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What Is Electrochemistry and Its Applications?

Mar 12, 2024 - Emily Newton

Most electrochemistry applications you’ll find in your daily life involve electrochemical cells. What is electrochemistry? Learn more now!

What Is Analytical Chemistry?

Mar 11, 2024 - Emily Newton

Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at analytical chemistry. What is it, what do scientists do in this field and why is it so important?

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How to Read the Periodic Table of Elements

Mar 7, 2024 - Emily Newton

Our guide makes it easy to read the periodic table of elements. Learn about atomic numbers, atomic mass, atomic symbols, and how to classify elements.

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Everyday Uses of Metalloids

Mar 7, 2024 - Emily Newton

Finding the metalloids/ semimetals on the perodic table is hard. Read more to learn about what are metalloids and where might you use them in your life.

What Are Equivalent Resonance Structures and How Do They Support Innovation?

Nov 18, 2023 - Emily Newton

What role do equivalent resonance structures play in chemists’ work? Learn about some real-world examples now.

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7 Everyday Examples of Aromatic Compounds

Oct 11, 2023 - Emily Newton

Several everyday examples of aromatic compounds help simplify this category organic chemistry, including coffee, vanilla and more.

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5 Chemical Properties of Tea

Sep 5, 2023 - Emily Newton

Tea is deceptively simple — it’s just a bunch of leaves, a few spices, and an accouterment to dress it up, right? The chemical properties of tea are more complicated, as the ingredients interact with…

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What Is Cryo-Electron Microscopy and What Is It Used For?

Jul 26, 2023 - Emily Newton

Innovations in biology and technology hinge on understanding the world on a molecular level. The more scientists learn about organisms and materials on the nanoscale, the better they can develop groundbreaking solutions to the world’s…

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Low Melting Point Metals for Casting

May 17, 2023 - Emily Newton

How hot is hot? There’s no standard definition for a low melting point metal, but considering most metals melt at over 1,000°F (537°C), those metals that disintegrate on the stovetop or even in a person’s…

The Chemistry of Proteins: New Perspectives on Nature’s Most Important Compounds

May 2, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

Proteins are essential building blocks of all life on earth. Recent discoveries have given us a new perspective on the chemistry of proteins.

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How Chemical Composition Analysis Solves Crimes

Mar 31, 2023 - Emily Newton

How do investigators know a stain is actually blood and not ketchup? Here’s a look at how chemical composition analysis identifies evidence.

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The Best Chemistry Sets for Kids Who Love Science

Feb 21, 2023 - Lou Farrell

Want a chemistry set for kids? Here are some of the best options for kids who enjoy hands-on scientific learning.