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.
By: Ernest Capraro
Just a few puffs from a helium balloon and you can sing just like “Alvin and the Chipmunks”. Whether this is a desirable goal or not, it is a fun and familiar trick for children and adults alike. Nearly everyone is familiar with the...
By: Ramona Taylor
While Helium may be the name of your favorite information and news site or a flashy line of designer eyewear, it is also the second most abundant element and listed second on the Periodic Table of the Elements, helium (He) was discovered in 1868 and...
Why your voice sounds funny after inhaling helium
By: Nigel Holmes
Take a deep breath of helium, the same gas that’s used for inflating party balloons, and you'll talk like a cartoon character. It’s an amusing effect but one with a very complicated cause. To understand why this inert gas changes the pitch of...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Science experiments for children are designed to give the child physical examples or theories. They can help explain every day, common science issues. pH (the ability of molecules to attract hydrogen atoms) is far reaching in many common areas.When planting a garden the pH...
Explaining chemical reactions
By: Quentin Frere
We see and experience chemical reactions everyday, whether it is from the rust on your mailbox, cellular respiration, or having to start your car. A chemical reaction is the process of one or more atoms that are split apart and then recombined to create...
By: Ernest Capraro
Black lights are a fun discovery at any age, and find application for entertainment value as well as their uses in many different sciences. Putting black lights to use in the classroom is easy, and well worth the minimal investment. Descriptions of possible black light...
Creative ways to teach the periodic table of elements
By: Eric Scerri
One creative way to teach the periodic table is to become better informed on the subject. In recent years the field of philosophy of chemistry has developed and has examined the nature of the periodic table in great detail. One of the central topics...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
A chemical equation is a mathematical representation of a chemical reaction. A well balanced chemical equation is exact. It has the actual numbers of the molecules or atoms that are involved in the reaction.Chemical equations are similar to recipes. If one mixes these two...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Most people have some degree of fascination with fire. Many find it relaxing to see the bright flames and enjoy the warmth. Others prefer to light sticks of fire and flick the flames. Some have a healthy fear of fire. However, build a campfire and...
Tips for making candy glass
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Around Halloween and Christmas time it becomes evident which parents enjoy a little bit of chemistry and science it the home. A Haunted Gingerbread House is stepped up a notch when the panes of glass are made of candy. They look great. They are fun...

 

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