- Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:11 am #21355
What if a pill existed that could somehow sober somebody up for 30mins to an hour? Deaths related to drunken driving would be reduced dramatically. While some may say that drinking and driving is dangerous, and I wholeheartedly agree, people refuse to heed these warnings and may end up killing someone else. Since alcohol is in the hydroxyl functional group, and an acid, perhaps a compound can be developed which can act as a base and temporally shift the equilibrium of the alcohol in your system to the right, creating a conjugate base. Now obviously such a base would probably be very strong, and extremely dangerous to your body, but hell, maybe that can be remedied? Just a thought.