The colourful science
The wonderful red colour vermilion offers a revealing glimpse of this intersection between art and early chemistry ... a sodium aluminosilicate with some oxide ions replaced with polysulfide ions, although it may also contain calcium, chloride and sulfate.
Baking soda vs. baking powder
Many people, when making a recipe that calls for baking powder, will use baking soda as a substitute only to produce soapy-flavoured cookies, cakes, muffins etc. Knowing the difference between ... is a reaction of calcium carbonate, sodium chloride ...
The yin-yang effect of sodium and chloride in your body
The yin-yang effect ... under-studied chemical to reveal an association between low levels of chloride serum in the blood and a higher mortality rate, and surprisingly this is in the opposite direction to the risks associated with high sodium.
Explosions, jets of flame and oil fires: The dangerous experiments set to stun TV audiences (but don't worry, its all in the name of science)
Three experiments will show how chemical reactions can have dramatic consequences ... Once again we will see the startling difference between a compound and its constituent elements. Take sodium chloride – aka table salt. Sodium is a soft silvery ...
No Lions And Witches---The Pantry Leads To Chemistry
I majored in chemistry ... calcium carbonate, which releases lime and which creates more carbon dioxide for the in-between reaction. Our calcium chloride is the byproduct of the step that releases ammonia. The water is slowly evaporated which forces out ...