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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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Acids and Bases Definitions

Understanding acids and bases is important for grasping chemistry concepts. Here's an introduction to acids and bases, with definitions for key acid and base terms.

Copper Facts

Get periodic table facts on the chemical and physical properties of the element copper.

July 28 Science History

Learn about the history of science by reading about the significant scientific events that took place on July 28 in history.

What Is the Difference Between Organic and Inorganic?

Organic compounds and inorganic compounds form the basis for chemistry. Here is a look at the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, plus examples of each type.

How To Make a Safe Glitter Lava Lamp

Learn how to make your own non-toxic glitter lava lamp.

Melting Ice Science Experiment

In the melting ice experiment, make a colorful ice sculpture while learning about freezing point depression and erosion.

July 27 Science History

Learn about the history of science by reading about the significant scientific events that took place on July 27 in history.

Does Salt in Coffee Reduce Bitterness?

Does adding salt to coffee reduce bitterness? Here's an answer to this cooking chemistry question.

Can You Touch Mercury?

Do you know what happens if you touch mercury or whether it is safe? Here's a look at what to expect and the health hazards of touching liquid mercury. Also, find out what to do in the event of a spill.

Why Oil and Water Don't Mix

Learn the chemistry explanation for why oil and water don't mix.

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