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Combustion

Heating a liquid over a flame in a lab

Types of Chemical Reactions

Learn about the four main types of chemical reactions.

Test tubes with colourful liquids

Evidence of Chemical Change

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

Electroplating equipment

Chemical Reactions: Conditions & Speeds

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

Platinum crystals

Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converters use noble metals as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions. This makes vehicle emissions less harmful.

Hamilton Street Railway bus in downtown Hamilton, Ontario © Adam E. Moreira [CC BY-SA 3.0], Wikimedia Commons

Fueling Internal Combustion Engines

There are many forms of transportation and many sources of energy that enable these forms of transportation to get where they are going.

Hamilton, Ontario industrial area with Toronto skyline in the background

What are Greenhouse Gases?

This backgrounder explains what greenhouse gases are and how they contribute to climate change.

Cars driving through thick smog

Vehicle Emissions Primer

This backgrounder describes how vehicle emissions work and how they affect air quality, including their contribution to smog.

illustration of a hydrogen car

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.

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Green Chemistry 101

Green chemistry is a field that looks at the sustainability of products and processes designed by people.