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How is Titration Used in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Lucy Bell-Young

7th April 2021

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Student holding Erlenmeyer flask carrying out titration

Titration is a process commonly used to quantify a substance in a solution. One of the more popular analytical techniques, you may remember performing titration experiments at school. But this simple process is precise enough to be used in a wide range of industrial applications. Most notably, titration is used in the pharmaceutical industry… Continue reading »

What Is Hallucination?

Lucy Bell-Young

31st March 2021

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Hallucination concept, delirium in EKW tunnel

When talking about hallucination, we usually think of it as a visual experience as they involve seeing something that isn’t there. But a hallucination can actually involve any number of your five senses: it can be tactile, olfactory, gustatory, somatic, or a combination of these.  While hallucinations are known to be triggered by… Continue reading »

What Chemicals Are In Heroin?

Lucy Bell-Young

24th March 2021

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Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs in the world because of the euphoric effects it has. These are facilitated by the concoction of chemicals in heroin, including opium alkaloids like codeine, thebaine, and noscapine. Chemically, this drug is otherwise known as diacetylmorphine or diamorphine, the latter referring to medical grade heroin. … Continue reading »

10 of the Most Entertaining Science Experiments in 2021

Lucy Bell-Young

24th February 2021

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For anyone with an interest in science that doesn’t have access to a lab, YouTube can be your best friend. Professional and amateur chemists all over the world post their science experiments on YouTube for viewers to be amazed and educated by. We’ve found some of the best science experiments on YouTube. Here… Continue reading »

Why Do Mentos React With Coca-Cola?

Lucy Bell-Young

17th February 2021

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The Coke-Mentos experiment is one of the most popular science experiments – and also one of the most well-known. It’s relatively easy to do because the materials are readily available: with nothing but a few Mentos and a bottle of Coke, you can trigger an immediate, explosive reaction, making this a very simple… Continue reading »

The Evolution of the Ampoule

Lucy Bell-Young

10th February 2021

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Brown glass ampoules

An ampoule is a sealed vial – most commonly made of glass – used to contain a small amount of a product. Modern day ampoules are useful for protecting the contained product from airborne contaminates due to the hermetical sealing process they undergo. Hermetically-sealed ampoules were not developed until the 1890’s, but the… Continue reading »

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