Read Time: 4 minutes What is stoichiometry? It sounds intimidating, but it’s a simple concept that’s critically important to chemistry. Learn more now!
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Were you paying attention? The chemical reactions in your screen made it possible to read this. Why is chemistry important?
It is the branch of science pertaining to classifying substances of matter. It looks into the base forms of elements and studies how these elements react, change, and combine to form new chemicals.
Chemistry is central to everyday life. You need chemistry for baking and cooking. It tells the leaves when to change colors in the fall and helps the fermentation process in beer, wine, cheese, and yogurt. The batteries that power your smartphone, portable game, and wireless headphones all rely on electrochemical or redox reactions. You even conduct a mini science experiment every time you use your favorite cologne or perfume – find out why!
And next time you go to bake your favorite dessert or charge your phone, be sure to thank the chemical reactions that make it possible.
Explore the posts on our easy to understand chemistry blog to better familiarize yourself with topics in the field.
Read Time: 4 minutes What is physical chemistry? Here are some physical chemistry examples and a look at the broader goals of the discipline itself.
Read Time: 5 minutes Biochemistry demonstrates the practicality of the scientific method very well. Let’s explore several biochemistry topics & their applications.
Read Time: 4 minutes Rock candy is easy to make and a great science experiment. Let’s look at the science behind it. Then, make your own with a rock candy recipe.
Read Time: 5 minutes There are three broad types of measurement error in science. Keep reading to learn more and to avoid making the same mistakes in your own experiments.
Read Time: 4 minutes What’s the difference between acids and bases? Most liquids fall under one of these two categories. Read on to learn more about the classifications.
Read Time: 3 minutes Let’s take a look at the science of fireworks and how they get those amazing colors out of a simple explosion.