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What Is Iodine?

Iodine (I) is a chemical element that appears as a purple-black solid at room temperature. Classified as a halogen, it is best known as an essential mineral required by the body to make thyroid hormones. However, while its compound form has medical properties, iodine is very toxic in its elemental form. Having a comprehensive understanding this chemical may require...

What Is A Chemistry Apprenticeship?

Like many other types of apprenticeships, chemistry apprenticeships are a great way of developing your skills and experience in this particular field. From chemical engineering to laboratory analysis, there is a wide range of apprenticeships available in chemistry. Finding the right apprenticeship for you will depend on your experience, education, its compensation package, and your field of interest. What Are...

What Is Chloroform?

Chloroform (CHCl3), also known as trichloromethane, is an organic and highly volatile compound that is produced both naturally and industrially. Previously used as an anaesthetic during surgery, and now as an industrial solvent in manufacturing chemicals, chloroform has a wide variety of applications. This article will explore the many aspects of chloroform, from how it is used and how...

What Is Caustic Soda?

With the exception perhaps of water, few chemicals have almost ubiquitous industrial applications, but caustic soda is one of those chemicals. In this article, we explore what caustic soda is, what it’s made of, its uses and its chemical structure. About caustic soda Caustic soda, which is the same chemical as sodium hydroxide and is also known as lye, is a...

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 chemicals. You'll find plenty of chemical information here, from how to remove sticky labels with rubbing alcohol to the differences between distilled and deionised water.