Glass in a chemical laboratory filled with colored liquid during a reaction
Chemistry

What are Oxidation and Reduction Reactions?

October 13, 2021

The amount of materials in nature seems to make one wonder if chemistry has a definitive end where everything is known about all materials because there’s a finite amount of them. But that, fortunately, isn’t the case. […]

A female laboratory scientist examining a diamond
Chemistry

The Quest for Synthetic Diamonds

October 13, 2021

The process of manufacturing a diamond was not fully realized for quite some time. For more than two centuries, scientists tried to figure out how to do it. The process needed what’s called phase transformation. […]

Gas leaking from an industrial pressure gauge
Chemistry

Phase Transformations in Crystal Structures

October 13, 2021

The universe wouldn’t be as fun as it is if it were a static place where no change occurred. One kind of change that happens a lot is phase transformation, transpiring when materials can change their structure when subjected to heat, pressure, or other factors. […]

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