Best Chemistry Memes

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What's Your Favorite Chemistry Meme?

Chemistry Cat is worried there are no more chemistry jokes.
Chemistry Cat is worried there are no more chemistry jokes. Public Domain

If chemistry doesn't make you cry, it might make you laugh! This rigorous science is rich with memes, including the well known Chemistry Cat. While there are so many chemistry memes, it's hard to pick favorites, I think you'll agree the ones presented here are among the best and most popular.

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Chemistry Cat Is in His Element

Chemistry Cat is in his element when it comes to chemistry puns.
Chemistry Cat is in his element when it comes to chemistry puns. Public Domain

It's a fact -- cats rule the internet! And, of course, chemistry is the coolest science. Chemistry Cat sits at the head of of the class, where memes are concerned, saturating the World Wide Web with chemistry-themed puns and jokes.

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Grumpy Cat Says NO

Grumpy Cat is a newer meme than Chemistry Cat, but he has a lot of potential.
Grumpy Cat is a newer meme than Chemistry Cat, but he has a lot of potential. public domain

Compared with Chemistry Cat, Grumpy Cat is a mere kitten on the meme scene. Yet, he holds his own in front of the chalkboard. In case you were wondering, NO is the chemical formula for nitric oxide.

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Science Major Mouse Performs Experiments

Science major mouse: Denatured alcohol? We'll see about that!
Science major mouse: Denatured alcohol? We'll see about that!. Public Domain

Science Major Mouse is at home in the lab or slaving away on homework problems. While this clever mouse probably never sees the light of day outside the school science building, he knows how to have a good time. For example, any good chemistry major knows how to turn denatured alcohol into clean distilled alcohol.

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Philosoraptor Ponders Life's Big Questions

Philisoraptor ponders element symbols.
Philisoraptor ponders element symbols.

When raptors weren't planning their kill or rending meat limb from limb, I'm sure they pondered life's little mysteries, just like the Philosoraptor meme. Here, the raptor wonders about the significance of element symbols. If Fe is the symbol for iron, than surely Female would be Iron Man, right? 

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Bill Nye - It's Science!

Bill Nye periodically tells chemistry jokes.
Bill Nye periodically tells chemistry jokes.

Bill Nye is a science god and the subject of several different memes. While he covers all aspects of science and furthers mankind's exploration as CEO of the Planetary Society, he periodically tells chemistry jokes.

Periodically... like the periodic table of elements. Get it? I knew you would.

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Success Kid Passes Organic Chemistry

If you're the highest failing grade in organic, that usually means you passed.
If you're the highest failing grade in organic, that usually means you passed.

Organic chemistry is a strong contender for the title of Hardest Chemistry Class, so it's not surprising many chemistry memes poke fun at its difficulty. In this meme, Success Kid exults in his failing grade because he failed less miserably than his classmates. In organic, that usually scales up to a good solid A.

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Lame Pun Coon Has Trouble With Organic Chem

An alkyne is a type of molecule you need to know in organic chemistry.
An alkyne is a type of molecule you need to know in organic chemistry.

Of course Lame Pun Coon knows a lot of chemistry puns because... well... most aren't very good. This is one of the better ones. An alkyne is an organic molecule consisting of hydrogen and carbon atoms, with a pair of carbons joined by triple bonds.

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Walt White Makes Chemistry Sexy

Walter White had great chemistry on Breaking Bad.
Walter White had great chemistry on Breaking Bad.

Walter White is the chemist who became a chemistry teacher who became a drug lord on AMC's television drama Breaking Bad. He spawned a host of chemistry and crystal meth memes. Here he shows up his sexy orange meth-making lab gear, with a chemistry pick-up line based on chemical element symbols.

Need a chemistry pick-up line?

Make blue crystal meth rock candy.

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Chemistry Pick Up Lines Are CuTe

You can make lots of words and phrases using element symbols.
You can make lots of words and phrases using element symbols.

If Walt White's pick up line is too over the top for you, maybe you'd do better trying a simple word or phrase made using element symbols. The guy in this meme looks less likely to get incarcerated than anyone wearing protective clothing, plus there are lots of reasons chemists make great dates.

More Words Made Using Element Symbols

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Chemists Know How To Throw a Party

Chemists throw the best parties!
Chemists throw the best parties!.

As this meme illustrates, chemists know how to throw a great party. They can cook, distill their own alcohol, tell entertaining jokes, and have interesting glassware. Are you worthy to attend such a party? If your activation energy is too low, no reaction will occur and you'll be left out. 

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Sodium Funny I Slapped My Neon That One

Sodium funny I slapped my neon that one.
Sodium funny I slapped my neon that one.

Chemistry is so awesome, it has spawned its very own set of memes. This chemistry meme is used for puns and jokes relating to a pair of elements.

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Avogadro - Call Me Maybe

Avogadro's Number Meme
Avogadro's Number Meme.

There are a few memes for our old buddy Avogadro, all involving his famous number. This one uses Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" lyric. It's better than the song, don't you think?

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Everything Is a Chemical

Not Enough People Taking Chemistry
Not Enough People Taking Chemistry.

This meme is backlash at the popular image captioned, "Too Many People Are Counting Calories When Not Enough People Are Counting Chemicals". Of course calories are important, but anyone with a basic understanding of chemistry knows all matter consists of chemicals, whether it's an organic apple or a big bag of synthetic pesticide.

Is Everything a Chemical?

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Rasta Science Teacher Really Teaches

Rasta Science Teacher teaches solid science.
Rasta Science Teacher teaches solid science.

Rasta Science Teacher or Rasta Professor is a meme featuring an instructor with a Rasta hat and dreadlocks. His captions start with a reference to smoking or Reggae and end with an actual science lesson. This particular lesson will include a copper flame test or (one of my personal favorites) making green fire.

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The Base Is Under a Salt

The base is under assault!
The base is under assault!.

This chemistry meme went viral. Sodium hydroxide (a base) is under sodium chloride (a salt), leading to the interpretation that "The Base Is Under Assault!"