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our atmosphere contains nonmetal elements and other compounds

Everyday Uses of Nonmetals

Sep 2, 2020 - Emily Newton

The properties of nonmetals vary due to the dramatic differences in these elements. However, they primarily appear as gasses. Keep reading to learn more.

10 At-Home Chemistry Experiments Kids Will Love

Sep 1, 2020 - Emily Newton

Chemistry experiments you can do at home are a fantastic way to keep kids engaged. Here are 10 at-home chemistry experiments kids will love.

close up of semicondutor containing the metalloid silicon

Everyday Uses of Metalloids

Aug 26, 2020 - 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.

aluminum beer cans on ice

Basic Metals: Everyday Uses

Aug 19, 2020 - Emily Newton

Metal is everywhere, and today we’re going to take a closer look at the basic metals. Also known as poor metals, you probably encounter quite a few of these in your daily life.

uranium bomb explosion is an example use of an actinide element

Everyday Uses of Actinides

Aug 12, 2020 - Emily Newton

Did you know that they used to use plutonium to power pacemakers? Keep reading to learn about the actinides properties and uses!

What Is Electrochemistry and Its Applications?

Aug 6, 2020 - Emily Newton

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

modern tvs contain lantanide elements

Everyday Uses of Lanthanides: The Rare Earth Elements

Aug 5, 2020 - Emily Newton

Also known as rare earth elements, these 14 elements all fall between the atomic numbers of 57 and 71 of the periodic table. Learn more now!

gold is one of the most common transition metals

Everyday Uses of Transition Metals

Jul 29, 2020 - Emily Newton

You encounter metals every single day, and chances are, the majority of the ones you encounter are the transition metals. What are transition metals?

magnesium is the alkaline earth element found in sparklers

Everyday Uses of Alkaline Earth Metals

Jul 22, 2020 - Emily Newton

We use different types of metals every day. Find out what elements make up the alkaline earth metals, and where might you encounter them in your daily life.

borax soap is one everyday use of alkali elements

Everyday Uses of Alkali Metals

Jul 15, 2020 - Emily Newton

What are alkali metals? Where might you encounter them in your everyday life? Here’s a quick refresher on Group 1 of the periodic table of elements.

How to Calculate Concentrations of Solutions and Mixtures

Jun 4, 2020 - Emily Newton

What are solutions? What are mixtures? How can chemists use concentration formulas, and can you replicate the process at home? 

A Quick Guide to the 3 Laws of Thermodynamics 

Mar 5, 2020 - Emily Newton

Without the laws of thermodynamics, scientists wouldn’t understand how energy and heat work. Learn about each law of thermodynamics now!

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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