We have heard that photosynthesis is the process by which a plant converts solar energy to chemical energy by using chlorophyll. What you might not know is that scientists in France have discovered a way to use the same photosynthesis into electrical energy.
Artificial smoke and fog provides a special effect for music artists performing on stage. Most artists make use of this effect to complement it with lighting while they are on tour. This extraordinary visual effect would not be possible were it not for chemistry.
There are times when your tummy is not all right, after you have been eating all that junk food and soft drinks. Your mummy might give you some pills to make you feel better. It is likely that this medicine is an antacid. Learn about how these medicines help you feel better and the chemistry behind them.
Diamonds are always called a girl's best friend. They are formed from carbon and are used for a variety of purposes from jewellery to use in lasers and cutting and polishing tools. Though most diamonds are colourless you do come across a few; rare coloured diamonds.
Alchemy is one of the earliest and mystical forms of chemistry. We often see references of it in storybooks and television serials. Here, alchemy has a mystical image that is tied up with wizards and their pursuit for the Philosopher's Stone. Yet alchemy is a very real science and has it roots in chemistry.
We use it every morning and every night, yet we never stop to wonder how toothpastes actually prevent those nasty cavities and keep us away from that terrifying dentist. The chemistry behind it is quite simple really.