Can someone help me understand this chemistry joke?
"Potassium and Oxygen got into a fight... it was a knockout."
I told my chem teacher the joke about potassium and oxygen going out on a date and it going ok, and he told me that this joke makes better sense and if I can explain what it means he will give me extra credit. Can someone help me? I have no idea. And please be specific.
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- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
The chemical symbol for Potassium is K and the chemical symbol for Oxygen is O
So KO = knockout
- steve_geo1Lv 78 years ago
The slang term for a knockout in a boxing match is KO.
- JoeLv 78 years ago
I'll agree with Steve and Annie, and provide you with more chemistry humor:
Poor little Johnny,
Johnny is no more,
For what he thought was H2O,
(And now, you will never forget the formula for Sulfuric Acid!)