Chemical Reactions: Conditions & Speeds
Learn about the special conditions that let some chemical reactions take place.
What speeds up a chemical reaction?
Learn about the role of yeast in this fun decomposition reaction.
What is an exothermic reaction?
Things are heating up! Explore the temperature change that occurs in an exothermic reaction and the role of catalysts is this chemistry activity.
The Cold Pack: A Chilly Example of an Endothermic Reaction
When you hurt your ankle, thermodynamics can help you heal! An endothermic reaction reduces the swelling by cooling your injury.
The History and Uses of Hydrogen
Hydrogen’s tendency towards combustion is what makes it both a dangerous chemical element and a useful energy source.
How is Ethanol Made?
Ethanol is a biofuel that can power a car. Learn about the enzymes, catalysts and processes like fermentation involved in ethanol production.
Green Chemistry 101
Green chemistry is a field that looks at the sustainability of products and processes designed by people.