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How Difficult Is Chemical Engineering?

June 11, 2021

The role of a chemical engineer can be demanding, mainly depending on your individual role, whether concerned with environmental regulation, research, or the recycling of raw materials to be used and turned into useful, everyday products. Many people do not know what a chemical engineer does. However, even more, people do not know how difficult a role…

Everything You Need to Know About Resins

June 4, 2021

Chances are you’ve heard of the term “resins” before. However, on the off chance that you haven’t, or if you can’t remember what they are, a resin is a solid or highly viscous substance. There are both natural and synthetic resins, both of which are used for various different reasons and as ingredients in different…

What Kind of Work Does a Chemical Engineer Do?

May 28, 2021

If you’re considering studying engineering, you may be surprised about how many different pathways you can choose either after graduation or once you choose to specialize. For example, one of these is chemical engineering. However, many people are a little unsure as to what a chemical engineer actually does. Therefore, this article aims to explain…

What Amino Acids Can Your Body Not Live Without?

May 20, 2021

Amino acids, also known as the building blocks of life, are essential in everyday life; without them, we would be unable to function correctly. For example, essential amino acids play huge roles, including tissue growth, energy production, and immune system function.  In total, there are twenty amino acids that make up the proteins found in the body.…

How Is an Enzyme Created in the Human Body?

May 11, 2021

Enzymes and proteins can be found in the body, mainly acting as a catalyst for various biological processes and chemical reactions. Without enzymes, many of the chemical reactions that are taking place in our body right this second would not be possible. So, as you can imagine, these are very important, just like amino acids. What…

How Do Biochemistry and Chemistry Differ?

May 6, 2021

Whether you are considering studying chemistry or just scientifically curious, you may be wondering what the difference is between biochemistry and regular chemistry, apart from the name, of course… To start with, regular chemistry mainly involves the study of physical and chemical properties of both organic and inorganic matters. On the other hand, biochemistry is…

What Is the Difference Between Peptides and Steroids?

April 29, 2021

You’ve likely heard the two terms before. However, you may not know the difference between peptides and steroids. And before the topic of bodybuilding is brought up, steroids are also used for other purposes, too. To begin with, there are several different types of hormones present in the body, all of which are separated into…

What Are the Functions of Proteins?

April 23, 2021

Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock your whole life, you should know what a protein is. These complex molecules are found in more or less all foods, with some higher in quantity than others, for example, red meat, chicken, eggs, and beans, all contain more protein than other foods, perhaps such as fatty…

What Are Reagents in Chemistry?

April 15, 2021

Reagents are used all of the time in organic chemistry, biology, and even in everyday life (via some testing kits). Despite this, you likely don’t yet know what a reagent is, and that’s probably why you’re reading this article. A reagent is a substance or compound that is added to another system to set off a…

Nucleic Acids: What You Need to Know

April 6, 2021

You may have heard the term “nucleic acids” before, most likely in relation to organic chemistry. Nucleic acid is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is later broken down into sugar, a mixture of organic bases, and phosphoric acid. In the most basic terms, nucleic acid is responsible for carrying information in the cell (and…