Author: Tyrone Arnold

Have Fun With Chemisty: 5 Easy to Do Experiements

Have Fun With Chemisty: 5 Easy to Do Experiements

Chemistry is a subject which is fascinating and has a very rich ancient history. Discussed below are five fun things you can do with chemistry.

Making Objects Disappear

Reflection of light is made possible by visible objects. When light changes speed and direction as it passes from one object to another, refraction occurs. Putting two materials with the same reflective properties will make light pass through the objects at a constant equal speed. By so doing, one object will seemingly disappear. Glass can be made invisible by using vegetable oil and Pyrex glass. Perfecting this art makes you enjoy nature using science, specifically chemistry skills.

Hybrid Rocket Engine

Creating a homemade hybrid rocket engine during leisure time is fun. The rocket engine can be created using pasta, mouthwash and yeast. Hybrid rocket engines can propel themselves when a solid fuel source is combined with a liquid oxidizer. Being your own rocket scientist at the comfort of your home is made possible by chemistry.

Cloud in a Bottle

Creating a cloud in a bottle an easy task using simple chemistry skills. Clouds are formed when water vapor cools and condenses into water droplets which are visible. A glass jar, matches, rubber gloves, rubber band, flashlight, food colour and water are the needed supplies. It is as simple as pouring water into the jar, putting the rubber glove wrist around the jar’s mouth, try putting your hand in the glove, lighting a match and dropping it in the jar, putting your hand in the glove again and finally shining a flashlight on the jar and the cloud becomes visible. There is nothing more satisfying than using simple chemistry skills to make fun and enjoy living.

Liquid Art

The moving liquid art. Creating a moving liquid relies entirely on chemical knowledge. This is done using milk and soap. The surface tension of milk is broken down by mixing milk and dish soap. After mixing these two substances and throwing in different food colorings, the now visible liquid moves.

Rainbow in a Jar

Making a rainbow in a jar. Exploiting the difference in mass of various liquids makes this possible. A good example is that of oil and water. Oil is less dense than water and when the two liquids are mixed, oil floats on top of water. Using this concept, you can combine many liquids in a jar while adding different food colors. Refraction of light will cause an amazing multicolored arch to be formed. Many magicians perfect chemistry skills and consequently make a fortune out of simple mind-blowing exercises.

Top Chemical Compounds That Affect Our Lives Every Day

Top Chemical Compounds That Affect Our Lives Every Day

Chemistry has become an inseparable part of our day to day lives. It’s in the food we eat, air that we breathe, chemicals used for cleaning, the emotions that are in almost every object surrounding us.


Everyone must have tried cooking. Cutting onions brings tears and caused burning to our eyes because of the vapors. It’s because while slicing onion, we break the cells, thus they release a chemical compound that causes tearing.


The chemical messengers, known as neurotransmitters are responsible our emotions, for example, love, envy, infidelity, and infatuation.


Have you ever wondered why the ice floats? How difficult would it have been it ice sank?
The reason behind this is that the substance should be less dense or mass per unit volume is less. Because of this reason the pebble or piece of rock when tossed into the bucket with water in it, sink. Due to this only lakes and ponds freeze from top to bottom, which helps the fishes and aquatic animals survive during the cold weather.


Soaps are made up of the fatty acid salts of potassium and sodium element. The process involved in the making of soap is known as saponification.
Soaps are able to clean properly because of its emulsifying property.


Sunscreen creams also use chemistry to block or allow to pass the sunrays, in order to protect us from harmful skin diseases, sunburn etc. It combines chemically the organic and inorganic components to filer the rays so fewer rays are able to penetrate through that layer. Enhanced technology is Sunblock, that reflects the suns rays completely thus none reaches to our body. the particles like zinc oxide and titanium oxide help in the scattering of light. But it whiteouts the skin, you could easily tell who is using sunscreen and who is sunblock.


The chemistry behind the baking powder and soda effect is that they are added to food that is to be baked which is result produce carbon dioxide and causes them to rise.


The reason behind the food getting bad or smelly is the chain of chemical reactions that take place in the food kept for a long time. Fats turn rancid. Bacteria that grows inside it can make us sick. Similarly, water kept in plastic bottles may change in their taste, because of the chemicals they may absorb from their packaging.