Chemistry Facts & Trivia - Page 2

Dynamite contains peanuts as an ingredient. Submitted by: Manaal - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
talcTalc is the softest known substance. Submitted by: Laine - United States
galliumGallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76 °C). Submitted by: Karanpal Singh - Amritsar, India
Twenty percent of Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon forest. Submitted by: Jassim - Salem, India
The noble gas Xenon lasers can cut through materials that are so tough even diamond tipped blades will not cut. Submitted by: Josh Davies - Llanelli, Wales
gold and copperGold and Copper are the only two non-white metals.
chilli peppersThe burning sensation we get from chilli peppers is because of a chemical called Capsaicin. Submitted by: Cam - England.
The lighter was invented before the match (in 1816 by J.W. Dobereiner). Submitted by: Leah Hopson - Denver, United States
lightningEach time lightning strikes, some Ozone gas is produced, thus strengthening the Ozone Layer in the Earth's atmosphere.
honeyHoney does not spoil. Submitted by: Ashalaya - Racine, Wisconsin, United States
pure goldThere's enough gold in the Earth's crust to cover the entire land surface knee-deep.
An average adult body contains around 250 g (1/2 lb) of salt.
tungstenThe metal with the highest melting point is tungsten, at 3410 degrees Celsius (6170F).
One inch (2.5 cm) of rain is equal to 10 inches (25 cm) of snow.
mosquitoMosquitoes 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.
Natural gas has no odour. The smell is added artificially so that leaks can be detected.
Air becomes liquid at about minus 190 degrees Celsius.
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
pure goldAbsolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be moulded with the hands.