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what is glass made of?

What is Glass Made of?

Imagine someone walking up to you asking, what is glass actually made of? and you as a chemistry lover not being able to answer, can you imagine how awkward that will be? Well, I should know because this unpleasant moment is one too familiar, I was in a lovely conversation with a boy one day and suddenly he asked me a question that made me regret waking up that day. He said, Daniel what is Read more…

How To Make Hot Ice

Hot ice, such a contradictory word. How in the world is ice supposed to be hot? it’s in nature to be cold. Hot ice isn’t called hot ice just because it’s hot, it’s called hot ice because of its behavior. Its chemical name is Sodium Acetate and you can prepare this cool chemical right at home and store it in your lab, that’s if you have one. You’re going to need a few simple things Read more…

How to make hot ice
Nuclear Transmutation

Nuclear Transmutation: Transforming One Element to Another

It was first discovered in 1901 by Ernest Rutherford and Fredrick Soddy that radioactive thorium was converting itself into radium, a process known as nuclear transmutation. What is nuclear transmutation? It is defined as the process by which one chemical element is transformed into a new one. And this can be achieved either by nuclear reactions (when an outside particle reacts with the nucleus) or radioactive decay (which thorium underwent to turn into radium). Most Read more…

Why Carbohydrates Make You Fat but Fat and Oils Don’t

Ever wondered why your intake of fat-rich foods hasn’t led you to get fat? But yet that waste line won’t look so good if you tried consuming pancakes for a week. Most people don’t know this but the excess intake of carbohydrates helps in increasing your weight. And the fats and oils like butter, nuts, and buttery avocados don’t contribute to increasing your weight at all, on the contrary, it does the opposite, helping you Read more…

carbohydrates make you fat
what's cold

If heat’s the transfer of energy, what’s cold?

I woke up this morning oddly puzzled by a question that popped up in my head If heat is the transfer of energy?.. How the heck do you then define cold This question left me thinking the rest of the day, trying to get myself to answer my own question Cold is generally known as a state with little heat, particularly when compared with the temperature of the human body But what’s the chemistry behind Read more…

How Long Would You Last in Space without Your Helmet

Before reading this article i’d like you to take a moment of thought, how long do you think you would last in space without your helmet? Give yourself an estimate and let me know in the comment section how long you first thought you’d last before reading Ok i’m sure you’ve noticed astronauts with their big helmets and bulky suits making them look like overfed hamsters learning how to walk ( no offence astronauts, i Read more…

How long would you last in space without your helmet
Why coffee keeps you awake

Why Coffee Keeps You Awake

Why coffee keeps you awake I know what you’re thinking, this is a dumb question right? Everyone knows that the reason why coffee keeps you awake is because of the caffeine in it. But I’ve got a question for you, how does the caffeine keep you all jazzed up and active through work and stress? Don’t know why? then continue reading to find out But if you do know why, then i think we can Read more…

The how to guide to making your own fizzy drinks

Ah! fizzy drinks just the thought of them makes my taste buds tingle. People all over the world love them , it’s not a surprise they’re one of the most consumed kind of beverage. But how do they make these mouth watering, tangy fizzy drinks?, Like what adds the fizz to the fizzy drink? I’ve wondered this for a long time and i’m sure you’ve been wondering it too But wonder no longer, you’ll find Read more…

The How To Guide To Making Your Own Fizzy Drinkss
Plasma

Plasma (The fourth state of matter)

What’s well known to everyone is that are three basic states of matter, that’s solid, liquid and gas. Solids have their atoms packed together strongly and contain very little kinetic energy. Liquid a nearly incompressible fluid that conforms to the shape of its container. Gas a state of matter that has no fixed shape and no fixed volume and a lot of kinetic energy. But what’s not also well known to people is that those aren’t Read more…

Tips on studying chemistry

Chemistry!, it’s either you love it or you hate it and most people hate it, and i mean really hate it. Chemistry is the study of matter and the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances. And topics under the subject take a significant amount of time and effort to comprehend, frustrating students in the process. Over the years I’ve interviewed some students studying the subject Read more…

Tips on studying Chemistry
How To name organic compounds

How to name organic compounds

If you’re reading this article right now then you might probably be wondering how to name organic compounds properly. Maybe it’s because of a test, or an assignment in class or maybe you’re just curious, any which way Naming organic compounds is very easy to do when you’ve properly grasped the basics, and those simple basics is what i’ll be teaching you in this article. Naming the Organic compounds As we should all know by Read more…

Ionic equilibrium- Definition and calculations

Hey there!…. before we start this article on “ionic equilibrium” i would just like to refresh your memory on just what an ion is. Ions are charged particles of atoms which are created when a certain atom loses or gains extra electrons to attain a net negative or positive charge. All caught up?….if you don’t still understand what an ion is, or you just want more details on it, use the link to refer to my Read more…

how to memorize the periodic table

How to memorize the periodic table

We’ve all got to admit that memorizing the periodic table has proven challenging, even just the first 20 elements isn’t so easy for most people. Well i don’t blame anyone for not being able to memorize it, the periodic table is made out of a 118 elements with more still being added to the list because of new discoveries. And it takes a lot of hard work and effort to memorize the whole thing. But luckily, they’re Read more…

How The Atomic Bomb was Made

If you’re a Spongebob fan like yours truly….you must have noticed in a few scenes when a huge blast occurs with a mushroom looking cloud Well that”s what we call Nuclear detonation, created often by nuclear bombs. But what is a nuclear bomb? A nuclear bomb is a weapon of mass destruction created by nuclear physicists in a laboratory in Berlin in 1938 developed during the World War II The development of nuclear technology lead Read more…

How the atomic bomb was made

Chemical bonds-Types and Definition

Chemical bonds – Definition Chemical bonds are attractions between two atoms, ions or molecules that enables formation of chemical compounds. A stable compound occurs when the total energy of the combination has lower energy than the separated atoms. Types of chemical bonds Chemical bonds are divided into two main types. Electrovalent or ionic bonds. Covalent or bonds. Electrovalent (ionic) bonds Electrovalent ( ionic ) bonds are chemical combinations which involves the transfer of valence electrons Read more…

The periodic table- Definition and classifications

The periodic table The periodic table is the most important classification in chemistry. it is the tabular display of the arrangement of elements in order of increasing atomic number so that elements with similar atomic structures and chemical properties appear in vertical columns. The atomic number of an element is calculated by the number of protons present in the atom. In an atom the number of protons is equal to the number electrons making it Read more…

Introduction to organic chemistry

Organic chemistry– Definition Organic chemistry is defined as the scientific study of the way carbon bonds with other elements like Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulphur, Nitrogen to form organic compounds. it involves the study of their structure, properties, composition, reactions and synthesis. It contributes by providing us with food, clothing, ink, rubber and other uses too many to mention. The ultimate source of organic compounds is the sun. Carbon combines with chlorophyll in green leaves in the Read more…

How fire works

We all use and need fire in our lives, But to most of us how fire works is still a mystery. In this article i’ll be explaining exactly what it is. Like every other thing in chemistry, Fire is just a simple reaction involving the combination of the various reactants and leading to a final product But in its case we call the reaction combustion which involves Fuel, oxygen and heat, mix these three things and you have Read more…

how fire works

Atoms, ions and molecules

  We’ve certainly all heard of the word atom, whether it’s from a movie or a friend or even in school, we’re all familiar with word but yet most people still don’t know what it is or why it even exists. In this article i’ll be giving you the basic knowledge on everything you need to know about the atom. Atom-Definition An atom is the smallest part of an element that can ever exist an still Read more…

Mass percentage- Definition and calculations

Mass percentage– Definition Mass percentage is a method used to represent the concentration of an element in a compound or a component in a mixture. The mass of 1 mole of a compound is the sum of all the masses of the moles of its component elements. Mass percentage is calculated as the mass of a component divided by the total of the mixture, multiplied by 100%, We can calculate the percentage by mass of Read more…

Mole- Definition and molar mass calculations

Before we go into how to calculate the molar mass of a substance let’s go through a preview of what a mole is. Mole– Definition This is the SI unit measure of a quantity “chemical entity”, such as atoms, electrons, or protons. It’s standard definition defines it as the amount of substance that contains as many particles as there are atoms in 12 grams of carbon-12, so 1 mol is said to contain 6.022 × Read more…

Molecular mass- Definition and calculations

  Molecular mass is actually a pretty simple topic and not as complicated as it looks in most textbooks, well firstly!… Molecular mass– Definition The molecular mass of an element or a compound is the number of times the average mass of one molecule of that substance is heavier than one twelfth the mass of one atom of carbon-12 ( carbon-12 is one of the two allotropes of carbon found in nature and the most Read more…