sons of Feanor. It does not experience any intermolecular forces save for occasional, weak Van der Waals forces with Maedhros, Curufin, and/or Celegorm. It is usually found around Dwarf molecules or off by itself somewhere.

Amrod: a non-polar molecule made up equally of Nerdanels and Feanors. It is nearly always found bonded to its isomer, Amras. In the presence of a Maedhros +1, an Amrod may attempt to wrest electrons from Elwing and/or Elves of Sirion molecules, which results in the destruction of both the Amrod and Elves of Sirion.

Amras: one of the Seven Sons of Feanor molecules. Like its isomer, Amras experiences an induced dipole in the presence of Maedhros +1 and may attempt to wrest electrons from Elves of Sirion molecules. However, new research suggests that Amras may also experience instability in the presence of a Feanor +3 element and Ships at Losgar molecule. This instability results in the dissociating of the Nerdanel and Feanor elements and the destruction of the Amras.

Beren: a slightly polar molecule made up of Barahir and Emeldir elements. It will often experience intermolecular forces with other Outlaw elements. If a Beren encounters a Luthien molecule, the Beren will follow it until encountering an Elwe element, at which point it is strongly repelled. Berens are one of the few molecules able to steal electrons from a Morgoth -3 (and only Morgoth -3. The attraction between nucleus and electrons is too strong for it to take an electron from a Morgoth -2). If a Beren -1 encounters an Elwe, the Elwe will accept the electron and the Beren will bond with the Luthien.

Turin: a highly unstable polar molecule made up of Morwen and Hurin elements. Its presence disrupts bonds of all types, even causing – if a Glaurung molecule is present as well – the ionic bonds holding a Nargothrond compound together to collapse. A Turin will only experience successful intermolecular forces with a Beleg, and this helps stabilize it for a while. However, if a Gwindor molecule is encountered, the intermolecular forces will collapse and the Beleg's covalent bonds will be broken. Turins will only form bonds with Niniel molecules. However, in the presence of a Glaurung experiencing breaking covalent bonds, the Niniel turns into a Nienor molecule, and the bond between the Turin and the Nienor is broken, as their electron pairs repulse each other. Both molecules will then break apart.


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Author: Barazinbar

Status: Reviewed

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Genre: Humor

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/24/13

Original Post: 07/20/11

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Silmarillion Chemistry

WindSurfBabe - 27 Nov 11 - 2:41 AM

Ch. 2: The Molecules

I stumbled upon this story by chance, and for that I am glad. It reminds of the chemistry courses I took during my studies, taught by a teacher who obviously loved the subject but never managed to share his love with us, his students. I can see you like the subject as well, and your way of sharing it is most interesting and funny. I enjoyed the metaphor of electrons for the Silmarils, and I hope you plan to write more of this.


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