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What Are Chemical Raising Agents?

Lucy Bell-Young

14th October 2020


Top view of muffin ingredients on a table, including raising agents, milk, butter and a whisk

While most of us are familiar with baking powder, there are many other chemical raising agents used to make bread, cake, and pastries. Also known as leavens, these different forms of raising agents release carbon dioxide during the baking process, causing bubbles and foaming to occur. This is what gives baked goods their… Continue reading »

What Skills Are Needed For STEM Careers?

Lucy Bell-Young

2nd October 2020


STEM isometric compositions with classroom activities teacher at board vector illustration

When pursuing a STEM career, be it in science, technology, engineering or maths, you will need to possess the relevant skills. STEM skills are necessary in these fields, and are used by professionals to comprehend and solve the complex problems encountered on a regular basis.  Sometimes, these are logical-mathematical problems that most of… Continue reading »

What Is STEM Education And Why Is It Important?

Lucy Bell-Young

25th September 2020


STEM with young man holding his hands

STEM education can be pursued by students who have good aptitude in science and maths subjects. It’s an education strand that’s offered throughout school, and in secondary school specifically to qualified students who are planning to take science-related courses in college. A good grounding in STEM is preparation for those who want to… Continue reading »

What Is Chemical Energy?

Lucy Bell-Young

16th September 2020


3D Illustration of an atom, which contains chemical energy

Chemical energy is what allows our bodies to keep functioning. In more basic terms, we, along with every living thing on this planet, need chemical energy to survive. Because it’s most commonly found in food, chemical energy is stored in the atoms, electrons, and molecular bonds that make up our bodies. From here,… Continue reading »

Different Types Of Chemical Reagents And Their Uses

Lucy Bell-Young

14th September 2020


Pipette adding fluid to one of several test tubes

In chemistry, reagents are compounds, substances, or mixtures used to examine chemical reactions. Commonly, a reagent is incorporated into a test to either produce a chemical reaction, or to check if a reaction would occur to begin with. Read on to discover more about how chemical reagents work, and what role they’re playing… Continue reading »

What Is A Reagent?

Lucy Bell-Young

11th September 2020


Lab assisstant using reagents in chemical analysis test tubes

If you’ve ever used a pregnancy test, a blood glucose test kit, or a coronavirus rapid test kit at home, then you’ve already used reagents. Technically, the reagent that you use in home test kits are your own body fluids. Usually, this is in the form of either urine or blood, since these… Continue reading »

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At The Science Blog, we write about the latest from the world of science, chemistry, and chemical manufacturing. You’ll find all sorts of science, chemical, and manufacturing resources here, from what pesticides are to the science behind a soda can. If you’re interested in a career in science or chemistry, you’ll find information about chemical careers, too.