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Chemical Processes and Tests

Chemical processes and tests allow chemists to ascertain the properties of various substances. By utilizing chemical processes and tests, scientists can look at life on the atomic level. Click here to find some articles on chemical processes and tests.


Watch: The Chemistry of Sparklers Explained in Slow-motion Video

What's the science behind sparklers? Learn more about how sparklers and fireworks work in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

What Makes This Video of Things Melting So Satisfying?

YouTube channel Let's Melt This makes videos of things melting. Learn more about videos of things melting in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Skunk Water: A Weapon That Uses Stench to Control Crowds

What is the crowd control weapon called skunk? Read this HowStuffWorks Now article to learn more about the nonlethal substance called skunk. See more »

What's a monomer?

Monomers are small molecules that are the foundation for much bigger things. Learn more about monomers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What's a polymer?

Polymers are the basic components in so many of the products we use each day. Learn how more about how polymers work. See more »

What is Avogadro’s number?

Avogadro's number is a key component in the study of chemistry. Learn about the origin and impact of Avogadro's number at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Mass Spectrometry Works

Mass spectrometry is an aspect of science that could finally put the steroid era of baseball to an end. Learn about mass spectrometry. See more »

How Human Experimentation Works

Human experimentation is a concept related to scientific testing. Learn about human experimentation in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

What if someone released a large amount of helium into a small space?

If you released helium into a small space, would everyone talk funny? Read this article to find out if you would talk like Donald Duck, or if it's dangerous. See more »

What if I touched dry ice?

What if I touched dry ice? Is it hot or cold? Is it actually a solid? And would it leave a mark? See more »