In the realm of chemistry, 3D printing has ushered in an era of unmatched precision and flexibility. This introduction to the world of 3D printing will delve into the technology’s benefits, explore its diverse uses across industries, and discuss the limitations that still exist in it’s use. The Benefits of 3D Printing in Chemistry 3D…Read More
The words analytical chemistry and chemical analysis can sometimes be confused by those outside of the scientific community, but it’s important not to mix these two up as they are entirely different concepts. At its core, the difference between these two is that one is a process whereas the other is a branch of chemistry.…Read More
Proteins play a critical role in many processes within cells and organisms. These important biomolecules are made up of building blocks called amino acids, which are linked together by a chemical bond called the peptide bond. Understanding the role of peptide bonds in protein synthesis is crucial to understanding the fundamental processes of life. What…Read More
Plastic pollution is the accumulation of synthetic plastics — think plastic bottles, plastic pack rings, plastic packaging, bottle caps, straws, and hundreds of other plastic items. It’s a widespread problem, and we need to do something about it. But why is it a problem? Plastic pollution causes harm to wildlife — animals ingest and choke on plastic.…Read More
Home furnishings could be replaced with a new wood-based degradable plastic that can be broken down without any harmful effects on the environment. Researchers in Sweden say this new material would replace traditional home furnishings such as cabinets, countertops, doors, and even wallboards. Unlike current home products — this new degradable wood-based plastic can be created…Read More
Forever chemicals, also known as “PFAS,” may have serious health risks, with complications and side effects including cancer and birth defects. But what actually are they, and where are they found? Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used to make endless household objects, from non-stick cookware, water repellents, pizza boxes, rubbers and plastics, food packaging, electronics, and…Read More
Wind turbines are here to stay – a sustainable and renewable power source. In fact, over the last ten years, wind power capacity has grown 15% per year – it’s now the largest source of power in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Not only are wind turbines sustainable, but they’re beautiful…Read More
We’ve all heard the term “BPA” but what does it actually mean? BPA, properly known as “bisphenol A” is a chemical compound used in the manufacturing process of certain plastics. It’s colorless and often included in water bottles, canned foods, toiletries, household electrics, and other products. But if it’s so useful and widely used, then…Read More
There’s never been a better time to be alive – there are thousands of prescription drugs and medications to improve life-span, life quality, and, more recently, provide protection against deadly diseases. According to Drug Bank online, there’s a total of 14665 drugs TOTAL in the world. This includes prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and everything in-between. That’s…Read More
Organic chemistry is one of five main types of chemistry, with others including analytical, physical, inorganic, and biochemistry. But what is the study of organic chemistry? In organic chemistry, chemists create, explore, and develop new compounds. It’s a highly creative science, allowing us to find new compounds and better ways to synthesize current compounds. Finding…Read More
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