Chemistry Facts & Trivia - Page 2
Twenty percent of Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon forest. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Jassim - Salem, India
The noble gas Xenon lasers can cut through materials that are so tough even diamond tipped blades will not cut.
Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Josh Davies - Llanelli, Wales
Gold and Copper are the only two non-white metals. Sciensational.com
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). Submitted 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. Submitted by: Ashalaya - Racine, Wisconsin, United States
There's enough gold in the Earth's crust to cover the entire land surface knee-deep. Sciensational.com
An average adult body contains around 250g (1/2lb) of salt.
The metal with the highest melting point is tungsten, at 3410 degrees Celsius (6170F). Sciensational.com
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. Sciensational.com
An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 80 km (50 mi) long.
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.
It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years. Sciensational.com
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