Answers to Chemistry Questions

Answers to questions about chemistry, matter, gases, fuels, green chemistry, nanotechnology...

05 November 2019

What powers the light and how long can they keep it up?

17 September 2019

When you add pasta or rice to boiling water, why does it suddenly boil over?

30 July 2019

Listener Manik wanted to know how you can tell whether a painting is of a sunset or a sunrise...

18 June 2019

Ljiljana Funk answers our final question of the show.

18 June 2019

Let's blow the lid off this Q&A!

18 June 2019

It's a word you hear a lot, but what does it actually involved?

07 May 2019

Kit Chapman sniffs out an answer to this chemical query...

07 May 2019

Kit Chapman from Chemistry World took on this chemical query from listener David.

07 May 2019

And what are the advantages and disadvantages of using nuclear power?

07 May 2019

Where is that energy coming from? Chemistry World's Kit Chapman explains...

09 April 2019

What's the most powerful acid we've ever found?

09 April 2019

How do we make new molecules?

09 April 2019

What makes a battery go?

12 March 2019

Our televisions use a similar technology... Who knew?!

12 March 2019

It over was over to chemist Ljiljana Fruk to illuminate an answer...

05 February 2019

We wax lyrical about smoky candles...

22 January 2019

Why don't plants leave a hole in the ground when they grow?

15 January 2019

When a bar of soap gets used a lot and gets smaller, it seems to struggle to form suds properly. Is something other...

04 December 2018

Is it safe to heat my dinner in a plastic container?

25 September 2018

And why is it STILL on my walls?