Some Interesting Facts about Chemistry

Chemistry is a branch of science involved with atoms, molecules, elements matter, their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the different types of changes they undergo during the chemical reactions. It is a fascinating part of science which is full of new innovations.

Chemistry is important in our daily life as it helps us to understand the world around us. It shows us that everything around us is made up of matter which again is chemistry.

The following is a list of interesting facts about chemistry.

Fact-1

Uranium, Plutonium, Radium, Radon, Einsteinium, Curium, Polonium, Thorium are the list of few radioactive elements which glow in the dark.

Fact-2

There are about 118 elements on the periodic table and there is no element with the letter J.

Fact-3

Lightning is a natural phenomenon which occurs during the thunderstorm. When the Lightning strikes, ozone (O3) is produced which helps in strengthening the atmosphere’s ozone layer.

Fact-4

Hydrogen (H) is the most abundant element found in the universe, whereas oxygen (O) is the most abundant element found in the earth’s atmosphere.

Fact-5

Mole concept is one of the convenient methods of expressing the total amount of reactants and products present in the reaction.

Fact-6

Carbon is the 4th most mutually found element in the Universe, 15th most element in the Earth’s crust and the 2nd most common element in the human body.

Fact-7

Both Apple and pear fruit release enough ethylene gas as they mature, which in turn can be useful for promoting the ripening of several other fruits.

Fact-8

Coal is made up of carbon and other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur. Coal is considered as the world’s largest source of energy used for the production of electricity by burning in a furnace with a boiler.

Fact-9

The geometry of individual molecules can be easily predicted through the VSEPR theory from the total number of electron pairs present around the central atoms.

Fact-10

In the Mendeleev’s periodic table, the elements are arranged in order of increasing atomic weight, whereas in the modern periodic table the elements are arranged in order of increasing atomic number.

These were some interesting facts about chemistry.

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