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Chemistry Neutralisation In Everyday Life

Chemistry neutralisation is found in everyday life, but we seldom notice it. It plays a vital role in biological functions like maintaining the pH level of blood, as well as in many industrial processes. Neutralisation (the reaction between acids and bases) typically produces salt and water products with a neutral pH. However, neutralisation reactions aren’t always complete or perfectly balanced;...

What Is Neutralisation In Chemistry?

Neutralisation in chemistry is when an acid and a base react to form salt and water, which typically have a neutral pH.  Neutralisation reactions can be classified into several types depending on the respective strengths of the reactants. They may also be grouped according to the Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry definitions of acids and bases. As we explain in this article, acid-base...

The Chemistry of Colour

The chemistry of colour covers the way in which different frequencies and wavelengths of visible light are absorbed or reflected by molecules known as pigments. These pigments have specific compositions and configurations that correspond to their respective colours.  From the varying colours of autumn leaves to the dyes used in the clothing industry, our world is full of rich and...

How to Balance an Equation in Chemistry

To balance a chemical equation in chemistry, you must follow the law of conservation of mass, which stipulates that the total molar mass of the reactants must be equal to the total molar mass of the products. This is done by writing numerical coefficients to indicate how many moles of each substance are present during a chemical reaction. It’s important...

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