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How To Make Instant Snow from Boiling Water

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

It's incredibly easy to make instant snow from boiling water. Sound impossible? Here's how to do this literally cool science water trick.



Water Is a Much Weirder Molecule Than You Think

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Here's a collection of weird and interesting water facts. Do you think you know everything about water science? You might be surprised!



Is It Safe To Touch Mercury?

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Do you know what happens if you touch mercury or whether it is safe? Here's what to expect, the health hazards, and what to do if there is a spill.



Learn How to Safely Dispose of Mercury

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Mercury is an extremely toxic metal that is found in fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermometers, and other household items. If you break a thermometer or a mercury-containing bulb, it's important to dispose of the mercury properly so that you don't accidentally poison yourself or contaminate the area with mercury.






See How To Perform Science Magic Tricks with...

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Use science to perform some simple water magic tricks. Get water to change colors and forms and to move in mysterious ways.



Have You Touched Liquid Mercury?

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Learn what happens when you touch mercury. Readers share their experience touching this toxic liquid metal.



What Is Tin Pest?

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Here is a look at what tin pest is, what causes and tin pest, and some historical significance of the phenomenon.



Mother Nature Not Cooperating? Make Snow Yourself

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

If you want snow, but Mother Nature won't cooperate, you can take matters into your own hands and make snow yourself! This is the homemade version of real water ice snow, just like the snow that falls from the sky except without the need for clouds.



Calculate Activation Energy from Reaction Rate...

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

This example problem demonstrates how to determine the activation energy of a reaction from reaction rate constants at different temperatures.



Learn About the Kinds of Organic Compounds

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Learn about the types of organic compounds and get examples of important organic molecules.



Organic Versus Inorganic

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Molecules and compounds can be classified as either organic or inorganic. Here's how to tell the difference.



Know the Chemical Storage Color Codes

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

This is a table of chemical storage code colors, as devised by J. T. Baker. These are the standard color codes in the chemical industry.



Convert Pounds Per Square Inch or PSI to...

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

This example problem demonstrates how to convert the pressure unit pounds per square inch (psi) to atmospheres (atm).



Chemistry Projects to Celebrate Valentine's Day

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Love has a lot to do with chemistry, so if you want to connect Valentine's Day with chemistry, you've come to the right place. Take a look at these chemistry projects and topics that relate to Valentine's Day.



Special Effects Science - Chemistry Behind...

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

It isn't magic that makes movies look so cool. It's done using computer graphics and smoke and mirrors, which is a fancy name for



Definition of Acute Health Effect

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

This is the definition of acute health effect.



Here's the Reason Why Dry Ice Makes Fog

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Dry ice is used for smoke and fog special effects. Learn what dry ice is and how it makes fog.



How To Make Ice Spikes in your Freezer

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Ice spikes are tubes or spikes of ice that form rarely in nature, but you can make them in your own freezer quite simply. Here's what you do.



Learn How To Assign Oxidation States from a...

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

The oxidation state of an atom in a molecule refers to the degree of oxidation of that atom. Oxidation states are assigned to atoms by a set of rules based on the arrangement of electrons and bonds around that atom. This means any single atom can have a different oxidation state from a similar atom in a different molecule. This example problem shows how to assign oxidation states to a variety of atoms in molecules.



Review Calorimetry and Heat Flow with This...

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

This step by step guide provides sample calorimetry and heat flow chemistry problems, worked out by an expert in this field. Page 2.



Learn the Causes of Colored Snow

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

You may have heard that snow can be found in other colors besides white. It's true! Red snow, green snow, and brown snow are relatively common. Really, snow can occur in just about any color. Here's a look at some common causes of colored snow.



Enediol Definition

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Enediol definition as used in chemistry.



Calculate Solubility Product of an Ionic Solid...

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

This example problem demonstrates how to determine the solubility product of an ionic solid in water from a substance's solubility.



Why Is the Ocean Blue? Here's How It Works

2016-09-30T11:02:46Z

Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue? Have you ever wondered why the ocean is sometimes another color, like green, instead of blue? Here's the science behind the color of the sea.