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: Glen Brizius
Helium is a so-called "noble" gas, meaning that under almost any conditions, it does not chemically react with other elements. It contains a full outer valence shell of electrons, making each atom very reluctant to either donate or share valence electrons with surrounding elements to...
By: Ramona Taylor
Nobel Laureate Ernest Rutherford is known for being one of the first men to have split the atom. This father of modern nuclear physics also discovered protons, theorized about the existence of neutrons, and revised science’s view on the structure of the atom. All...
The uses of helium
By: Glen Brizius
Helium is a so-called "noble" gas, meaning that under almost any conditions, it does not chemically react with other elements. It contains a full outer shell of electrons, meaning that it is willing to neither donate nor share its electrons with neighboring atoms. This very...
How we benefit from chemical engineering
By: Madhusoodanan K.P
One of the most important benefits of chemical engineering is that it holds the potential to offer several job opportunities for individuals.From pharmaceuticals,fertilizers and chemicals,oil and gas,food processing and so on,several areas of industry and business utilize the basics of...
The newest elements on the periodic table
By: Effie Moore Salem
The newest elements on the periodic table are those numbered 111 through 118. On the paper chart issued by The American Society, these elements are blue; not the brighter hued blue or the violet tinted blue, but a powdery blue. On my chart which is...
Green chemistry: Pesticides
By: Glen Brizius
Green chemistry (see other articles on this site for an application of its principles) continues to be a major research topic for chemical industry. The need to quickly and easily generate compounds of chemical interest while minimizing toxicity and the generation of undesired byproducts is...
How the periodic table is used in chemistry
By: Brian Dodson
The periodic table organizes the chemical elements according to periodic trends in the chemical activity which has been discovered over centuries of research and discovery. The main value of the periodic table in chemistry is that the chemical properties of an element can be predicted...
How to read the electron configuration chart
By: Brian Dodson
The essence of chemistry is the redistribution of atomic valence electrons. This redistribution lowers the total energy of the atoms, thereby driving chemical reactions. The electronic configuration of an atom completely specifies the properties of all the electrons. Knowing the properties of an element's electrons...
How to get kids interested in chemistry
By: Elaine Sihera
The study of chemistry is the study of life itself, thus ignorance in the subject is not an option. By understanding chemistry, children make great strides in understanding the world around them and how things work. Chemistry provides the explanation for every routine thing they...
Interesting facts about carbon
By: Effie Moore Salem
The first and most basic fact of carbon is that without it there would be no life. It has been around ever since life has been since it is necessary that every living thing contain carbon. In its three forms it appears as diamonds, graphite...

 

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