The alkali Metals on the periodic table
Chemistry

The Fascinating Qualities of Alkali Metals

May 14, 2022

When some metals, such as sodium, interact with water, they produce strong bases called alkalines. The term ‘alkali’ itself comes from an Arabic expression used to refer to wood ash heated without oxygen. […]

H2 gas molecule
Chemistry

Hydrogen: Element Number 1

April 29, 2022

Hydrogen is the simplest element in the universe. However, it exhibits behavior that could potentially earn it a place in at least two other locations in row one of the table. […]

Photo of Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemistry

Dmitri Mendeleev’s Two False Predictions

April 29, 2022

Despite Mendeleev’s two false predictions, his legacy remains that of a chemist who had ingenuity and unfailing belief in a periodic system for the ingredients of the universe. […]

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