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: Danny Koenig
Gold is a very rare substance that makes up only 5/1000000 of the Earth's outer layer.This is like saying 10 million m'n'ms represented the entire world's outer crust, only five of them were made of gold Its rarity and its physical properties have made...
By: William Frentz
Water, otherwise known as H20 on the periodic table, is maybe the most essential compound to human life. Humans, as well as most other forms of life, could not exist without water. It has unique characteristics that sets it apart from other forms of matter...
By: Justin Sullivan
Though alchemy is usually noted as a physical science, in ancient times, alchemy took on a large philosophical and spiritual role in society. In ancient Greece, alchemy was known as the "spagyric art" and meant "to separate and to join together." The main definition...
By: Justin Sullivan
Transition metals, also known as transition elements are usually referred to as any element in the d-block of the periodic table, expect for zinc, cadmium, and mercury. The d-block of the periodic table includes groups three through twelve. The IUPAC defines transition metals as elements...
By: Callie Gray
Full Lab ReportCallie GrayIntroduction:In the flame test lab we undergo flame tests, a quick method of producing the characteristic colors of metallic ions. The loosely held electrons are easily excited in the flame and this energy emitted in the visible portion of the spectrum enables...
By: Justin Sullivan
Tattoos are permanent marks on your skin made by inserting ink to change your skin pigment, usually for decoration. Tattoos started as tribal art for peoples such as the Borneo, but have grown into a worldwide phenomenon. The art of tattooing started around five thousand...
By: Victoria Bickett
According to the Bohr Theory of the atom, electrons may occupy only specific energy levels. When an atom absorbs sufficient energy, an electron can "jump" to a higher energy level. Higher energy levels tend to be less stable, however, and if a lower energy level...
By: Victoria Bickett
Metals are everywhere, from the mouth of a pimpled faced teenager to the track for a train to chug along on. Metals are an everyday encounter, but what is a metal? What kinds of metals are there? There are many different angles and ways to...
By: Lauren Reynolds
At some point, everyone has a chance to be exposed to the awing nature of fireworks. As children, we may only see them on the television while we watch a New Years celebration, snuggled up with our parents. We continue to be exposed through our...
By: Andrew Ravenscroft
Two of the most important and widely produced industrial chemicals are sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid. Both acids are essential to the agriculture industry as fertilizer. Sulfuric acid has a vast range of specific uses in most industries such as petroleum and explosives, whilst phosphoric...

 

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