Chemistry Facts & Trivia - Page 2

Astatine Astatine is the rarest element on Earth (approx 28 g in the Earth's entire crust.) Submitted by: Shubhu - Rourkela, India
The six states of matter are: Plasmas, Gases, Liquids, Solids, Bose-Einstein Condensates and Fermionic Condensates. Submitted by: Adarsh - Jamshedpur, India & Amina Kunting - Antipolo, Philippines
chalk Chalk is made of trillions of microscopic skeleton fossils of plankton (a tiny sea creature.) Submitted by: Sam - Los Angeles, California, United States
A bucket full of water contains more atoms than there are bucketfuls of water in the Atlantic Ocean. Submitted by: Megan H - United States
A rubber tyre is actually one single giant molecule. Submitted by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dynamite contains peanuts as an ingredient. Submitted by: Manaal - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
talc Talc is the softest known substance. Submitted by: Laine - United States
gallium Gallium 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 copper Gold and Copper are the only two non-white metals.
chilli peppers The 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
lightning Each time lightning strikes, some Ozone gas is produced, thus strengthening the Ozone Layer in the Earth's atmosphere.
honey Honey does not spoil. Submitted by: Ashalaya - Racine, Wisconsin, United States
pure gold There'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.
tungsten The 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.
mosquito Mosquitoes like the scent of estrogen, hence, women get bitten by mosquitoes more often than men do.