Tag - Chemistry

What Can You Do With A Chemistry Degree?

A good chemistry degree can provide you with a great future and a wide range of career choices, from academia to industry. Chemistry degree holders are among the most sought-after professionals in industry, simply because there are so few who choose chemistry as a career. In the UK, the annual average income of new chemistry graduates is £23,427. If you’re passionate...

What Is A Chemical Indicator Used For?

Many industrial chemical processes and tests require chemical indicators to determine when certain thresholds are reached. Which processes a chemical indicator is used varies depending on the intended application. Chemical indicators are also used to determine the presence of certain chemicals, such as specific pollutants in water. Although it is not as accurate or as precise as spectroscopy or chromatography...

What Is A Buffer Solution?

In order to understand what a buffer solution is, it’s firstly helpful to understand that many natural chemical reactions and biological processes require a specific pH range - from 0-14 - in order to take place. For example, the ideal soil pH to grow rice is 6. If the pH level becomes too basic or too acidic, the rice...

What Is The Role Of A Solvent In A Chemical Reaction?

Chemical reactions involve the breaking and the joining of atomic bonds (ionic, covalent, polar, and hydrogen bonds) in which the role of a solvent is crucial.  About Atomic Bonds Ionic bond - using the transfer of an electron between atoms Covalent bond - sharing electrons between atoms (the most common type of atomic bond) Polar bond - where different atoms...