Salt

Please Tell Me, How Do I Read a Meniscus Accurately?

For Chemistry students who may have questions about how to accurately read a meniscus during Chemistry practicals, this is arriving just in time. According to about.com, the meniscus is the curve seen at the top of a liquid in response to its container. The meniscus can be either concave or convex, depending on the surface tension of the [...]

Science Explains Why Your Heart Beats Faster When You See Your Crush

It's the third period, which means time for Chemistry. You pack up your books and head over to the Chemisty lab for lessons in Stoichiometry. But before acids will be mixed with bases; before the average titre value, and the number of moles of salt formed is calculated; something even more chemical happens to you.  [...]

Science Corner: Does Adding Salt To Water Really Lower Its Boiling Point?

You may have heard this and wondered if it was true. Here is a look at the science behind salt and boiling water. It is not a scientific fact that adding salt to water lowers its boiling point. Actually, the opposite is true. Adding salt to water results in a phenomenon called boiling point elevation. The boiling [...]

Cry Me a River… 4 Reasons Your Tears Are Actually More Precious Than You Think!

If you thought the only reason tears are produced is for the outward expression of our hurt and sadness, then you are  quite far from the truth! Tears are actually more important than you think. See good reasons for yourself: 1.Tears play an important role in keeping us healthy. They keep the surface of our [...]

Ever Heard of These Magical Properties of SALT?

It all started in ancient times when salting was the best way to preserve and reliably store food. Having reliable stores of food meant that small villages could feed and sustain more people, and that’s how a lot of early societies started to expand. Salted food slowly became more common since it was always around and [...]