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.
Where does helium come from?
By: Nigel Holmes
Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. Most of it was created in the seconds after the Big Bang and is found in stars. Obviously that’s not exactly accessible, so where do we find the helium used to inflate birthday balloons...
By: Joan Collins
Siberian chemist, Dimitri Mendeleev, was the brain behind the periodic table. In 1869, he arranged all of the elements in columns and rows, leaving gaps for elements not yet known. Today, the chart is more complete with the newest element, copernicium, being added in February...
How to make a red cabbage pH indicator
By: Joan Collins
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy making a red cabbage pH indicator to use for testing for acids and bases. It is easy and educational. The kids will just think it is fun! The study of acids and bases is expressed...
A look at the risks in using kitchen glassware for home chemistry experiments
By: Joan Collins
Encourage your children to spend their free time creating chemistry projects in your kitchen. They will have a great time while they learn the fundamentals of chemistry. Put safety glasses on your children, but think twice before you let them use glasses from the kitchen...
Great black light projects for the classroom
By: Joan Collins
Bring an eerie glow to your classroom with a black light. Turn off the lights, turn on the black light and watch for the glow. Because black lights glow a purplish black and give off an ultraviolet light, they cause anything with the synthetic substance...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The understanding of the nature of the chemical bond is a relatively recent development that dates back only to several decades. Before the understanding of the chemical bond could be achieved there was a need for the understanding of the nature of atomic structure, which...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Spectroscopy is a branch of chemistry that uses emission and absorption of electromagnetic radiation in order to obtain information about the structure of atoms and molecules. In addition, electromagnetic radiation can trigger changes in chemical bonds and can induce chemical reactions such as those which...
A guide to edible science projects
By: Joan Collins
Your kitchen laboratory is the perfect place to whip up a tasty science experiment that can be used to teach many scientific facts. These delicious experiments are safe enough for you to use your own measuring instruments, measuring spoons and cups, and you can even...
How to make a Borax snowflake
By: Sandra Louis
Making borax snowflakes is a fun and easy project. Let’s find out about borax first before learning to make the snowflakes. Borax is a compound made from an element called boron. It appears as a white powder, and it has colorless crystals that dissolve...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Elements are the building blocks of all matter. To understand chemical reactions, how things are formed and react to each other, one has to learn the elements. It is the very beginning of understanding chemical reactions.The periodic table is the visual format used to...

 

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