By: Samantha Rothbauer
Gunpowder, or black powder is a very important factor in chemistry. Although gunpowder can explode, it is primarily used as a propellant. Invented by the Chinese in the 9th century, gunpowder was mainly composed of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. When the ingredients were ground...
By: Kristin Cloyd
The human body is one of the most complex and in depth mammals to walk this planet. The human body is so well thought out and made, it is almost as if it was a planned, in depth process in the making. When the first...
By: Danny Koenig
The human body is the most complex yet simple combination of natural elements. First off the elements in the body are: Oxygen (65%) Carbon (18%) Hydrogen (10%) Nitrogen (3%) Calcium (1.5%) Phosphorus (1.0%) Potassium (0.35%) Sulfur (0.25%) Sodium (0.15%) Magnesium...
By: Jake Mcdermott
Helium, the second element on the periodic table of elements, is a very underrated discovery. This leader of the noble gases is a very important treasure and we should thank the man who detected it, Pierre Jansen. Pierre stumbled upon the element of helium when...
By: Andrew Goff
The idea that everything on this planet is made of matter has been around for thousands of years, as has the idea that all matter is composed of some time of smaller, indivisible particle. That theory was never really tested experimentally until later, as the...
By: Janet Grischy
From a scientific point of view, Comet McNaught, also called C/2006P1, was a chance to study the way our universe works. Discovered in August of 2006 by Scottish-Australian astronomer Robert McNaught, who has found 40 comets (so far), alone or in collaboration, it became the...
By: Kristin Cloyd
Building and constructing a volcano that erupts for a project, presentation, or just mere pleasure is a lot more simple than it may sound. There are only a few steps involved. If you are unaware, the mixture of baking soda and vinegar causes an "eruption"...
By: Julia Lustig
INTRODUCTIONA hydrate is a compound that contains water. After the water is removed, the solid that remains is called the anhydrous salt, or anhydrate for short. Our goal for this lab was to first determine the percent of water in the compound, then find out...
By: Julia Lustig
Fireworks were said to have occurred around 2,000 years ago in China. They were actually found by a Chinese cook when she was mixing kitchen ingredients one day. She mixed KNO3, sulfur, and charcoal, and simply heated them in an oven in her kitchen...
By: Julia Lustig
LSD, also known as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide is a potent hallucinogenic drug, which is also called a psychedelic drug. Lysergic acid was first discovered in Switzerland in 1083. LSD is sensitive to oxygen, ultraviolet light, and chlorine, especially in solution, though its potency may last...

 

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