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: R.L Hanlon
Understanding what chemistry is and how certain substances can be mixed to create a reaction is integral to learning about the world. Children have been witnessing chemistry in action since they were born. Cooking is chemistry, showering and using shampoo with water is chemistry and...
By: Sandra Douglas
If hearing the word chemistry' gives you visions of glass beakers ready to explode, be brave and read on. Understanding chemistry concepts is easier with active participation, but it doesn't require fancy lab equipment. These chemistry experiments can be done safely in your kitchen and...
By: Mandy Donoghue
Chemistry is an integral part of our life from our food to our body and nature. Even though safe products are typically used with elementary students, safety should still be stressed. Projects commonly done with elementary school students include Make a Volcano, Guess the Type...
By: Tim StS
Nothing captures a child's imagination like combining two substances that when apart seem boring and plain, yet create a reaction when put together.Nothing, however, is more frustrating to them than having to watch their teacher handle all the materials leaving them only able to...
Exploring the ozone layer
By: Robert Williscroft
Remember the children's story of Chicken Little who was hit on the head by a falling acorn, and assumed the sky was falling. Her outrageous reaction and her fervent activism got the entire farmyard, and eventually the whole countryside to take totally unnecessary protective actions...
By: Ernest Capraro
Water boils at one hundred degrees Celsius for the very good reason that we said that it does. (No joke!) Water's boiling and freezing points were used to define the Celsius temperature scale. It was an entirely arbitrary decision, of course, but setting boiling...
By: Sammy Stein
Most organisms need complex substances such as carbohydrates and sugars. Those that cannot make them take them in in the form of oils, fats, sugars, proteins. These they obtain from their diet.Plants can only take nutrients in solution. So they are limited to taking...
By: Warren Longwell
The mother of all spontaneous combustions is a dramatic conflagration known as the thermite reaction, and the basis for this is KMNO4. That's the chemical notation for potassium permanganate. The other primary component is glycerin. When you mix glycerin- and it has to be very...
By: Farrah Tahar
Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) crystals are among the easiest and fastest to grow using equipment available in any science laboratory and even in your own home. Epsom salt itself is readily and cheaply available in most pharmacies.To grow your epsom salt crystals you will...
By: Ernest Capraro
An Introduction to Gas ChromatographyThe increased popularity of forensic science has exposed the public to tools of analysis previously unknown outside of the scientific community. A wonderful example is gas chromatography (GC). GC is a technique which has been in use since the 1950's, and...

 

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