Premise[ edit ] Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico between and Breaking Bad follows Walter White as he is transformed from a meek high school science teacher who wants to provide for his family after learning he has terminal cancer into a ruthless player in the local methamphetamine drug trade. Initially making only small batches of meth with his former student Jesse PinkmanWalter and Jesse eventually expand to make larger batches of a special blue meth that is incredibly pure and creates high demand. Walter takes on the name "Heisenberg" to mask his identity. Because of his drug-related activities, Walt eventually finds himself at odds with his family, the Drug Enforcement Administration DEA through his brother-in-law Hank Schraderthe local gangs, and the Mexican drug cartels and their regional distributors, putting his life at risk.
Where other crime lords in the making might simply fight or shoot their way out of trouble, Walt uses not just chemistry, but also physics and biochemistry to dispose of bodies, erase damning evidence, and to make sure that leverage is always on his side.
But does TV studio science check out in real life? Hit the jump to find out. This article is not intended to instruct readers in the methods of explosive production, body disposal, illegal drug manufacturing or to aide in the obtaining of deadly poisons or other unlawful materials.
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However, the Mythbusters showed that, in order to get the explosive effects shown in the episode, not only would Walt need a much greater quantity of the compound along with a much faster throwing velocity, but that he and everyone else would have died from the concussive blast.
This particular scene involved Jesse Pinkman Aaron Paul attempting to dispose of a body by submerging it in hydrofluoric acid HF. Even though Walt warned him that this particularly reactive solution could only be stored in plastic, Jesse went ahead and dumped the body in a bathtub along with a couple gallons of HF.
A short while later, the body had been reduced to soup and the acid had also eaten through the tub and the floor beneath it, causing quite the cleanup for Jesse.
The issue here is that, even though the fluorine ion is very reactive, a solution of hydrofluoric acid does not fully dissociate ie split apart into H and F ions in water. It can indeed corrode metal given time and will eat away at the silicon oxide bonds in glass.
Skin contact with the solution can lead to painless burns, tissue damage, cell metabolism interference, cardiac arrest and eventually, death. Oh, and in gaseous form, it can damage lungs and the corneas of the eyes.
The pig went bye-bye relatively quickly not to mention a noxious plume of smokebut the bathtub and floorboard beneath it remained intact. While this should be viewed as an additional deterrent for, ya know, not cooking meth, Walt uses his knowledge of the cook to subdue his less-informed co-workers who happen to be holding him at gunpoint.
But is it accurate? As Walt is cooking in the RV lab, he takes advantage of the dangerous nature of the process to fill the enclosed space with a deadly gas.
Red phosphorus is produced by heating its allotrope different structural form of an elementwhite phosphorus. On its own, white phosphorus can self-ignite and burn down your makeshift DEA-approved commercial meth lab.
When mixed with sodium hyrdoxide, the deadly phosphine gas is produced. The colorless and flammable gas wreaks havoc on the respiratory system when inhaled and is immediately life-threatening at 50 ppm parts per million, or 0. Sometimes Walt just tries to educate people in the ways of science.Sep 15, · Breaking Bad: Reflections On Heisenberg - The Uncertainty Of Walter White - Duration: How to Do a Presentation - 5 Steps to a Killer Opener - Duration: Breaking news and analysis from tranceformingnlp.com Politics, world news, photos, video, tech reviews, health, science and entertainment news.
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