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 to grow a big alum crystal
By: Abby Way
Growing crystals is a simple, rewarding pursuit! You have to feed growing pets, and water growing plants, but growing rocks is a hands-off activity. You can spend afternoons growing different kinds of crystals, and if you have a spare bookcase shelf or corner table, you...
An overview about the chemical element Iodine
By: Frank Will
Iodine deficiency is a problem throughout most of the world and Iodine is perhaps the most misunderstood and feared nutrient of all of the nutrients because of the potential for iodine poisoning.Acute iodine poisoning is actually very rare and only happens with dosages of...
How to grow a crystal rock garden
By: Abby Way
Many people spend money on overpriced "grow your own rock garden" kits, when they can just as easily make them for free! All you need are some basic supplies, patience, and a sense of curiosity. What's that? You have all three? Perfect, you can start...
By: Alison Bowler
Niobium Symbol: Nb Atomic Number: 41 Atomic Mass: 92.90638 amu Melting Point: 2468.0 C (2741.15 K, 4474.4 F) Boiling Point: 4927.0 C (5200.15 K, 8900.6 F) Number of Protons: 41 Number of Electrons: 41 Number of Neutrons: 52...
By: Alison Bowler
Ruthenium Symbol: Ru Atomic Number: 44 Atomic Mass: 101.07 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 2250.0 C (2523.15 K, 4082.0 F) Boiling Point: 3900.0 C (4173.15 K, 7052.0 F) Number of Protons: 44 Number of Electrons: 44 Number...
By: Gary C. Gibson
Since it was Einstein's German mentor that invented GA nerve agent in the first world war from some kind of insecticide concentrate, a kind of bug dope survival spray or lotion to neutralize various inhalant and topical chemical agents ought rightly to be invented as...
What cocaine is made of
By: Rena Sherwood
There are a few existing versions of the street drug known as cocaine (or blow, crack, gear and many more names). Perhaps we are most familiar with the white powdered form. But that is the end product of a dangerous and complicated process. In...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The human body is a very delicate structure that is composed of different chemicals. Without our immune system we would not be able to survive due to the hazards we are exposed to from chemicals and microbes. There is enormous number of synthetic and natural...
By: Alison Bowler
Ununtrium (Uut) is one of the most recently discovered of the elements making up the periodic table. It is one of the radioactive, man-made, super-heavy elements produced by the forcing together of two smaller atoms to form a large short lived atom. This particular element...
Alchemy: The science before science
By: Frances Stanford
Alchemy is an ancient science system and magic devoted to finding a way to transmute, or change, substances from one form into another. In their searches for the secret of transmutation, ancient alchemists made important discoveries that helped lay the foundations for the modern science...

 

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