What are some strange facts about chemistry

Interesting facts about chemistry.

Chemistry is a fascinating science full of curiosities. Here is a list of the funniest and most interesting chemical facts: The only one

Chemistry is a fascinating science full of curiosities. Here is a list of the funniest and most interesting chemical facts:

  • The only elements that are liquid at room temperature are bromine and mercury. However, gallium can be melted by heating a lump in your hand.
  • Unlike many substances, water expands when it freezes. An ice cube has about 9% more volume than the water it is made of.
  • Pouring a handful of salt into a full glass of water will lower the water level instead of causing the glass to overflow.
  • If you mix half a liter of alcohol and half a liter of water, the total volume of the liquid is less than a liter.
  • There is approximately 250 grams of salt (NaCl) in an adult human body.
  • A pure element can take many forms. For example, diamond and graphite are both forms of pure carbon.
  • Many radioactive elements actually glow in the dark.
  • The chemical name for water (H2O) is dihydrogen monoxide.
  • The only letter that does not appear on the periodic table is J.
  • Lightning strikes produce ozone and strengthen the ozone layer in the atmosphere.
  • Although oxygen gas is colorless, the liquid and solid forms of oxygen are blue.
  • The human body contains enough carbon to make graphite for about 9,000 pencils.