The science of Breaking Bad: Green Light

April 16, 2010

Breaking Bad : Season 3 : Episode 4 : “Green Light”

Walt on his last day in the classroom.

Walt on his last day in the classroom.

With Walt and Jesse’s post-cooking lives rapidly degenerating back to where they were, the infamous blue meth makes a reappearance on Albuquerque’s streets. In this post, I’ll be talking about reduction methods.

You can read more about this episode at AMC, IMDb and the A.V. Club.

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The science of Breaking Bad: A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

July 27, 2009

Breaking Bad : Season 1 : Episode 7: “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal”

Walt and Jesse prepare to make their deal.

Walt and Jesse prepare to make their deal.

After last week’s explosive encounter with Tuco, Walt and Jesse cement their position as Albuquerque’s top suppliers of premium-grade meth. In this post, I’ll be talking about the new cooking process (reductive amination) and producing thermite from an Etch-A-Sketch.

You can read more about this episode at AMC, IMDb and the A.V. Club.

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