Four important dates mark the calendar from the 15th to the 20th of November. They are days of science and pride, which merge into a joint cause, as they should. The 15th of November if the feast of Saint Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists. Paradoxal as it is, people who devote their life … Continue reading A week of pride in science
Today, 5th of July, is LGBT in STEM day (STEM meaning science, technology, engineering and mathematics). A good way to celebrate is watching a video by doctor Lana Vuli, the science queen. In this video, Lana adapts my post about the real neutral pH with an LGBT twist. The tag on your shower gel might … Continue reading LGBT+, science, acids and bases
There are milions of chemical compounds and each one has its name. But some have more than one or more than two. An example of this is the well-known TNT. Although nowadays there is a system to name compounds according to specific rules, in the past their names were chosen quite randomly. The names that … Continue reading The multiple names of TNT
There are ways of contributing to science other than becoming a researcher or editing chemistry dictionaries. Today we’ll learn about a group of people who know this very well. Scientists Dating Forum (SciDF) is not a dating app for nerds. SciDF is an association with a team of motivated young professionals from the scientific, communication and … Continue reading Have you heard of Scientists Dating Forum?
No, 5.5 is not the neutral pH. When asked about an acid, most would say it’s a corrosive liquid that’d make a hole through any material. Let’s put things right. Both acids and bases can be dissolved in water and attack living tissue. Acid also attack [react with] many metals and bases don’t. Bases, however, … Continue reading Which is the actual neutral pH? Acids and bases