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: Sarah Parke
In today's battery market, alkaline batteries are generally more popular than zinc-carbon batteries. Zinc-carbon batteries were invented first, and were more commonly sold than alkaline batteries for many years. But in the 1950s, the public would realize that significant improvements had been made to alkaline...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Zinc-carbon and alkaline are two types of batteries that are available in the market. Among them, the zinc-carbon batteries were in the market before its alkaline counterpart, although both exist in the present market due to different reasons. One major reason for the continued existence...
By: D. Vogt
The chemical industry is the industrial sector which converts raw materials into finished chemical products like plastics, fertilizers and cosmetics. Globally, the chemical industry has a total revenue in excess of $3 trillion per year. Taken as a whole, the chemical industry is currently an...
By: Sofiya
Chemistry is one of the most important fields of study nowadays, covering the basics of medicine production, being the origin of cosmetic industry, as well as forming the key element for understanding life and biochemical reactions. The knowledge of chemistry in that sense has spread...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The periodic table is a great achievement of organized chemical information. It contains a list of all the chemical elements organized based on atomic number, electron configuration and occurring chemical properties. It´s called the periodic table because the way in which the elements are...
An overview about the chemical element Polonium
By: Kenzie Knox
Polonium (Po) is a rare element with atomic number 84 located in the p-block of the periodic table. Polonium has 33 known isotopes, all of which are radioactive. This element was discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie in the late nineteenth century. Polonium-210 is the...
Introduction to organic chemistry
By: Zachary Zuccaro
Organic chemistry has long been notorious as one of the most difficult of undergraduate university classes; however, it is a very important field central to modern medicine and many of the biological sciences. Put simply, organic chemistry is "the study of carbon compounds" (Clark, Williams...
By: Zachary Zuccaro
Every atom contain a nucleus which contains protons and usually neutrons. Electrons orbit the nucleus in an electron "cloud" at different energy levels. An electron cloud is divided into atomic orbitals which are just the locations where certain electrons are most likely to be found...
What is ethylene tetrafluoroethylene?
By: Amber Celeste
What do cone shaped stadium roofs and hand held medical devices share in common? Both of them may contain the plastic polymer ethylene terafluoroethylene (abbreviated “ETFE’). A “polymer “is defined as a large molecule composed of many small, repeating structural units...
By: Amber Celeste
Some industries in this century employ compounds of thallium, a toxic metallic element, for a variety of commercial purposes. However, certain properties of this substance probably restrict its overall usefulness in the marketplace. Thallium often figures amongst the harmful materials which must be removed from...

 

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