Chemistry

Every moment of every day, chemistry plays a part in all we experience. This branch of the Helium network humbly attempts to illuminate the vast array of chemical knowledge, making it accessible to all. Let our site inform, inspire, and awe you with chemical wonders.
What causes spontaneous combustion?
By: Nuri Rhines
On September 15, 1982 Jeannie Saffin’s body was found in her house. Her body from her head down to her knees had completely disintegrated into ashes. To make this situation more mysterious, nothing around her was burned. Jeannie’s house was in perfect condition...
Explaining chemical engineering
By: Ernest Capraro
Chemical engineering is an applied science. Where the science of chemistry tends to focus on developing and understanding new molecules, reactions, etc., chemical engineering takes what is already known and applies it on an industrial scale. Chemical engineers are responsible for bringing new materials to...
An overview on the various types of fireworks
By: Clarence Robert
Fireworks are what make the fourth of July such a fun holiday. They are fun for the whole family but can also be dangerous if not used properly. Reading and fallowing the safety warnings on all fireworks you intend on using is the single most...
An overview on the various types of fireworks
By: Edward James
Relying on smoke, noise, light and the “hanging” effect fireworks are little more than low explosive pyrotechnic devices that are used for entertainment purposes during firework displays. Firework displays are used for a whole host of events including celebrating Independence Day, celebrating the end...
By: Lenna Gonya
There are two main classifications of fireworks, consumer fireworks that are less powerful, and are used by the average 4th of July party host at their annual backyard barbecue, and display fireworks. These are the heavy duty, extremely volatile variety that should only be used...
The chemistry of fireworks
By: Clarence Robert
All the great colors that fireworks poses would make it seem simple to achieve but it is actually very complex. The colored points of light emitted when fireworks explode require an oxygen producer, fuel, color producer, and a binder to keep everything in its place...
By: Clarence Robert
Would it be great to light a fuse then sit back and watch your backyard fireworks show with friends and family? With a little work you can do just that. The entire show can be fused together with safety fuse and strands from a copper...
How the idea for the periodic table of the elements came about
By: John Louie Ramos
The periodic table of elements is a tabular representation of the chemical elements present in our atmosphere designed by Russian chemist and inventor, Dmitri Mendeleev. The periodic table explains and details basic information with regards to the properties of elements. It was in 1869 that...
An overview on the various types of fireworks
By: Angela Franz
For centuries, fireworks have been marking the spectacular moments in our lives and in history. Most commonly associated with the Fourth of July fireworks are an extravagant form of celebration. The invention of the firework has been credited to the Chinese during the Sung Dynasty...
Interesting facts about gold
By: Jana Louise Smit
When one look at gold, one is observing a precious metal that cannot rust, show signs of oxidizing or deteriorate and blemish. Given, gold can be dissolved in certain liquid mixtures but by natural standards, it remains virtually indestructible. In spite of that, this tough...

 

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