Chemical reactions occur all around us all the time. They’re really fast because the molecules move so fast. But as you drop the temperature, these same molecules begin to slow down. Not particularly noticeably at first … the bigger thing you’ll notice is the reactions happen less frequently (the rate of reaction decreases) because there’s … More Super-cold Chemistry
Ever decided on all your New Year’s Resolutions and felt amazing? Only to feel awful in a few weeks when you’re sitting on the couch with your phone?
Read on about the science of goals. … More Goal-setting and achievement
If you’ve enjoyed the previous challenges of the Mystery Molecules, then have some fun solving for this latest one! It’s made up of 3 atoms As with many compounds, it’s toxic to humans, but is very important regardless The world contains about 3 billion metric tons of it In its gaseous state, it is … More Mystery Molecule 5
Do you know much about the periodic table, or is it just a distant memory from high school? If you’re interested in learning a bit more about this iconic image of science, read on! … More A basic introduction to the periodic table
What’s up with your milk? And those long words on the side, homogenised and pasteurised? They’re different processes that make your milk safe and pleasant to drink! … More Homogenised and Pasteurised … what does it mean?
The Mystery Molecule is back! Can you guess what this particular one is? … More Mystery Molecule 3
You’ve probably heard of it, or its cousin, CO2. And the fact that it’s deadly is given away by the image. But how much do you actually know about it? … More The Chemistry of Carbon Monoxide
It’s Valentine’s Day on Thursday, and whether you’re planning a romantic date or staying at home by yourself, you may still enjoy this post about the science of love! … More Science on Valentine’s Day
An orange turned purple? It’s true and the science is fascinating! … More The Purple Orange???
Everyone has glued something together at one point or another and many of us would have seen wonderful little geckos climbing up walls and across ceilings with seemingly no trouble. But how? … More Everyday Chemistry- Geckos and Glue