What is Green Chemistry?

What is Green Chemistry?

Green chemistry – sometimes called sustainable chemistry – is not so much a field of chemistry dealing with a particular type of chemicals (like organic and inorganic chemistry) or looking at properties and structure (like analytical chemistry). Green chemistry is more a philosophical approach to how researchers and … [Read more...]

What is a Compound?

What is a Compound?

A chemical compound is defined as a chemical substance with two or more different elements that can be separated by various methods. It’s important to note that pure chemical elements in forms that contain more than one atom – such as H2 or S8 – are not considered compounds. In this case, these are called polyatomic … [Read more...]

The Hangover Continues: the morning after the night before

The Hangover Continues: the morning after the night before

Even a few hours’ sleep are not enough to erase all the alcohol consumed the night before, and if you ever experienced anything like this before, you probably woke up with a massive headache and dry mouth, not to mention an inability to even consider eating anything. In addition, a confused and dazed brain has trouble … [Read more...]

What is an Element? [part 2]

What is an Element? [part 2]

Last week we looked at what chemists class as an element and how that classification has changed throughout history, from very basic understanding of indivisible matter to relying on atomic number. Now, let’s have a closer look at some properties, starting with the all-important atomic number. Atomic number vs. … [Read more...]

The Rough Chemistry of Hangovers!

The Rough Chemistry of Hangovers!

After a glass of Champagne, a whisky and a couple of cocktails, we’re probably starting to feel a little “happier”. Cheeks are rosy, inhibitions are coming down and euphoria levels are high! This is the start of what doctors call alcohol intoxication, and happens when alcohol consumption overwhelms the liver and this … [Read more...]