The Giant Hogweed is a hot topic in the U.S., U.K. and Europe, as well it should be! The chemistry of this plant produces horrific blisters that can kill.
Metals are often confusing. Let’s explore the definition of a metal through chemistry via the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Moisture condenses onto glass, forming condensation droplets. What forces are at work in their formation, in their combining, and in their disruption?
Chemistry has been praised and it has been condemned. What about in the case of organophosphates? Is this better living through chemistry?
When you think of carbon, you may think of charcoal, but carbon is much more than just burnt toast. The fast and slow paths of the carbon cycle are critical for life on Earth.
There are various methodologies for chemical separation and purification. Two of these are fractional crystallization and fractional distillation.
Sugarcane is harvested, crushed, the juice collected and converted to raw sugar. Is cane juice crystallization to raw sugar a chemical or a physical change?
Archaeology uses chemistry methods to examine, restore, and preserve ancient artifacts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. How can Chemists turn back time?
Materials science covers a number of disciplines, including nanomaterials used in electronics and biomedical supplies. This is a growing field and new research is fascinating.
New research has found a way to reverse the chemical process of combustion – Scientists have discovered how to use graphene to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol.