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 Niobium
By: Susan Kristoff
Niobium is an element that in its pure form is a dull grey ductile metal. In the periodic table, niobium has the symbol Nb and the atomic number 41, and is considered a paramagnetic metal in group 5 of table. Niobium is the 33rd most...
An overview about the chemical element Oxygen
By: Reynold Conger
Oxygen may be the most important element on Earth. Without Oxygen, there would be no life, no fire, no water and little decay.On the periodic table, Oxygen is atomic number 8 and has an atomic mass of 16. The nucleus consists 8 protons and...
By: G E Barr
H Cl and H 2 OMuriatic acid, or hydrochloric acid is found in dilute form in the human stomach. The betaine hydrochoride found in the human stomach can be 100,000 to 1 million times more acidic than water. It is a highly corrosive, mineral...
The discovery of helium
By: Sam Beever
Helium is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is inert, not reacting with any element, including itself, and so tiny that it is used to find microscopic leaks. How did we ever discover such an elusive element?Well, first we have to observe something that has...
An overview about the chemical element Helium
By: John Traveler
Helium is some really special stuff. All elements have properties which make them unique and in some cases extraordinary, but helium is an element with a whole list of exotic circumstances and notable effects. It is the second most abundant element in the universe, representative...
Guide to solar (photovoltaic) cells
By: JQ Adams
If you live in a larger home, chances are you're paying quite the sum on a monthly basis to keep the current flowing to your home. In some parts of the country, it's not uncommon to pay $100 a month just for electricity for a...
An overview about the chemical element Silver
By: Harry Stevens
Silver is considered by many as one of the most precious metals on the earth today. It is used in jewelery, building, and pretty much everything that needs it. So what are the numbers behind this mysterious metal? Well here they are.Silver's atomic number...
By: Ernest Capraro
The doorbell is a funny thing. It's always there, but you never think about it until something calls your attention to it - usually, the bell. Nitrogen is much the same. After all, it's all around you. Roughly 78% of the air we breathe is...
By: Alison Bowler
The pre-Columbian Indians of South America knew the element platinum. As far as the modern world of chemistry was concerned it was discovered by Antonio de Ulloa in South America in the year 1735. Antonio de Ulloa gave the metal the name platinum from the...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Potassium is an element found purely as a result of manufacturing, as in nature it would react violently with water, which of course is very abundant. As a compound potassium is fairly common, and is thought to make up around 1.5% of the earths...

 

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