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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:24 am 
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Students are wanting to know if this checker would be considered in or out?
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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:26 am 
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kburnett wrote:
Students are wanting to know if this checker would be considered in or out?

I edited your picture for you by scaling it smaller (so it can be viewed easily on the forum) as well as provided tags on the image so we can identify each checker.

Checker A is considered "IN" a Molecule Reactor Site. It is definitely within the volume as defined by the site.

Checker B is NOT considered "IN" a Molecule Reactor Site.

Checker C is considered "IN" a Molecule Reactor Site. It is definitely within the volume as defined by the site.

However, just from what we can see in the picture, the final score for the molecules themselves would be ZERO. None of the individual reactor sites have enough material to form a molecule - we don't have any monatomic molecules (single-atom molecules) in the recipe list. You will definitely want to get some additional atoms in each site to make molecules!

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:30 am 
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I understand the "in" and "out" of molecules, but what happens when the atoms are stacked and the top atom slips to the side and is touching the "in" atom but is not over the molecule reactor line? In other words, it would not be considered "in" if it were not touching any other atom. Thanks.


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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:20 pm 
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aecmg wrote:
I understand the "in" and "out" of molecules, but what happens when the atoms are stacked and the top atom slips to the side and is touching the "in" atom but is not over the molecule reactor line? In other words, it would not be considered "in" if it were not touching any other atom. Thanks.

Good question, let's take this scenario into consideration. Each game piece must be evaluated separately, completely independent from what it is touching (whether it's touching another game piece, a robot, a meteor that fell from the sky, or otherwise). This image shows an attempt at getting a Hydrogen Peroxide molecule onto a molecule reactor site.
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Do you give credit to the two red checkers? No. The two red checkers are NOT considered "IN" the Molecule Reactor Site because - well - they're not. It's true that they are completely resting on items that are IN the site, but they themselves are not actually IN the site. So in this case, 5 pts are awarded for a successful Diatomic Oxygen.

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