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.
How a candle burns
By: Currie Jean
The most important thing to remember about how a candle burns is that it requires steady fuel, as well as a container. Brilliantly, the wax of a candle acts as both fuel and container, and while some fuel leaks from the edges of a free-standing...
By: Paola Fanutti
A missed period is one of the first signs of pregnancy, but by no means the only one. A woman who misses her period is doubtlessly anxious to find out if she is pregnant as soon as possible, even before making that crucial doctor's appointment...
By: Jane Allyson
The British physicist and chemist Robert Boyle was an important intellectual of his time and is credited as being one of the founders of modern chemistry. He is also credited with defining the theory known as "Boyle's Law" for which he remains most famous.This...
Science projects you can do at home
By: Tiffany Belle
Doing science projects at home with your kids can be really rewarding. You can have a fun time with our kids experimenting with the science project and at the same time you will be teaching your child something new. Maybe your children ask a lot...
The properties of the caffeine molecule
By: Jennifer Allsbrook
How do you start the day? A cup of heterocyclic alkaloid! "A what?" you may ask. Many of us stumble, sleepily to the kitchen each morning for a good old cup of coffee. In so doing, you are taking in caffeine, the active ingredient...
Why we have the periodic table
By: TheBlogger
As a young student of chemistry, you might be wondering what's the point of having a chart with symbols and numbers all over it? As we all start chemistry questions like, why do we need to know this? Why was periodic table created? Was it...
Science projects that test the strength of plastic wrap
By: Anna Edmunds
Plastic wrap it has been protecting leftovers for decades. Using household items, you can conduct an experiment to test the strength of plastic wrap.CONCEPTSSTRESS is the ratio of the applied load to the cross-sectional area. Because the width of the plastic wrap is much...
By: Tiffany Belle
There are numerous projects and items that you can use glow in the dark paint for. If you have children you know that kids love things that glow in the dark. Glow in the dark paint can be used for adding extra touches to Halloween...
By: Raven Lebeau
While the chemical concept of acid-base chemistry is definitely a high school level subject, kids of any age can learn that many substances are classified as either acidic or basic. They can also understand that these designations are important to chemists as they attempt to...
By: Jane Allyson
Everyone knows that the mark of creating a really creepy effect is getting the fake blood to run down and give a congealing effect, just like the real deal would give you.I have three sons and I had my work cut out coming up...

 

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