The next 5 chemical elements of the Periodic Table; Atomic Numbers 6 – 10 View the first 5 chemical elements of the Periodic Table here. (The link opens in a new tab / window) Carbon – C With its various allotropic forms, Carbon is very clearly known as a versatile element. Did you realize that Graphite and Diamond are precisely the same carbon atoms, just arranged in a different structure that gives them remarkably different properties Did you know? Carbon is the 4th most abundant element in the Universe. Watch…read more
The atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body are traceable to a crucible that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars, the high mass ones among them, when unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded, scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of…read more
The first 5 chemical elements of the Periodic Table Hydrogen – H With an atomic number of 1, Hydrogen is the simplest element. It is believed to have just 1 proton in its nucleus and 1 electron revolving around it. Did you know? Hydrogen is the name of 3 different atoms i.e. Hydrogen has 3 isotopes: Protium – 1 proton in the nucleus Deuterium– 1 proton & 1 neutron in the nucleus Tritium – 1 proton & 2 neutrons in the nucleus Helium – He The second most abundant element…read more
When we walk, we actually push back on the floor / surface. Right? Which force then actually makes us move forward? A. Gravitational Force B. Frictional Force C. Muscular Force Walking seems like such a simple task. Why don’t we just imagine the act of walking for a moment to see if it is as simple and obvious as it seems. 😉 Stand up on your two feet and get started with the first step. Quite easy right? Lift up one of your legs and plant it forward and…read more
The mass of a body on earth is 60 kg. Its mass on the moon will be: A. 360 kg B. 60 kg C. 10 kg D. 1/6 kg Did you imagine the mass to be 10 kg? Isn’t the gravity on the Moon supposed to be 1/6th of that on Earth? Absolutely Yes! But… What effect does gravity have on the mass of an object?
Today, silicon is the backbone of artificial intelligence. Every smart device that you possess is based on Silicon. Interestingly, human intelligence and more importantly life itself is carbon based. So why do we call carbon – Crazy? Because it can form amazingly long chains with itself i.e. 1 carbon can bond with another carbon and another carbon and another and so on infinitely to create – Us. Animals. Plants. All life that exists on Earth. Carbon is also the “backbone” of Biology. Can you reason why? Here’s a quick introduction of…read more
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