For a chemical reaction to occur the reacting molecules must be activated.Usually this activation is carried out thermally i.e by increasing the reaction temperature.Increasing temperature

# Category: General Chemistry

## 150.FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY(14) – Sampling(1).

We talked about different methods of analysis in the previous post and inferred that only with experience and intuition , we can choose a correct

## 105.Resonance(2)

In the last post we studied what resonance means and how resonating structures blend to give the resonance hybrid structure. In this post we shall

## 13.SI Units.

As we know ,science is studied all around the world.Thus, it is essential that we have a standard system for measurements and have units for

## 12.Chemistry & Mathematics(8)-Integration(2).

In the last post we studied what Integration means and some basic rules for finding integrals.I mentioned a term ‘Indefinite Integral’ in my last post.In

## 11.Chemistry & Mathematics(7)-Integration(1).

Today I begin writing about the second part of calculus – INTEGRATION.In the earlier posts we discussed how differentiation helps us to divide our data

## 10.Chemistry & Mathematics (6)-Differentiation(3).

Partial Differentiation. In this post I intend to discuss the concept of PARTIAL DIFFERENTIATION.We have already studied that for a function with one variable ‘y’

## 9.Chemistry &Mathematics(5)-Differentiation(2).

In this post we shall discuss the concept of differentiation in greater detail.In our last post we have already learned what derivatives are and why

## 8.Chemistry & Mathematics(4)-Differentiation(1).

Calculus. After discussing about graphs now we shall discuss a somewhat esoteric mathematical topic namely Calculus which includes the following two types – i)Differential

## 7.Chemistry & Mathematics(3) – Graphs(2)

Log-log graphs. We discussed in the last post that a straight line graph is very helpful in interpreting experimental data but sometimes experiments give us

## 6.Chemistry & Mathematics(2) – Graphs(1)

In the earlier post we discussed about the importance of mathematics in Chemistry.Today,let us begin by understanding how we can plot our experimental data on

## 5.Chemistry & Mathematics(1) – Variables.

Galileo said – “Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe” . I don’t know how true is that , but I do

## 4.Chemistry and Spirituality -Part II

“God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.” – A.

## 3.Chemistry and Spirituality – Part I

I come from a land (INDIA) , where in ancient times, saints were scientists.It would not be an overstatement to say that the yogis and

## 2.Ancient Indian Chemistry

Today I begin to write about ancient chemists and the knowledge they had in the field of Chemistry. I came across many references in ancient

## 1.Scope of Chemistry

Chlorine is a deadly poisonous gas employed on European battlefields in World war I.Sodium is a corrosive metal which burns upon contact with water.Together they