Chemistry is a fascinating subject full of unusual trivia, facts, and stats. Here are a few of the amazing ones handpicked for your reference.
You cannot taste anything without saliva.
Yes, it is possible to die from drinking too much water.
Blue is the color of liquid oxygen.
Chalk is made of trillions of microscopic skeleton fossils of plankton.
Fish scales are commonly used as an integral part of lipstick ingredients.
Coca-Cola initially contained cocaine and hence, the name.
Lemons have more sugar than strawberries.
Air becomes liquid at -190 degrees centigrade.
Gallium has a melting point of 29.76 degrees centigrade and can melt on the palm of your hand.
Dynamite contains peanuts as a part of its ingredient.
Graphene (AKA the miracle metal) is the best conductor of electricity and heat.
Lobster blood is colorless until it’s exposed to air. The blood then appears to be blue.
Goldfish eyes perceive the visible spectrum, infrared, as well as the ultraviolet light.
When you freeze seawater or saltwater, you get freshwater ice.
If you expose a glass of water to space, it won’t freeze; rather it will boil. The water vapor would, however, turn into ice soon afterward.
Stale eggs will float in water. Fresh eggs will sink.
Sound travels 4.3 times faster in comparison to air. It doesn’t travel through the vacuum at all.
The solid form of carbon dioxide is known as the dry ice.
Tabletop volcanoes (ones found commonly in school exhibitions and projects) can be created using ammonium dichromate.
The softest known substance known to humankind is talc.
The lighter was invented way before the match.
More than 78% of human brain consists of water.
Macadamia nuts are harmful to dogs and must be avoided at all possible cost.
A lightning strike may sometimes reach a staggering temperature of 30,000 degrees Celsius (i.e., 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit).
Helium is lighter than air. Hence, it floats.
DNA doesn’t catch fire.
Ununoctium is the heaviest metal found so far.
Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table. It is highly inflammable.
Bromine and mercury are the only elements that can stay liquid at room temperature.
Unlike many other substances, water expands during freezing. An ice cube takes up almost 9% more volume than the water used to make it.
Fire spreads uphill quicker than downhill. That is because temperature considerably affects the rate of combustion.
If you add a handful of salt in a glass of water, the level of water would actually go down.
Many radioactive elements do glow in the dark.
There is about 250 g of table salt (NaCl) in an average adult human body.
Frogs don’t drink water because they can absorb it through their skin.
Your tooth enamel is the hardest chemical substance in your body.
Gold and copper are the only two metals devoid of having a silvery appearance.
The chemical elements are organized in order of their increasing atomic numbers.
Carbon comes in many forms like graphite, diamond, etc.
J is the only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table.
The most abundant element in the universe is hydrogen.
The most abundant element on the Earth is Oxygen.
Bones, teeth, and pearl will dissolve in vinegar because it contains weak acetic acid.
You have taste buds on your cheek as well as on your tongue.
Hot water freezes quicker than cold water.
Hydrofluoric acid is so corrosive that it can dissolve glass.
The Amazon rainforest produces approximately 20% of the oxygen in the atmosphere.
Wasp stings are alkaline whereas bee stings are acidic.
Helium can be frozen only through pressure; not by cooling.
The surface of Mars is red because of the presence of iron oxide.
A pure element can take many forms.