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: Alison Bowler
Around many discos and parties, the multicolored glow sticks have become a very familiar sight. These fun items utilize the property of chemiluminescence to produce their light. To get a glow stick to work a person has to break a thin walled fragile tube contained...
Why helium is only transported in small pressurized containers
By: Marisa de la Flor
Helium is the second element of the periodic table in the noble gas family. It is also known for being inert, which means it generally does not react with any of the elements. Helium also has the distinctive characteristic of an extremely low boiling temperature...
By: Ernest Capraro
Lead is the classic example of a heavy metal. Dense, soft, and dull gray in color, it isn't anything terribly inspiring to look at. Yet it grabbed the attention of the now ancient alchemists for its very similar properties to gold, which was dense, soft...
Difference between polar and nonpolar molecules
By: Triana Rathads
The chemical polarity of a molecule dictates many of its properties, such as a polar molecule has a higher boiling point. Polarity is also involved in the interactions with other molecules, for example, water is a polar molecule, and easily dissolves other polar molecules such...
The chemical properties of benzoyl peroxide
By: Jason M. Kim
The Chemical Properties of Benzoyl Peroxide Concerning Transportation Benzoyl Peroxide is commonly found as a white granular tasteless and odorless flammable solid that is used as a bleaching agent for flour, fats, waxes, and oils, as a polymerization catalyst, and in pharmaceuticals; such as the...
By: Erin Moss
Neon lights have dazzled humankind for years. The glow from these devices attracts people into many establishments. The secret that many would be surprised to know about "neon" lights is that most of these contain gases other than neon. Neon has a very distinct color...
By: Erin Moss
In the 1980s, the dairy industry in the US pushed the importance of dairy with the advertising slogan: "milk, it does a body good." Typically, when the average person thinks of why milk is good for the body, they think of the fact that...
By: Anthony Khoo
Unlike other gases such as oxygen or chlorine, neon is an extremely unreactive, odourless and colourless gas. Due to its very stable and unreactive nature, Neon was hence very hard to discover, and even using modern techniques remains difficult to detect. The ascertainment of this...
By: Anthony Khoo
The element helium is the second most abundant element found in the universe, and also one of the most unique. There are many types of Helium, and these varieties are known as isotopes. Isotopes of an element contain the same number of protons (positive particles)...
By: Anthony Khoo
Calcium is a vital element in the human body and plays many important biological functions, especially in muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission and bone mineralization. An understanding of calcium chemistry is vital to both recognizing and appreciating the importance of calcium in relation to biological...

 

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