The Crazy Scientist

Three children have been kidnapped for ransom. The prime suspect is their estranged father, a chemist who has become unhinged. Cryptic letters have been left with clues to the childrens whereabouts and it is up to you to solve the riddles.

A picture of the kidnapping suspect from behind, speaking on the phone. Photo taken by Xinyu Cheng.

Problem written by: Khoi Nguyen, Xinyu Cheng, and Dina Abu Baker

Curriculum items covered: Quantum numbers, periodic trends, Hund's rule.

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