The Old Hand

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Eastman Chemical Company, a former subsidiary of Kodak, celebrated its 2020 centennial by unveiling this sculpture. It shows a giant hand pulling the strings of a methanol molecule, much like a puppeteer would manipulate a puppet. A single carbon atom is bonded to three hydrogen atoms and one hydroxyl group (-OH), but unlike one tiny molecule of methanol, this sculpture is 23 feet high and weighs 3 tons. (Submitted by Lisa Newman)

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