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.
An overview about the chemical element Astatine
By: Janet Grischy
Modern physicists have achieved the dream of the alchemists: transmutation. However, they do not bother with changing lead into gold. The energy costs would be too high and such an enterprise would not add to humanity's store of knowledge. They do transmute elements though, and...
By: Jane Allyson
What on earth would we do if hair dye was taken away from us? It is a wondrous substance that helps to cover our grey hair and keep us looking younger, or it gives us that extra, all important boost to our appearance. Basically, instead...
By: Tiffany Belle
Fake blood can be a great accessory for a Halloween party or even you actual Halloween costume. Add some flare to your Halloween costume by putting fake blood on your clothes. Scare your party goers or trick-or-treaters by splattering fake blood around and outside your...
By: Janet Grischy
Before history began people worked copper. Before humans could write they knew how to make use of its strength and beauty in ornaments, tools, and weapons that can still be seen in museums worldwide. It was easily accessible in its native state, and soft enough...
Why ice floats on water
By: TheBlogger
Water is considered to be a Universal Solvent, and can dissolve a lot of minerals, liquids, substances and even metals. This is one property of water that separates it from other liquids and sunbstances. Water can dissovle tang powder, and other protein powders to create...
By: Janet Grischy
Gold is an ancient metal. Too soft for use in its native state, it was alloyed with silver, zinc, copper, or nickel for use in jewelry or coinage. Now it is deposited into integrated circuits in tiny quantities, used in dentistry, to protect satellites from...
College science fair project topics
By: James Johnson
College Science Fairs are not common, but should basically be an extension of High School Science Fairs. They obviously need to be much more detailed and specific, highlighting new ideas and concepts in the various fields of science. What are some potential topics that could...
By: Janet Grischy
Cadmium is a potent poison. It has no role whatsoever in the human body and exposure to it causes cancer. We only use it in industry and art when we must, and then we must take strong precautions.Cadmium, symbol Cd, has an atomic number...
An overview about the chemical element Cobalt
By: Tasha Raymond
Atomic Symbol: CoAtomic Number: 27Atomic Weight: 58.9332Atomic Category: Transition metalsMelting Point: 1495 degrees CelsiusBoiling Point: 2927 degrees CelsiusAppearance: Metallic with gray tingeOne of the oldest known transition metals, Cobalt has been around for centuries. Sculptures and jewelry from the ruins of Pompeii (destroyed 79...
An overview about the chemical element Boron
By: Tasha Raymond
Atomic Number: 5Atomic Symbol: BAtomic Category: metalloidAtomic Mass: 10.81 Boiling Point: 4000 degrees CelsiusMelting Point: 2075 degrees CelsiusAppearance: Black/brownBoron, and it's numerous compounds, have been to some extent since the times of early Egypt. Egyptians relied on an ore known as natron, which is...

 

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