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# 1chemical (na sodium) + 1chemical (cl chloride )=1chemical (nacl salt) - maths ends in contradiction

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 5/20/2014 Category: Science Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 3,137 times Debate No: 55072
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 Pro australias leading erotic poet colin leslie dean show 1+1=1 mathematics ends in contradiction http://www.scribd.com... most say the most certain of things is 1+1= 2 but 1+1=1 1 chemical (na sodium) + 1 chemical (cl chloride ) = 1 chemical (nacl salt) [not 2 chemicals as mathematics would say thus 1+1=1 Thus mathematics ends in contradictionReport this Argument Con You make me laugh. 1 atom of sodium plus one atom of chlorine does NOT equal sodium chloride- so the first part of your assumption is incorrect. 1 atom of sodium plus one atom of chlorine can be equivalent to the two element compound of sodium chloride, so 1 atom plus 1 atom equals 2 atoms. So the second part of your assumption is incorrect. Even if one atom plus one atoms somehow magically equalled 1 atom, then this would still have no bearing on mathematics- or in other words, mathematics does not end in contradiction. Report this Argument Pro con says "1 atom of sodium plus one atom of chlorine does NOT equal sodium chloride" yes it does you obviously dont know chemistry con says "1 atom of sodium plus one atom of chlorine can be equivalent to the two element compound of sodium chloride" all you have done is prove deans point 1 atom of sodium chemical plus one atom of chlorine chemical can be equivalent to the two element compound of sodium chloride -which is 1 chemical con says "1 atom of sodium plus one atom of chlorine can be equivalent to the two element compound of sodium chloride," 1 atom na -chemical +1 atom chemical cl =1 chemical nacl but maths tell us that 1 atom na -chemical +1 atom cl chemical l should = two chemicals but it does not as 1 atom na -chemical +1 atom chemical cl =1 chemical nacl con says "Report this Argument Con Correct me if I'm wrong, but 1 atom of sodium, and on atom of chlorine floating around in empty space do not automatically make sodium chloride. You have failed to respond to any of the points made in my argument. As I said earlier, one atom of sodium REACTS with one atom of chlorine to make the chemical that we know as sodium chloride. 1 atom of sodium, and one atom of chlorine is present in every MOLECULE of salt. One atom plus one atom (reacting with) still equals two atoms. Here, I've even provided a picture in the link below, just in case you still don't understand. http://www.slocountymassage.com...Report this Argument Pro con says "Correct me if I'm wrong, but 1 atom of sodium, and on atom of chlorine floating around in empty space do not automatically make sodium chloride." what does the sign + mean when you do basic chemistry and add na to cl you get nacl or 1 chemical (na sodium) + 1 chemical (cl chloride ) = 1 chemical (nacl salt) [not 2 chemicals as mathematics would say thus 1+1=1 Thus mathematics ends in contradictionReport this Argument Con I don't even have to argue. I rebutted your main points already. PLEASE PLEASE do not try to debate if you have no idea what you are talking about.Report this Argument
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Posted by ChemK 1 year ago
Seriously, the pro guy obviously doesn't have mush experience with chemistry
First i would like to know what he classifies with '1'
Secondly he should understand that sodium is an element, chlorine is to and then the atomic chrges between the elements attract and create NaCl which is a larger/denser molecule
Posted by Conservative101 3 years ago
How did this debate get up front? It doesn't even have many views.
Posted by alexmiller887 3 years ago
1+1=2 has been mathematically proven, therefore cannot be 'unproven'.
Posted by alexmiller887 3 years ago
This is so stupid in so many ways.
Posted by ArcTImes 3 years ago
This is a fallacy of equivocation.
The pluses mean different things in the different situations.
Posted by oculus_de_logica 3 years ago
Problem is, you didn't use the terms correctly. you used the correct terms but you did not know what they meant nor how they are used. That's the problem, you have no idea what the hell you're talking about.
Posted by shakuntala 3 years ago
it is said
"The problem isn't the words, it is the fact that you do not know what they mean nor how they are used."

just go to an elementary chemistry book/text and you will see the terms used
chemical compound
chemical element
dean just used chemistry own terms and maths own term ie +
to show
mathematics ends in contradiction

i am off to bed cya later
Posted by oculus_de_logica 3 years ago
I haven't changed a single definition.

The problem isn't the words, it is the fact that you do not know what they mean nor how they are used.

A chemical compound literally means: " a chemical group" or " A group of chemicals"
Thus they do not fit in your "theory." You're fighting your own definition. A chemical compound does not mean it's A chemical, it contains chemicals. Just as petroleum Jelly is not an oil you can mine out of the ground solely due to the word "petroleum" being present.

You're at this point, as you put it: "trying to wiggle out of what they entail"
you're throwing random words down that have no meaning in the context, words you don't know what mean and arguments I've already refuted. You're attempting to debate semantics, but you just come off as ignorant.
Posted by shakuntala 3 years ago
it is said
"Drop the word Chemical which only give context that you're working with chemistry and see what you just conceded to:
"Na is an element Cl is an element
NaCl is a compound"

NaCl is a chemical compound
Na is a chemical element as wiki said
http://en.wikipedia.org...
"Sodium is a chemical element with the symbol Na"

hey these are the terms used by chemistry
now that dean points out their contradictions you now go into a tail spin freaking out over your definitions
trying to wiggle out of what they entail -you just want to change definitions mid stream now you see the contradictions
Posted by oculus_de_logica 3 years ago
Learn English.

Definition of Compound:
"
-a thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.
-made up or consisting of several parts or elements.
"

Thus the phrase "Chemical Compound" is synonymous to
"Chemical group" or "made up from several chemicals"

This in turn means that the word "Chemical" in "Chemical compound" refers to a plural object.
Thus, you cannot say 1 plural chemical as it is as valid as saying a single horses or one cars.

semantics are not going to help, 1 singular + 1 singular is 2 singular (plural), not 1 singular.

Drop the word Chemical which only give context that you're working with chemistry and see what you just conceded to:
"Na is an element Cl is an element
NaCl is a compound"
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