Chemistry Facts & Trivia - Page 2
The burning sensation we get from chilli peppers is because of a chemical called Capsaicin. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Cam - England.
The lighter was invented before the match (in 1816 by J.W. Dobereiner). Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Leah Hopson - Denver, United States
Each time lightning strikes, some Ozone gas is produced, thus strengthening the Ozone Layer in the Earth's atmosphere. Sciensational.com
Honey does not spoil. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Ashalaya - Racine, Wisconsin, United States
There's enough gold in the Earth's crust to cover the entire land surface knee-deep.
An average adult body contains around 250g (1/2lb) of salt. Sciensational.com
The metal with the highest melting point is tungsten, at 3410 degrees Celsius (6170F).
One inch (2.5cm) of rain is equal to 10 inches (25cm) of snow. Sciensational.com
Mosquitoes like the scent of estrogen, hence, women get bitten by mosquitoes more often than men do.
An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 80 km (50 mi) long. Sciensational.com
Natural gas has no odour. The smell is added artificially so that leaks can be detected. Sciensational.com
Air becomes liquid at about minus 190 degrees Celsius. Sciensational.com
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be moulded with the hands. Sciensational.com
Water expands by about 10% as it freezes. Sciensational.com
It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years.
If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down. Sciensational.com
Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance.
Liquid air looks like water with a bluish tint. Sciensational.com
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%). Sciensational.com