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 Francium
By: Jamie Craig
Francium (Fr) is a group one alkaline metal. It has an atomic number of 87; meaning it has 87 protons and 87 electrons which are arranged in 7 different electron shells, the final shell containing just one electron. This means that francium could form a...
An overview about the chemical element Calcium
By: Harry Stevens
Calcium is a very important element to the body functions of nearly any animal. It is an element that has an atomic number of 20, meaning that it has 20 protons in its nucleus. Its chemical symbol is Ca. Its atomic mass, in atomic mass...
An overview about the chemical element Americium
By: Xauri'El Zwaan
Americium is an actinoid metal and a heavy transuranic element. In its pure state, freshly prepared Americium is a lustrous silver-white metal; it tarnishes slowly on contact with air. Its atomic number is 95; its atomic symbol is Am. It has an atomic mass of...
An overview of the periodic table of the elements
By: Jacob Myers
Periodic Table of Elements: Quantum Numbers The periodic table of elements consists of 118 of the purest substances known to man. It is arranged in order of atomic numbers and specific properties that identify each element into certain columns and rows known as groups and...
By: Allen Teal
As the Celsius temperature scale gains more acceptance in society, it becomes more important in daily life to be able to make the conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius and back. Celsius may sometimes be called Centigrade by old school science students. The more commonly accepted...
An overview about the chemical element Promethium
By: Xauri'El Zwaan
Promethium is a highly radioactive lanthanoid, a synthetic rare earth metal. In its pure state it is silver-gray and metallic, though it is almost always used as a compound. Its atomic number is 61; its atomic symbol is Pm. It has an atomic radius of...
By: Ernest Capraro
Aluminum is familiar to most everyone. Airplanes are made from aluminum, as are pop cans (soda cans if you prefer), garbage cans, bicycles. It has several advantages that make it ideal for such applications. For one, it is a fairly common metal. It has good...
An overview about the chemical element Hassium
By: Wendy R.
Hassium,whose symbol is Hs, is a chemical element with an atomic number of 108. Hassium is a solid at room temperature and is considered a radioactive man made metal, and a transition metal. Since its atomic number is 108, Hassium has one hundred eight...
By: Alison Bowler
Curium Symbol: Cm Atomic Number: 96 Atomic Mass: 247.0 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 1345 C (1618 K, 2444.0 F) Boiling Point: approx 3100 C (3400K, 5600F) Number of Protons: 96 Number of Electrons: 96 Number of Neutrons: 151 Classification: Rare Earth...
By: Alison Bowler
Beryllium Symbol: Be Atomic Number: 4 Atomic Mass: 9.012182 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 1278.0 C (1551.15 K, 2332.4 F) Boiling Point: 2970.0 C (3243.15 K, 5378.0 F) Number of Protons: 4 Number of Electrons: 4 Number...

 

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