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Nucleic Acid vs. Amino Acid: What’s the Difference?

May 26, 2022

By now, you’ve likely heard of nucleic acid vs. amino acid, but do you know the difference between the two essential biomolecules?  To begin with, both biomolecules are essential to human life – they both perform jobs within the body that are essential.  Without nucleic acids, cells would not be able to reproduce, resulting in…

What Is a Constant Variable in Science?

April 28, 2022

Chances are you’ve heard of the phrase “constant variable” in science before. But what does it actually mean? A constant variable, sometimes known as a control variable, is something you keep the same during an experiment. Control variables help researchers better understand the effect independent variables have in research, producing more accurate results and allowing…

What Is Natural Science?

April 15, 2022

Unlike other types of science, such as physics or chemistry, natural science comprises multiple disciplines with the ultimate goal to better understand how the world around us works and functions. Often, natural science is confused with other types of science and concepts. But why is this the case? For starters, the term is poorly translated…

Laboratory Equipment: A Basic List and Their Uses

March 29, 2022

In chemistry, there is an abundance of laboratory equipment, all of which are used for slightly different jobs. But what equipment do you actually need? If you’re planning a basic laboratory setup, or something a little more complex, then there are a few things you should definitely check off your list. This blog post will…

Why Are Catalysts Important?

March 14, 2022

Chances are, you’ve heard of catalysts before. But do you actually know what they are and what they are used for? These substances are used to speed up chemical reactions. For example, Nickel is used in the hydrogenation of palm oil into margarine, a catalyst breaks down the pulp of paper to make it smooth,…

Chemistry and Cooking: What You Need to Know

February 28, 2022

Often, the words “chemistry and cooking” do not go well together. We’re told that living a life with chemicals is dangerous.  However, people often forget that chemicals and chemistry are essential to our daily life. In particular, chemistry and cooking go hand in hand. For example, the art of cooking itself is chemistry; we use…

What Is the Application of Chemistry in Daily Life?

February 21, 2022

Every day, we encounter chemistry in daily life. However, you may struggle to recognize it, as, after all, it is ingrained in your daily routine. Before you continue reading, I want you to take a moment and think of how you use chemistry in your daily life. And no, we’re not talking about home science…

What Are Peptides Actually Used For?

January 27, 2022

You’ve likely heard of peptides before. However, you may be a little unsure as to what they are actually used for.  Firstly, let’s provide you with a basic definition. Peptides are a string of amino acids, some of which are found in your body, and others that are created in a lab, as mentioned by WebMD.  In chemistry, these…

What Are Lab Safety Measures?

January 21, 2022

Lab safety measures should be a top priority whenever you or others work with chemicals or hazardous substances. Far too often, many people fail to follow these guidelines. However, these lab safety measures are not there to spoil the fun or make your life miserable – they are there to increase your safety.  Besides, working with…

How Many Amino Acids Are There, 20 or 21?

January 12, 2022

A common question we hear is: how many amino acids are there, twenty or twenty-one? While we have other blog posts that discuss amino acids in more detail, we wanted to answer this question properly in an article of its own.  There are a total of twenty-one amino acids, of which nine are essential, and a further…