20 Things You Didn’t Know About Nothing. Nothing is just nothing, its Nothing !Read more
Fertilization starts just after the transfer of gametes takes place and ends with the formation of zygote, which then differentiates to form your physical self. It is not just the fusion of the nucleus of a sperm with that of an ovum, but a sequence of events that takes place even before the sperms reach the ovum.Read more
Although they look elegant and calm, aurorae are produced when a large number of charged particles undergo collision while being trapped in Earth’s magnetic field.
This splendid display of colours and appearance of dancing lights is fascinating, and equally puzzling. These haunting lights are a form of intense space weather, a result of the atmosphere shielding the Earth against fierce solar particles that would otherwise make our planet uninhabitable. Millions and millions of electrically charged particles in the solar wind wash over Earth and smash into upper atmospheric gases. The energy from each collision is released as photons – particles of light. This causes the particles to glow.Read more
Continuing the post on Alcohols, the physical and chemical properties are discussed in this post. Classification, Methods of Preparation and Important Compounds are in the former post.Read more
Alcohols and phenols are formed when a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon, aliphatic and aromatic respectively, is replaced by –OH group. From the ordinary spirit used for polishing wooden furniture is chiefly a compound containing hydroxyl group, ethanol, to the sugar we eat, the cotton used for fabrics, the paper we use for writing, are all made up of compounds containing hydroxyl (-OH) groups.Read more