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The Chemistry Of Natural Water

The purpose of this experiment is to explore the hardness of the water on campus. Hard water has been a problem for hundreds of...

The discovery of Plutonium

An American Chemist named Glenn T. Seaborg discovered plutonium in 1941 at Berkeley University in California. The discovery of Plutonium was not announced until...

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry is the branch of chemistry principally concerned with determining the chemical composition of materials, which may be solids, liquids, gases, pure elements,...

Silicon – The Second Most Abundant Substance On The Earth

Silicon is the raw material most often used in integrated circuit (IC) fabrication. It is the second most abundant substance on the earth. It...

Platinum, metallic element

Platinum is a relatively rare, chemically inert, metallic element. It symbol is Pt, atomic number is 78, and its atomic weight is 195. 09....

The Development and Control of Chemical and Biological Warfare

The year, 600 BC. Solon, the legislator of the Athenians, contaminated the River Pleisthenes with hellebores (skunk cabbage) to give the defenders of Kirrha...

How Is Helium Produced

Production: Although Helium is one of the most common elements in the universe it is a rare gas on earth. It exists in the...

Cadmium And Sewage Sludge

This essay concentrates on the heavy metal cadmium, and its occurrence in the environment, its pathways into and out of the human body and...

Carbohydrates and lipids/fats

Carbohydrates and lipids/fats are a very important part of our lives. They have many similarities and differences among each other, which distinguish them from...

The History of the Periodic Table of Elements

Periodic Table Dmitri Mendeleev was born in Tobolsk, Siberia; on February 7, 1834 . He was the youngest of 14 children born to Maria...

Robert Boyle – The Founder Of Modern Chemistry

Robert Boyle is considered both the founder of modern chemistry and the greatest English scientist to live during the first thirty years of the...

Chemistry of Crime

The first images of JonBenet Ramsey that were broadcast to the world showed a pretty little girl in heavy make-up and flamboyant costumes parading...

Phosphorus: Chemical Reactions of Phosphorus and Its Importance

Aluminum sulfate reacts with phosphates to create aluminum phosphate and a sulfate. The conversion of the phosphate to aluminum phosphate is very important because...

Bhopal, India Chemical accident, 1984

Just after midnight on December 3, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India had a chemical leak accident. The chemical that was released into...

Puget Sound Report Details Industry’s Toxic Chemical Shipyards

Puget Sound Report Details Industry's Toxic Chemical Shipyards, oil refineries, and pulp and paper mills put the health of Puget Sound at risk by...

The History of Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of the composition and structure of materials and of the changes that materials undergo. It is also used in improving...

Alchemy – The Predecessor of Modern Chemistry

There are many ways to examine the subject of alchemy, including alchemy as a source of symbolism, psychology, and mysticism. It has also been...

Effect of photosyntheses and respiration on the environment

The environment can be defined as the surroundings in which as organism lives, including the climate, the physical and chemical conditions of its habitat...

Chemistry hits the beach

In our society it's a given that suntans look attractive, and it's also understoud that they can be harmful, and downright unhealthy. So what...

Chemistry: Ozone (O3) and Oxygen (O2)

Ozone (O3) is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, similar to the oxygen we breathe (O2), however oxygen consists of only two oxygen...

Chemistry research on Magnesium

Magnesium is the twelfth element on the periodic table. It is located in the second group called the alkaline earth metals. Natural magnesium contains...

The world according to Dalton

John Dalton (1766-1844), was a British chemist and physicist, who developed the atomic theory upon which modern physical science is based. Dalton was born...