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.
A set of fun experiments that teach kids the fun of chemistry and how to tell a chemical change from a physical change.
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.
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.
This is a simple, step-by-step, instruction on how to make a solution in chemistry with examples for both molar concentration and mass/volume ratio.
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.
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?
In this site I discuss 3 possible avenues to nitric acid preparation. They all involve a nitrate salt and a strong acid.
Cinnabar is a beautiful but toxic red mineral made of mercury (ll) sulfide. It’s used as a source of mercury and to make an artist's pigment called vermilion.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Chloroform can act as an anesthetic, but it’s toxic and may cause serious health problems. It's present in the environment. Methods to limit our exposure to chloroform exist.