Category Archives: Chemistry

Compounds

What do you need to start building a house? When building a house, you start with a blueprint of what the house will look like.  The plan states how many windows and what kind, how many doors and what style, … Continue reading

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Chemical Change

Do you like to cook? Cooking is a valuable skill that everyone should have. Whether it is fixing a simple grilled cheese sandwich or preparing an elaborate meal, cooking demonstrates some basic ideas in chemistry. When you bake bread, you … Continue reading

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Chemical Property and Chemical Reaction

Have you ever left your bicycle out in the rain? It’s not a good idea because the bicycle can soon begin to rust. You start to get a reddish-orange build-up of a rough deposit on the metal. It may start … Continue reading

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Reactants and Products

What would you do without a computer? Over the last few decades, computers have proven to be extremely useful tools for organizing and processing information.  You put data into the computer (such as the structural parameters of a compound) and … Continue reading

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Recognizing Chemical Reactions

Have you ever cooked a pizza? Making a pizza can be as easy as buying a “take and bake” from a store and putting it in the oven to mixing up the dough and loading it up with your favourite … Continue reading

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Scientific Notation in Chemistry

How far is the Sun from Earth? Astronomers are used to really big numbers.  While the moon is only 406,697 km from earth at its maximum distance, the sun is much further away (150 million km).  Proxima Centauri, the star … Continue reading

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