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.
Discovery of four new elements which atomic numbers are 113, 115, 117 and 118, marks the complete of Periodic Table's Seventh Row. Ununtrium (Uut), Ununpentium (Uup), Ununseptium (Uus), and Ununoctium (Uuo) respectively are the temporary names given to the elements.
A really simple and cool density science experiment that anyone can do at home. All you have to do is pour water, oil and syrup into an empty glass.
Nitrogen Triiodide (NI3) is a highly unstable contact explosive compound that explodes even when a relatively small quantities of energy is applied.