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A Level Chemistry Revision: Physical Chemistry – Electrode Potentials And Electrochemical Cells

One of the most important applications of chemistry is storing electrical energy for prolonged periods of time. Modern technological products like laptops, mobile phones, solar power, and hybrid cars would not have been possible without the invention of batteries, which are basically electrochemical storage devices that have two electrodes and an electrolyte. In order for batteries to work, regardless of...

What is Sodium Hypochlorite?

Sodium hypochlorite is a liquid chlorine, and is the active ingredient in many laundry bleach products and household cleaning products. It also has several large-scale applications. For example, it’s used in agriculture to protect crops from pathogens, and it’s also used in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical products. Perhaps the biggest use of this chemical is in bleaching textiles. As...

A Level Chemistry Revision: Physical Chemistry – Equilibrium Constant Kp For Homogeneous Systems

Analysing the chemical reactions of gases in homogeneous systems may seem daunting at first. Unlike a liquid solution, the volume of gas isn’t constant, so determining the concentration of specific gas reactants is difficult when you base it on volume. This is where the concepts related to the equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems of gases come into play. However,...

What is Ammonium Hydroxide?

Ammonium hydroxide is a basic or alkaline solution of ammonia which has several applications, such as cleaning windows, treating water, producing alkyl amine, and processing food. It also has some use in the laboratory for qualitative inorganic analysis, and can be used as a chemical indicator. Ammonium hydroxide is otherwise known as ammonia solution, ammonia water, ammonia liquor, or aqua...

About The Chemistry Blog

At The Chemistry Blog, we want to inform and educate people about chemistry, the chemical industry, and the uses, benefits, and applications of different chemicals, from methylene chloride to toluene to ethyl alcohol. No matter what it is you’re looking for, you’ll find plenty of chemical information here.

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The Chemistry Blog also provides information on specific fields in the chemical industry, from biotechnology to biochemistry to analytical chemistry, and explores the science behind key topics and chemical phenomena, like chemical changes and solubility. Plus, if you’re looking to grapple with more complex subjects, feed your appetite with articles like the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide or the reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate.

But you don’t have to be a science pro or student to enjoy what we have on The Chemistry Blog. Have you ever wondered about the chemicals in swimming pools or oven cleaners? Do you want to get the most out of that jar of baking soda in your cupboard, or learn how to remove sticky labels using some rubbing alcohol? The Chemistry Blog is home to tons of articles that explore the applications and science behind common household chemicals so that you can better understand the things you use everyday. So, whether you’re a student, a science buff, or simply curious, there’s something for everyone on The Chemistry Blog!