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Strand D: Electrochemistry

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Learn about vehicles that use hydrogen for fuel.

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Earth Month: Green Energy

An overview of environmentally-friendly ways to generate electricity and power our vehicles

Boeing 777 Ecodemonstrator aircraft

Sustainable Aerospace Firsts

Learn how Boeing is making aviation more sustainable.

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Evidence of Chemical Change

Learn how to tell if a chemical reaction has taken place.

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Introduction to the Periodic Table of the Elements

Learn about the elements of the periodic table and how they are organized.

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Chemical Reactions: Conditions & Speeds

Learn about the special conditions that let some chemical reactions take place.

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Catalytic Converters

Learn about how catalytic converters make vehicle emissions less harmful.

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Why Do Apples Turn Brown After You Cut Them?

Has your fresh juicy apple turned an unsightly brown? Learn about the redox reaction behind the transformation.

What happens when acids and bases mix?

What happens when acids and bases mix?

Learn about acid-base reactions. Make you own pH indicator and test it with different solutions.

Bacteria can be used to generate electricity

Microbial Fuel Cells

In a few decades, some of the electricity you use might be generated by bacteria.

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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 can you make popcorn kernels dance?

How can you make popcorn kernels dance?

Get your popcorn kernels dancing with this uplifting chemical reaction.

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

Explore the chemistry behind why bananas turn brown. Can chemistry also help prevent this?

Wind turbines with energy storage system

Can You Store Electricity for Later?

Sometimes, power plants make too much electricity. Energy storage technologies can help! They store the extra electricity and release it when demand goes up.

3.7 V lithium-ion battery

How does a lithium-Ion battery work?

Learn about the electrochemistry in the batteries that power many of the devices you use every day.