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.
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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: 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: 3 minutes Let’s take a look at the science of fireworks and how they get those amazing colors out of a simple explosion.
Read Time: 5 minutes Balancing chemical equations is a staple of high school chemistry. Here are some easy steps to help you learn how to balance chemical equations now.
Read Time: 4 minutes Chemistry is the branch of science that covers what things are made of and how they interact. Let’s explore the five main branches of chemistry.
Read Time: 4 minutes Bath bombs are more than a bath-time treat. These spheres of color and fizz are a complex ball of chemical reactions. Learn about bath bomb science now.
Read Time: 5 minutes This might sound like an intimidating subject to broach, so we’ve gathered some easy organic chemistry topics for beginners to set you on the right path.
Read Time: 5 minutes We all love things that glow in the dark. Let’s take a closer look at things that glow when the lights go out, and what makes them shine in the dark.
Read Time: 6 minutes Subatomic particles play a unique role we’re just starting to understand. Keep reading to take a closer look at several subatomic particle examples.
Read Time: 4 minutes Let’s take a closer look at the atomic structure and how these tiny invisible compounds can be responsible for everything in the universe.