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Introduction to Chemistry

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Do you wonder what chemistry is or why you would want to study it? Take a look at answers to some basic questions about chemistry.

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How to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water

Learn how to remove fluoride from drinking water.

Sugar Crystal Growing Problems

Sugar crystals, also known as rock candy, are great crystals to grow because they are beautiful, can be grown in any color of the rainbow, and because you can eat them. They aren't always the easiest crystals to grow. Here's how to solve problems growing sugar crystals.

August 2 Science History

Learn about the history of science by reading about the significant scientific events that took place on August 2 in history.

Science Ice Cream Recipes

Making ice cream is great way to enjoy a tasty treat, plus it involves several chemistry and other science concepts. Here's a collection of easy and fun science ice cream recipes, including classic liquid nitrogen ice cream, homemade Dippin' Dots, dry ice ice cream and more.

Natural Mosquito Repellents Aren't Automatically Safe

Natural insect repellents may be a better option than DEET or other synthetic chemical repellents, but you can't assume they are automatically safe. Here is what you need to know.

How To Grow Fructose Crystals

Grow sparkling clear crystals of fruit sugar or fructose with this simple recipe.

How to Remove Rust Stains

Rust stains can be a challenge to remove because some treatments actually set the stain rather than remove it. Use a little chemistry know-how to successfully remove a rust stain.

August 1 Science History

Learn about the history of science by reading about the significant scientific events that took place on this day in history.

Thermite Reaction

The thermite reaction is a highly exothermic reaction in which metal essentially burns. The thermite reaction has practical applications, such as for welding, plus it makes for a memorable chemistry demonstration. Here's how you can perform the thermite reaction, safely.

Chemical Snow Recipe

This is a recipe for chemical snow. This is a dry snow made from calcium silicate crystals. It's a fun crystal project or useful if you want snow that won't melt!

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