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Chemists Can DANCE! The first ever dancing periodic table of elements

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Uploaded on Mar 29, 2011

In business suits, lab coats and dressed as everything from magnesium to Marie Curie, more than 200 chemists kicked up their heels for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry (IYC) with a mass dance and original rap at the Anaheim Convention Center on March 28 at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting.

Funds for the International Year of Chemistry "Chemists Can Dance" rap were provided by the American Chemical Society.

Download the original song here:
http://web.1.c2.audiovideoweb.com/1c2...

www.acs.org/iyc2011/chemistscandance

Original Lyrics and Music:
Richard Li and Utsarga Sikder
Event coordination:
Rachael Bishop and Dammione Meyers
Choreography:
Richard Li, Rachael Bishop, Dammione Meyers, Larry Hartwell, Terri Taylor
Video Direction/Music Remixing and Mastering:
Adam Dylewski
Camera operators:
Sean Parsons, Kirk Zamieroski, Adam Dylewski, Janali Thompson, Doug Dollemore, Dru Korab
Video Editing:
Kirk Zamieroski and Adam Dylewski
DJ:
Dru Korab
Video produced by the
ACS Office of Public Affairs, Digital Services Unit

Video produced by the
ACS Office of Public Affairs, Digital Services Unit

Lyrics:
VERSE 1
International year of chemistry-- two thousand eleven

We're representing science -- 24/7

We've got antimatter, fuel cells and a ton of Nobel Prizes

Sustainable energy solves the problem as it arises
Chemistry -- the central science, building blocks of life

Engineering new solutions, rid the world of its strife

We're part of the solution, we ain't no precipitate,

This is the chemistry dance, now get up and participate

CHORUS
Now, I know a dance that we do every day

In the cells of our bodies, in biological pathways

It happens when two molecules react by perchance

Now get up everybody, do the chemistry dance
Move to the left now move to the right

We'll be doing the chemistry dance all through the night

Now clap your hands everybody let's go

We'll be rocking it out to the chemistry show

Move to the left now move to the right

We'll be doing the chemistry dance all through the night

Now clap your hands everybody let's go

We'll be rocking it out to the chemistry show

VERSE 2
Now it's been a hundred years since
Curie had copped her second prize

Discovering new frontiers, changed the world before our eyes

The mother of radioactivity, had an electronic affinity

To study the reactivity of polonium and radium --
Gotta' give a shout-out to Heck for his palladium-

Catalyzed reactions that shifted our course of action

Towards alkene substitution, it's the primary solution

To halogenate the substrate - a chemical revolution!

CHORUS
Now, I know a dance that we do every day

In the cells of our bodies, in biological pathways

It happens when two molecules react by perchance

Now get up everybody, do the chemistry dance
Move to the left now move to the right

We'll be doing the chemistry dance all through the night

Now clap your hands everybody let's go

We'll be rocking it out to the chemistry show

Move to the left now move to the right

We'll be doing the chemistry dance all through the night

Now clap your hands everybody let's go

We'll be rocking it out to the chemistry show

Bridge
An ingenious combination of environmental innovations

Of water purification that's helping our league of nations

These chemical applications and their many implications

Will provide the accommodations to ensure our rejuvenation
So Obama got together with the UN forces

To address all of these problems and utilize our resources

Pasteur passed-your expectations with all his pasteurization

Get out of your hibernation, it's IYC's inauguration

CHORUS
Now, I know a dance that we do every day

In the cells of our bodies, in biological pathways

It happens when two molecules react by perchance

Now get up everybody, do the chemistry dance
Move to the left now move to the right

We'll be doing the chemistry dance all through the night

Now clap your hands everybody let's go

We'll be rocking it out to the chemistry show

Move to the left now move to the right

We'll be doing the chemistry dance all through the night

Now clap your hands everybody let's go

We'll be rocking it out to the chemistry show

© 2011 by the American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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