Chemistry Facts From Our Fellow Science Geeks You Probably Didn't Know About

Admin | Published 2016-12-07 08:27
Science has still so much more to know in the universe. There is still a gigantic pile of mystery to be solved by equations and numbers. And for us, who are not expert scientists, there are still a lot of scientific facts that stupefy us every day. Every time we know something new, it gives us joy and excitement. These facts make the world and the galaxy look immensely huge. Thus, we're sharing with you these chemistry facts passed down by our fellow science geeks because we know exactly how it feels! Share these chemistry facts with your friends, too! Spread the word. Look cool. #1 There is about 13 billionth of a gram of gold in each litre of seawater. - Gopal G of Ropar, India However, gold in the ocean is so dilute that it's almost impossible to impart it from seawater. If you plan to make a fortune from the sea, focus on the seafloor. They say there is undissolved gold found on the floor of the ocean. Good luck with scary octopus, though. #2 Copper is the only metal that is naturally antibacterial. - Zenry of Philippines

Copper affects the bacteria in two ways: first by interacting with bacteria outer membrane. Second, the holes of the outer membrane of bacteria are weakened by copper by removing its water and nutrients.

#3 Graphite can be transformed into diamond by applying a temperature of 3000°C and pressure of 100,000 atm. - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The process of creating synthetic diamonds is so expensive, that it's only used for creating hard coatings for industrial equipments.

#4 Chalk is made of trillions of microscopic skeleton fossils of plankton (a tiny sea creature.) -Sam of Los Angeles, California, United States

Chalk is made from lime mud that is formed from the microscopic skeletons of plankton, which rain down on the sea floor from the sunlit waters above.

#5 A rubber tyre is actually one single giant molecule - Moi of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Unless physically shredded or worn down, a tire cannot be melted down or turned into something else. Most garbage dumps no longer accept tires because they cannot be buried or truly disposed.

#6 Dynamite contains peanuts as an ingredient. Manaal of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Peanut oil can be processed to produce glycerol. Glycerol is a part of nitroglycerine, which is an ingredient of explosives.

#7 Honey does not spoil.  - Ashalaya of Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Spores of Clostridium botulinum make honey immortal. Over time honey form these spores, which developed intestinal tract can deal with.

#8 Twenty percent of Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon forest.Jassim of Salem, India

Sixteen percent of the world's water flows in the Amazon delta, and the largest percentage of biodiversity happens in the same forest. It's not surprising that the Amazon forest is called the "Lungs of the Earth".


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