Fire is our sensory experience of a chemical reaction called combustion. Fire stimulates a lot of our senses at a time that it makes us create a scenario we expect to come from a physical thing. Combustion causes that to happen using fuel, heat and oxygen.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter. One half of the prize goes to Arnold while the other half is shared by Smith and Winter.
Study has found that the narrow diamond needles, could flex and stretch by as much as 9 percent without any breakage, then snap back to their original shape – much like rubber.
Water behaves strangely in comparison to other compounds with the same molecular structure. It also possesses many unusual properties that defy what we currently know about chemistry and physics. Find out why water has all these unusual properties.
A team of chemists from Indiana University has developed a new chemical principle which could help create specially engineered molecules that extract radioactive elements from nuclear waste. The method which could significantly reduce the volume of these radioactive materials will also be applicable to “molecules created to extract chemical pollutants from water and soil."
The process by which water conducts electricity has been captured for the first time ever using spectroscopic snapshots. Researchers were able to witness how water molecules pass along extra protons during the process of conductivity.
Onions make you cry because the chemical irritant known as syn-Propanethial S-oxide is released into the air during slicing. When this irritant comes in contact with the cornea – the front surface of the eye, it is detected by the central nervous system and eventually causes the lacrimal (tear) glands to release tears in order to wash the irritant and neutralize the effect.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has proposed names for the four newest elements which were verified in December last year. The proposed names for elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 are Nihonium (Nh), Moscovium (Mc), Tennessine (Ts) and Oganesson (Og) respectively.
Scientists at Designer Carbon Material are now producing world's most expensive material - endohedral fullerenes, which is valued at $167 million per gram.