Have you ever wondered whats the chemistry behind those pretty and cute looking nail varnishes you apply? With modern advances in comestic technology, good old nail polish (essentially the same as paint) is superceded by durable and chip-resistance varnish that
Have you ever wondered why placing a bunch of bananas in a bag of unripe tomatoes can help them to ripen quickly? The secret chemical responsible for ripening of fruits is Ethylene, C2H4! Fruits such as apples, tomatoes, bananas release
HF, your deadly hydrofluoric acid.
In 1994, a technician working in an Australian lab died after spilling a medium-sized beaker of 70% HF solution onto his lap. Although HF or hydrofluoric acid is a weak acid (pKa of 3.17)
Is it safe to heat up a liquid in a microwave?
You are feeling cold and desperately needed a quick fix such as heating up your cold coffee in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. But wait,