by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 550 comments and questions on Chemistry issues. They are listed according to date.
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|Chemistry project||Similar to Baking||Canada|
|How can oxygen mix in water?||Polar Molecules||India|
|Finding pure nitrogen||Nitrogen||USA|
|Timeline of the development of chemistry||General||Philippines|
|Biological importance of nitrogen||Uses of Nitrogen||Algeria|
|Azeotropic Mixture||Order of Elements in a Formula||Nigeria|
|Why does an apple change color when cut open?||General||India|
|Why is nitrogen used in tires?||Uses of Nitrogen||USA|
|Microwaves and polar molecules||Polar Molecules||India|
|Define Electronegativity matter||Polar Molecules||Ethiopia|
|About Nitrogen||Uses of Nitrogen||Philippines|
|Examples of liquid non-polar compounds||Polar Molecules||India|
|Why is oxygen classified as non-polar?||Polar Molecules||Namibia|
|Use of arrow sign in chemical reaction||Chemical Equations||India|
|Can I used compressed nitrogen to paint a boat?||Uses of Nitrogen||USA|
December 21, 2018
I and a friend are doing a project on how baking is similar to chemistry, and we found a lot of great information on your website. Can you recommend us any other resources or websites to help us in our project? Thank you so much!
Daillin and - Canada (28890)
Take a look at our Chemistry Resources for a listing of places to get more information.
Best wishes for success in your project. Let me know how things turn out.
How can oxygen mix in water?
October 26, 2018
Water is a polar molecule and oxygen is a non polar molecule ..For aquatic animals they have to get oxygen from water with gills ..Then we can say oxygen mixes with water to from a solution ..How does a non polar solvant mixes with a polar solvation? ??
Uday - India (28766)
Oxygen molecules can actually slip between the network of water molecules into “pockets” that exist in-between H2O molecules. For a complex explanation see: Predicting oxygen solubility in water.
Finding pure nitrogen
August 25, 2018
My question is there any way to find that there is other material or products are in pure nitrogen.
Ben - USA (28679)
In any method of obtaining "pure" nitrogen, there are always some impurities. A primary method to find out if there are impurities and what they are is by heating the gas and using a spectrometer to see the composition of the material. Each element has a distinct spectral signature.
Timeline of the development of chemistry
May 25, 2018
Timeline of the development of chemistry
Jesus Ramon Neopolo - Philippines (28565)
Biological importance of nitrogen
March 17, 2018
i've project under title :"Elements of the nitrogen group."
can you plaese give me the Biological importance of this elements please .
please send the answer to my email address
and thank you
sarra - Algeria (28476)
Nitrogen is a component of amino acids and urea. Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins. Proteins comprise not only structural components such as muscle, tissue and organs, but also enzymes and hormones essential for the functioning of all living things. Urea is a byproduct of protein digestion.
October 27, 2017
Whats Azeotropic Mixture
Saviour - Nigeria (28301)
An Azeotropic Mixture is known as a constant boiling point mixture. That means the mixture cannot be separated by boiling or distillation. An example of such a mixture is 5% water and 95% ethanol.
Why does an apple change color when cut open?
June 9, 2017
Why apple turns into red colour after cutting into slides?
Maddakam - India (28081)
Apples start to oxidize once they are cut open. That is the reason the colour changes.
Why is nitrogen used in tires?
May 28, 2017
Why is it used in tires?
Allen - USA (28064)
Air is made up of 78% nitrogen, so it is already in inflated tires. Pure nitrogen has the advantage of keeping a more stable pressure in the tires over a long run. Race cars use pure nitrogen to avoid pressure changes when the tires heat up during a race.
Microwaves and polar molecules
March 31, 2017
Why polar molecule are microwave active
saurabh - India (27975)
Microwave ovens work by causing polar molecules to spin rapidly and thus heat up the material. The wavelength of the microwave is such that its frequency or change in direction works well in causing the polar molecules to rotate. Non-polar molecules are not really affected by the microwave radiation.
Define Electronegativity matter
December 6, 2016
Define Electron Negativity matter on polarity and non polarity
Fanuel - Ethiopia (27533)
Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. Using the Electronegativities we can predict whether a given bond will be non-polar, polar covalent, or ionic. The greater the difference in electronegativity the more polar the bond.
See Bond Polarity and Polar vs Non-Polar Molecules for more information.
I hope that helps
August 11, 2016
Nitrogen physical properties,origin,characteristics and uses?
Noel - Philippines (27203)
Examples of liquid non-polar compounds
July 10, 2016
Example of liquid non polar compounds.
Raman - India (27142)
Oils, including vegetable oil and related products like gasoline, are the most common examples of non-polar liquids.
Why is oxygen classified as non-polar?
June 25, 2016
why oxgyen is classfied as non polar and carbon dioxide polar ?
Johannes - Namibia (27105)
Whether a molecule is polar or non-polar depends on its geometry. Oxygen exists as a molecule of two oxygen atoms. The combination balances the distribution of their electrons.
Carbon dioxide is also a non-polar gas for the same reason.
Use of arrow sign in chemical reaction
May 16, 2016
Some of the chemical reactions are represented by arrow sign and some are by equal sign. What is the difference between this two types?
Mohammad - India (27008)
If the chemical reaction mainly goes in one direction, it is represented by an arrow to indication the direction. For example C + O2 --> CO2.
Some reactions can readily go in both directions and are represented by a double arrow ( <---> ) or an equals sign.
Can I used compressed nitrogen to paint a boat?
April 29, 2016
Hey there, I am Nelson from Nautiques Boat Care. My question is can I use it nitrogen as a substitute to regular air pressure when I spray the paint or gel coat to avoid moisture?
Jose - USA (26971)
Since air is made up of 80% nitrogen, using compressed nitrogen to spray the paint. Besides nitrogen and oxygen, air also includes water vapor.
However, compressed nitrogen probably would be more expensive than compressed.
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