Amazon appears to suggest caffeine for kids

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On Amazon today this image caught my eye:

Pretty interesting organic molecule, I thought. It looks kind of familiar.  I resized and sharpened the atomic drawing to make it easier to see:

Some of the N and H characters are hard to distinguish if you don’t know any organic chemistry, but if you do it’s clear which is which.

Anyway here’s a caffeine molecule (unlike the Amazon drawing it doesn’t draw out all the carbons and hydrogens):

The molecule on Amazon isn’t shown complete, so there’s plausible deniability, but it sure looks like Amazon thinks caffeine is a “school essential” for K-12 students. I wonder if it works as well as ritalin.

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