The main difference between DNA and RNA is that the pentose sugar in the nucleotide of RNA is ribose while in DNA it is deoxyribose. RNA uses uracil as a base while DNA uses thymine. RNA is chemically less stable than DNA.
In this article, you can learn about the types of titration and their importance.
Besides their aesthetic beauty, crystals offer much to the world and in surprising ways.
The alkene family is one of the most important classes of molecules in all of organic chemistry. This article details the structure of alkenes, how to name them, their relation to benzene, their uses, and some of their most common reactions.
The world has lived in fear of nuclear warfare for over sixty years. But how do atomic bombs work? What's the science behind weapons of mass destruction? What does uranium have to do with them and what exactly is nuclear fission? This article gives a simple overview of how nuclear bombs work.
This article discusses the differences between some of the most basic units of chemistry: atoms, molecules, and compounds. Though they might seem to be similar, particularly molecules and compounds, there are actually distinct differences between each one.
This article lists five fool-proof methods to help you memorize the elements of the periodic table, their chemical symbols, and their atomic numbers. Whether you're studying for a periodic table quiz or just a chemistry enthusiast, these methods will help you memorize the elements in no time!
As human beings, we eat, drink and breathe chemicals every day. That doesn't mean, however, that some chemicals aren't insanely dangerous. This article lists the most dangerous chemicals known to mankind, including some that are explosive, corrosive, poisonous and carcinogenic.
This article lists the 118 elements of the periodic table and explains when each was discovered as well as which scientist was the first to isolate them.
Lithium is never found in its pure state in nature because of its highly reactive nature. It can be found as a component of minerals and salts present in rocks, springs, and brine water of the oceans. Read on to know more about Lithium.
Caffeine is the world's most widely used drug, but despite this not many people stop to consider how it actually works. What is it, where does it come from and how does it make you feel so good? This article answers all of these questions and more.
Recent advancements in the field of food processing and packaging have been focused on improving the quality and product shelf life. Edible packaging film is one such advancements that can meet many of the current problems. This article gives you the basic idea about edible films and coatings.
Chocolate is a snack beloved by millions. But what exactly is in the sweet treat? How long has it been around for? Is it really an aphrodisiac and antidepressant? And why on earth is it so addictive?
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Rediscovered by David Hudson, Ormus is an m-state element used by alchemists to revitalize the mind, body, and spirit. Ormus is used for health, anti-aging, meditation, and connecting to the divine.
A completed lab report that explains the process of determining different aldehydes and ketones, thus classifying them in their respective groups. Includes Method, Abstract, Results, Intro etc.
We all thought we knew what glass was. But recent developments have changed their purpose and now have placed them at the forefront of innovation.
Gas is one of the three forms of matter. Every known substance is either a solid, liquid or a gas. These forms differ in the way they fill space and change shape. A gas, such as air has neither a fixed shape nor a fixed volume and has weight.
The reactions of matter whether occurring in natural processes or in the laboratories can be interpreted using another language of chemistry – the equation. A chemical reaction transforms one or more substances into a set of different substances. The substances that enter into a chemical reaction are called reactants and the substances formed are the products.
Chemistry is involved with various and diverse interactions of matter either around us or simply inside the laboratory. These are described using the language of chemistry which consists of symbols, formulas and equations..
The atoms of molecules are linked together through a reaction known as chemical bonding.
A chemistry lab report of the synthesis of cyclohexanone, the Chapman-Stevens Oxidation.
A fuel is defined as a material that stores potential energy that, when released, can be used as heat energy.
Bleach has potent antimicrobial properties and is also able to remove stains from fabrics. It has many uses, but it's potentially dangerous. It needs to be diluted carefully.
List of Substances and the Temperatures they Freeze, Melt, or Boil at. Definition of Boiling Point, Freezing Point, Melting Point.
There are many deadly things in the world that can easily bring our lives to an end. But what are the deadliest? Did you know a Japanese delicacy actually contains the fifth-deadliest known poison?
A detailed guide on how to make litmus paper using red cabbage to test whether substances are acidic or basic. Bases turn green or blue whilst acids turn it red.
Because caffeine is a substance used by people in every country and on every continent, it affects billions. In order to better understand these effects, we must examine its impact in nature on animals, plants and the environment. Then we can decide how this relates to our health. Is it bad for us?
This is a list of 27 basic pieces of laboratory equipment you would find in a general chemistry lab. Each is named, explained, and shown in a picture.
Our world will run out of fresh water if we cannot find a way to purify other forms of water. Using these hydrates, a means to provide drinking water anywhere is achieved.
A redox reaction is a reaction that involves both oxidation (the loss of electrons) and reduction (the gain of electrons). In order to identify whether a reaction is redox or not, you can write separate half equations that show how electrons are...
Paper chromatography is a useful technique used to separate the components of a solution. Kids can learn some simple chemistry by watching or performing this process.
As a teacher, particles are one of the first topics I teach pupils upon entering High School. This hub investigates the weird and wonderful world of particles. How do you draw particle diagrams? How many states of matter are there? What is Plasma? What is absolute zero?
A set of fun experiments that teach kids the fun of chemistry and how to tell a chemical change from a physical change.
A hydrate is a compound that absorbs water molecules and incorporates them into its structure. Inorganic, organic, and gas hydrates exist. Gas hydrates may be an important energy source.
Here is an example of A-level biology coursework on the effect of substrate concentration (hydrogen peroxide) on the rate of activity of the enzyme catalase.