When you hear the words acid rain, you think of something that is dangerous and is likely to burn you skin. Think about it, what could be worse than having acid which seems to burn everything it touches when falling from the sky. Why even umbrellas aren't going to help us then!
Our country is highly dependent on coal, as a major source of power. Today with growing environmental awareness, India has vowed to reduce its coal emissions with new power plants using clean coal technologies.
Benzene is one of chemistry's great stars. It has numerous applications, and is the basis for manufacturing many more useful compounds. But did you know its structure was a subject of a lot of controversy in the 19th century?
Francois Auguste Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier were joint Noble Laureates for chemistry in the year 1912. They were both French chemists who started their careers in different fields, mathematics and physics, but made respectable contributions to the field of chemistry later in their life.
Some scientists love science simply because it is wonderful. Some pursue science because they feel "Research is for nations and mankind, not for researchers themselves". Prof. Ryoji Noyori firmly believes in the latter.