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.
Tips for making candy glass
By: Joan Collins
Movies make it look so dangerous. The bad guy flies through the window, gets up and brushes himself off. This seemingly dangerous feat is made safer by the fact that movie sets of old used candy glass in place of regular glass for windows when...
Tips for balancing chemistry equations
By: Tenebris
A chemical equation is scientific shorthand which describes what is happening during a chemical reaction. After a chemical equation is correctly balanced, it shows exactly how much of each reactant is required to produce a fixed amount of each product. This ratio will always remain...
By: Tenebris
With the widespread availability of helium gas for balloons and recreational dives, an increasing number of people have discovered for themselves that breathing helium does strange things to the voice. This phenomenon made an unusual kind of history when a special congratulatory call was made...
By: Lenna Gonya
One thing that most kids agree on is the fact that they find anything that looks and feels gross, yucky, or disgusting, appealing. While most adults find it less than attractive, kids especially like slime, and they like to make it themselves, especially during the...
By: Lenna Gonya
Some things never change, and you may be surprised to find that the same things that intrigued you as a child are interesting for today’s children as well. Science toys, while sometimes not on the top of our gift lists, are educational and fun...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Most children have done it one time or another. They suck down the helium from a balloon and squeak out a song or random babbling. An adult usually breaks up the party. Typically, they say something like this,”That’s not good for you&rdquo...
By: Patrick Sills
There are lots of things that people need to do in order to sustain themselves. Breathing oxygen happens to be at the top of the list of those requirements. However, when that precious oxygen has carbon mixed into the equation, it can be deadly. When...
By: Catherine Duffy
Carbon monoxide is a gaseous byproduct of combustion.Carbon monoxide is produced in nature by volcanoes and shifting tectonic plates. When the Earth was first formed carbon dioxide was released into the atmosphere as plates shifted and mountains formed. Carbon monoxide is still present in...
By: Alison Bowler
Gadolinium Symbol: Gd Atomic Number: 64 Atomic Mass: 157.25 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 1311.0°C (1584.15 K, 2391.8°F) Boiling Point: 3233.0°C (3506.15 K, 5851.4°F) Number of Protons: 64 Number of Electrons: 64 Number...
The basics of molecular geometry
By: Kary Stivers
Molecular geometry the name given to the geometry that describes the shape of a molecule. It can also be defined as the positions of the atomic nuclei in molecules. Not all molecules have the same shape of course. The shape of a molecule depends on...

 

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