Acid
An acid (from the Latin acidus/acēre meaning sour) is a chemical substance whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with...
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A Newly Made RNA Strand Bolsters Ideas About How Life On Earth Began
RNA molecule is able to synthesize other RNAs, a feat believed central to the origin of life
U.N. experts find weed killer glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer
The pesticide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto in its Roundup weed killer product and widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, is unlikely to cause cancer in people, according to a new safety review b...
Melting A Sock With Sulfuric Acid
Melting a sock with sulfuric acid! This video demonstrates how sulfuric acid reacts with your clothing. Within a matter of three minutes the sock was melted down to an awesome glob of goo.
Scientists find a way to convert Carbon Dioxide from air into fuel
Researchers have discovered a process that takes Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the air and converts it into methanol (CH3OH) with the help of a homogeneous catalyst.
Aspirin Targets Key Protein In Neurodegenerative Diseases
new study finds that a component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s d...
Tracing Our 'Tree Of Life' To Its Roots: 3.8 Billion-Year-Old Molecule Reveals Clues About How Life On Earth Began...And It Could Help Us Find Aliens On Other Planets
By studying molecules in living human cells, researchers believe they have been able to trace the evolution of biology back to its roots. Experts from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered t...
New study shows vitamin C pumped into the body in high doses kills cancer cells
Maybe Linus Pauling was on to something after all - New study published in Science Magazine suggests that high dose of Vitamin C may effectively kill colorectal cancer cells having mutations. Ascorbic...
Don’t eat Dungeness crab, California health department warns
The California Department of Public Health is warning that potentially deadly levels of domoic acid have been found in Dungeness crab and rock crab caught along the coastline between Oregon and the so...
NHS to fund world’s largest study into effect of aspirin on cancer
The study will attempt to determine whether taking aspirin daily for five years can stop or delay the return of cancers that have been caught and treated early. Aspirin has already been proved to hel...
Biologists Unravel Drug-Resistance Mechanism In Tumor Cells
About half of all tumors are missing a gene called p53, which helps healthy cells prevent genetic mutations. Many of these tumors develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs that kill cells by damaging t...
Mini Carbon-Capturing Motors May Help Lower Carbon Dioxide Levels In The Oceans
To help address the growing problem of water pollution, a group of scientists have created tiny motors that can rapidly remove carbon dioxide from the water. Researchers have developed carbon-capturin...
Panel Says Aspirin Lowers Heart Attack Risk For Some, But Not All
Some adults at risk of heart attack or stroke can indeed benefit from taking a daily aspirin, a federal panel says. And it may also lower colorectal cancer risk. But the treatment has risks, too. Adul...
Health effects of aspirin: Where do we stand?
An aspirin a day, keeps the doctor away. Or does it? Aside from being a potent painkiller to help with that numbing headache or aching pain in your back, doctors today routinely prescribe a daily regi...
Superconductivity Record Sparks Wave Of Follow-Up Physics
Hydrogen sulfide — the compound responsible for the smell of rotten eggs — conducts electricity with zero resistance at a record high temperature of 203 kelvin (–70 °C), reports a paper published toda...
Acid-base reaction
An acid–base reaction is a chemical reaction that occurs between an acid and a base. Several theoretical frameworks provide alternative conceptions of the reaction mechanisms and their application in ...
pH
In chemistry, pH (/piːˈeɪtʃ/) is the negative log of the activity of the hydrogen ion in an aqueous solution. Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater tha...
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Superacid
According to the classical definition, a superacid is an acid with an acidity greater than that of 100% pure sulfuric acid, which has a Hammett acidity function (H0) of −12. According to the modern de...
Aqua regia
Aqua regia ( "royal water"), aqua regis ( "king's water"), or nitro-hydrochloric acid is a highly corrosive mixture of acids, a fuming yellow or red solution. The mixture is formed by freshly mixing c...
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Acetic acid
Acetic acid /əˈsiːtɨk/ (systematically named ethanoic acid /ˌɛθəˈnoʊɨk/) is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3COOH (also written as CH3CO2H or C2H4O2). It is a colourless liquid that wh...
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Ascorbic acid
Ascorbic acid is a naturally occurring organic compound with antioxidant properties. It is a white solid, but impure samples can appear yellowish. It dissolves well in water to give mildly acidic sol...
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Citric acid
Citric acid is a weak organic acid with the formula C6H8O7. It is a natural preservative/conservative which occurs naturally in citrus fruits and is also used to add an acidic or sour taste to foods a...
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Lactic acid
Lactic acid is a chemical compound that plays a role in various biochemical processes. It was first isolated in 1780 by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Lactic acid is a carboxylic acid with ...
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Nitric acid
Nitric acid (HNO3), also known as aqua fortis and spirit of niter, is a highly corrosive mineral acid. The pure compound is colorless, but older samples tend to acquire a yellow cast due to decomposi...
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Oxalic acid
Oxalic acid is an organic compound with the formula H2C2O4. It is a colorless crystalline solid that forms a colorless solution in water. It is classified as a dicarboxylic acid. In terms of acid stre...
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Phosphoric acid
Phosphoric acid (also known as orthophosphoric acid or phosphoric(V) acid) is a mineral (inorganic) acid having the chemical formula H3PO4. Orthophosphoric acid molecules can combine with themselves t...
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Sulfuric acid
Sulfuric acid (alternative spelling sulphuric acid) is a highly corrosive strong mineral acid with the molecular formula H2SO4. It is a pungent-ethereal, colorless to slightly yellow viscous liquid wh...
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Tartaric acid
Tartaric acid is a white crystalline diprotic acid. This aldaric acid occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes, bananas, and tamarinds, is commonly combined with baking soda to function as...
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Amino acid
Amino acids (/əˈmiːnoʊ/, /əˈmaɪnoʊ/, or /ˈæmɪnoʊ/) are biologically important organic compounds composed of amine (-NH2) and carboxylic acid (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side-chain specific...
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