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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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How to Read the Periodic Table of Elements

Mar 28, 2023 - 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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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.

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The Best Chemistry Sets for All Ages

Feb 15, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

Explore the wonders of the natural world today with the best chemistry sets for all ages and experience levels. 

What Are the Features and Capabilities of Carbon Fiber Structure?

Feb 13, 2023 - Emily Newton

What is carbon fiber? What makes the carbon fiber structure unique and so useful? And why do material scientists and engineers continue exploring and expanding the possibilities for this material?

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7 Amazing Ways We Use Nanocellulose

Jun 4, 2021 - Emily Newton

Nanocellulose — it’s lightweight, strong, flexible and made from one of the most abundant materials on earth: plant matter. It may also be the solution to the world’s plastic problem.

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NASA's Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on the red planet on February 18, 2021. The rover's main goal is to search for signs of alien life. Perseverance will also collect rock samples and regolith for a possible return to earth. Thumbnail Credit: NASA

The term 5G has been a buzzword on the internet for some time now, but what exactly is this technology and how is it different from our current 4G networks? Watch this video Tech Vision to learn about this technology or read our article about 5G technology before it becomes mainstream. Thumbnail Designed by Freepik