The famous scientist after whom the Nobel prize was named is not only famous for this reason! In fact, he is the inventor of dynamite, which is only one of his numerous patents (355). This is an explosive made of nitroglycerin and diatomite moulded into sticks. This is made of silica, alumina and iron oxide. Find out more about dynamite here. Nowadays the Nobel prizes are given to scientists who gave a contribution to the field in chemistry, physics, medicine, economics and p
The element of this month is ARGON, which is a noble gas and the third most abundant gas on the Earth's atmosphere. This element was isolated for the first time in 1894 by scientists at University College in London. To do this they used a sample of clean air and removed nitrogen, CO2, oxygen and water. Argon was the first noble gas to be found out and it is currently employed in lasers and cryosurgery procedures. To find out more about this interesting element, click here!
Feel like trying some nice experiments at home during the weekend? Then chemistry and the concept of density can help you! This experiment is very easy and the result will be wonderful! What you will need is: - a bottle of water - a bottle of vegetable oil - an Alka Seltzer tablet. Watch this video to find all the instructions to make your own lava lamp!