Category Archives: chemistry

Smoke, smells and physical property transformations are what chemistry is all about.

On February 19, 2010 a new element was officially named, making 112 total. How many can you name? Name the Elements Contributed by John, a student.
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Did you know that pure calcium is a silver-gray metal that is soft enough to easily cut with a knife? It burns with an intense red flame, and when in powered form it reacts violently with water to release free hydrogen.   Although one of the most common elements on Earth, it is never found…
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 Historically organic chemistry was believed to be unique to living things. However, this was disproved in 1828 when an organic compound known as urea was produced in an inorganic chemical reaction between ammonia and cyanate.  Findings that disprove science "facts" can be a way to win an online science fair contest.
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  Chemistry is divided into two basic categories, organic and inorganic. Organic chemistry deals with carbon compounds and living things. Inorganic chemistry deals with basically everything else. The EDU-8355 Super Chem 120 Science Kit will help kids to explore chemistry in the kitchen and can be used to create a science fair project.  
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Last week we talked about holiday candy science fair projects that you can complete. This week I’d like to talk about another holiday project that you can work on, chromatography science fair projects. Chromatography, if you don’t already know, is a very simple process that involves the separation of colors or particles in a solution…
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