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October 18 2014


The chemical formulas of various substances used to mimic plant-based aromas and flavors. 

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October 17 2014


The Chemistry of Pizza - Reactions

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September 02 2014



This is seriously amazing tbh.

A group of university students in the U.S. have developed a nailpolish unlike anything a woman would have come across in the past. This unique invention changescolour when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. This drug isalso called the predator drug and aids in the execution of drug facilitated sexual assault.

This nail polish is being developed by fourundergraduatestudents in the Materials Science & Engineering department at North Carolina State University. They have named the nail paint as Undercover Colours. The product is not completely developed and is still under the process. 

It works in a very unique manner. When the nailpaint comes in contact with predator drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB, it will change colour. In order for the nailpolish to be exposed to the drug, the woman needs to secretly stir her drink with her finger. If the nail colour changes, then it would be certain that her drink has been spiked. This is extremely beneficial as the drugs are colourless and odourless and cannot be detected in any other way by a normal person.

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Students Develop Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

"Four undergraduate students at North Carolina State University are attempting to produce a nail polish that will reveal the presence of “date rape drugs” such as Rohypnol and GHB by changing color in their presence.

“With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger,” the Undercover Colors Facebook page says.

“Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught,” the page continues. “In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. We are Undercover Colors and we are the first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual assault.””

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August 30 2014


August 29 2014





“This is the chemical formula for love:

dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin.

It can be easily manufactured in a lab, but overdosing on any of them can cause schizophrenia, extreme paranoia, and insanity.

Let that sink in.”

thats so fucked

My chemical romance

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August 19 2014






Chemistry more like cheMYSTERY because i have no idea what’s going on

Calculus more like calKILLus because a piece of my sanity dies with every equation

Biology more like BYEology because I’m out

math more like no

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July 06 2014

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Spark, Spark! The Chemistry of Fireworks 

Ever wondered what causes those fancy fiery works of art shine so bright? The science of how fireworks operate is actually simple. And we’ll find out.

Pyrotechnics, especially fireworks, operate on a simple theory called combustion. Combustion involves the use of oxygen, that why you can’t light a fire in an airtight setup. It also involves the release of energy, in form of heat and/or light energy.

For a firework to burst into an array of spectacular colors, it must contain the following:

  1. Fuel. Must contain either charcoal or thermite alongside the common blackpowder.
  2. Oxidizing Agents. These produces the oxygen needed to burn the mixture. These are either nitrates, chlorates, or perchlorates.
  3. Reducing Agents. These react with the O2 released by the oxidizing agent/s to produce hot gases, and can also be used to control the speed of the reaction. Sulfur and charcoal are the most common reducing agents used.
  4. Metals. These also control the speed of reaction. Larger surface area = faster reaction rate.
  5. Coloring Agents. They give color to the firework. Strontium (Sr) produces red, Copper (Cu) produces blue, Barium (Ba) produces green, Sodium (Na) for yellow, Calcium (Ca) for orange, and Gold (Au) or Titanium (Ti) for an iron-ish color. These elements when heated, produces excess energy in form of light, and the higher the temperature, the shorter the wavelength.
  6. Binders. These hold the mixture in a paste-like texture. The most commonly used binder is dextrin, though parson is also used.

So, fireworks are actually maelstroms of excess heat energy released by different reactions occurring inside the canister. So as we welcome 2014, let us appreciate these brilliant works of both art and science. Cheers to a new year!


[Source: http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/local/projects/gondhia/composition.html]

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Following on from yesterday’s post on gunpowder, here’s an updated version of one of the earliest posts on the site, looking at the cause of the colours in fireworks: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-1t

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May 16 2014




What did the scientist say when he found 2 isotopes of helium?



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October 15 2013


September 18 2013

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So my chemistry teacher set the table on fire again today

Look at his smug face

look how fucking happy he is

chemists are never happy unless something is burning

September 13 2013

Play fullscreen
▶ The Science of the Cinnamon Challenge
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May 28 2013


February 08 2013

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Chemistry & caffeine
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January 14 2013

Drop The Base
(via Bacon Asylum)
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