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Chemistry: Featured Facts
Oil Viscosity
Chemistry / Chemical Properties

Everybody recognizes 'oil' as a word for liquid materials that do not behave like water. They have a 'thickness' and self-cohesive character (autocohesion) that enables them to form a film on a surfac continue reading this fact

What Is Arsenic?
Chemistry / Elements and Compounds

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element widely distributed in the earth's crust. In the environment, arsenic is combined with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds. Arsenic continue reading this fact

Why does popcorn pop?
Chemistry / Food

The evolution of the popcorn kernel as it is exploding. Compare the sizes before and after it has popped. Popcorn is the most amazing food! It all starts with a kernel only several millimeters in diameter which explodes into a 40-50 times bigger fluffy, tasty, white wonder. The kernel is made of three par continue reading this fact

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Atmospheric Chemistry:
  1. Knocking the NOx Out of Coal
  2. Ozone: Good Up High, Bad Nearby
  3. SO2: What is it? Where does it come from?
Chemical Composition:
  1. Liquid Glass Is All Wet
Chemical Properties:
  1. Carbon Dating
  2. Oil Viscosity
  3. The Melting Point
  4. What Is A Mole?
  5. What is Oxidation?
  6. What Is pH?
Chemical Reactions:
  1. Catalysts
  2. Chemical Burning
  3. Exploding Fertilizer
  4. Fire Retardant Gels
  5. How Sublime
  6. It's Crying Time Again
  7. Luminol; Trick-or-Treat or Terrible Feat
  8. Spontaneous Combustion
  9. Warmer Hands (And Toes) Through Chemistry
  10. What Are Aerosols?
  11. What Give Batteries Their Charge?
  12. What Is Reduction?
  13. What Makes a Candle Burn?
  14. When Chlorine Met Sodium...
  15. Why Does Cement Set?
  16. Why Doesn't Glue Get Hard In The Plastic Bottle?
Elements and Compounds:
  1. Hydrogen - The Simplest Element
  2. Hydrogen Reaction Experiment Reaps a Surprise
  3. Ice That Burns
  4. Nitrogen Gas and Compounds
  5. Radioactive Radon
  6. Radon, A Rare Element
  7. Table Salt - It's All In The Ions
  8. Turning Oil Into Gas
  9. Uses Of Hydrocarbons
  10. What Are Isotopes?
  11. What Is A Half-life?
  12. What Is Acetone?
  13. What Is Arsenic?
  14. What Is The Periodic Table?
Food:
  1. Was Popeye Wrong?
  2. Why does popcorn pop?
  3. Your Nose Knows!
Medicine:
  1. Take Two And Call Me In The Morning

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