Category Archives: Chemistry

Atoms and Radiation

Everything we know about space comes from radiation. Now wait just a moment here. That statement explains how astronomy is such a successful field of science—it’s based entirely on the information we can glean from radiation, after all. But how … Continue reading

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How Atoms Work

Have you ever seen something like this? I’m going to venture a wild guess and say you haven’t, since scientists have only recently been able to take this kind of image. I learned about it in my biology class this … Continue reading

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Types of Atoms

Does this look familiar? It might, or it might not. If it does, you might recognize it as the periodic table of the elements—more often known as simply the “periodic table.” It’s an ingenious way to organize elements that has … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks of the Universe

“The Building Blocks of the Universe.” When you put it that way, atoms sound less like a topic specifically for a chemistry class and more like something astronomers might discuss. They really are. I’ve got a fantastic reason to include … Continue reading

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Elements and Compounds

Ooh, finally, it’s time to talk about elements and compounds. This is the part where I explain the periodic table. And, as you may know, the periodic table is pretty much the most important table in all of chemistry. Remember … Continue reading

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Types of Mixtures

The easiest way to explain mixtures in chemistry is to talk about food, so congrats to all you food bloggers! Today’s your special day! Think about mixtures in terms of cooking, and there isn’t much I need to tell you. … Continue reading

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What Matters?

I really hated to leave you guys hanging on the posts for last week. So I decided to offer you a little treat—the chemistry post that I wasn’t able to finish on time for its intended date on February 15th. The simplest approach to chemistry … Continue reading

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