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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 »

Why Do We Need Vitamins?

Lucy Bell-Young

3rd February 2021

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Pills and capsules in wooden spoon with fresh fruits

We need vitamins because many of our metabolic processes wouldn’t be possible without them. Vitamins act as coenzymes that facilitate various biochemical reactions in our cells, such as protein synthesis. For instance, vitamin C is crucial in the synthesis of collagen, which is a structural component of the skin, bones, and muscles. Deficiency… Continue reading »

Chemical Reactions Happening in Daily Life

Lucy Bell-Young

13th January 2021

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Chemistry is all around us and chemical reactions occur every day in a lot of the processes we see and do on a regular basis. Chemical reactions occur when substances react with one another: oxidation on an iron nail causes it to rust, and we get fire when oxygen reacts with a combustible… Continue reading »

Chemical Methods of Food Preservation

Lucy Bell-Young

6th January 2021

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Pickled vegetables in glass jars

Using chemical food preservatives is one of the many ways of preserving food. Food preservation has been part of human activity since long before civilization was developed. In fact, evidence suggests that as many as 14,000 years ago, people in the Middle East and in the Orient actively used sun drying techniques to… Continue reading »

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