Gold Nugget – US Securities and Exchange Commission (archives)
Doubtless you find the little gold nugget just to the right very beautiful, despite its odd shape. It is also quite valuable. We hope you will find the science nuggets we present here lovely, informative, and above all else quirky. Perhaps some of these pieces will help you better appreciate what many profess they can’t stand?
What are Allotropes?
Antibiotics from Dirt?
Inert Gas Compounds?
Anatomy of a Dog’s Tail
Progenitor of the Carrot?
The Odor in Natural Gas?
Imaginary Numbers Real?
Euglena: Plant or Animal?
Mummy Ötzi and the Bible
Poppy Seeds Drug Positive?
How Cream Turns to Butter
Seismic Events & Clathrates
Does Ice Cool Warm Water?
Cubane: The Chemist’s Toy?
Termite Methane Generator
Tires to Lemons? Not Exactly
Exotic Perfume and Ambergris
Star Processes: Iron and Nickel
Red and Yellow Makes Orange?
Antimatter Opposite of Matter?
The Crane Fly a Giant Mosquito?
Heavy Water -vs.- Regular Water
Limonene Citrus Cleaner Chemistry
Bakelite: The Chemistry of Art Deco
Why Sulfuric Acid Turns Sugar Black
Glass, Rubber, & Gravitational Lenses
Xylitol – A Natural Artificial Sweetener
Woodward cis-Hydroxylation Reaction
Organic Chemistry: What is Ring Strain?
The Iron Sandwich Compound Ferrocene
What are Amphoteric and Amphoterism?
Does Glass Flow? Is it Liquid or Is It Solid?
The Bent Water Molecule – Why Is It Bent?
The Differences Between Flagella and Cilia
Why Electroless Plating and Electroplating?
The Curiously Stable Dodecaborate Dianion
The Persistent Triphenylmethyl Free Radical
Alcohol Protonation: Synthesis Intermediate
How Does Thioglycolate Hair Remover Work?
Converting Gas Temperature to Particle Velocity
Fission Energy Vs. Total Energy of Uranium-235 Don’t Monkey Around – What is a Banana Bond?
Tetrahydrofuran or Diethyl Ether – Which to Use?
From Acids to Superacids: From Lavoisier to Olah
Cooling Atoms to Millionths of 1 Degree by Laser?
LCAO-MO Chemical Bonding Theory & Examples
Make Homemade Iron Gall Ink from Oak Tree Galls
Degrees of Oxidation Using Methane as an Example
Was Mom Right? Is Eating Carrots Good for the Eyes?
Organic Ozonides – How They Form, How They React
The Zwitterion: Nature, Occurrence, Ongoing Research
Silicon Tetrachloride Acts Like an Electronegative Atom
What Is the Difference Between an Orbit and an Orbital?
Dimethylsulfoxide, DMSO: Snake Oil? Why or Why Not?
Muonium: An Atom Similar to Hydrogen, Only No Protons!
Sulfur Analogs of Oxygen-Containing Organic Compounds
Beer Bottle Condensation: What Forces Produce Droplets?
Is It a Honeybee? Is It a Bumble Bee? No, It’s a Carpenter Bee
Energy from Matter – Chemical Energy, Atomic Energy, and Annihilation
The Chemical Structure of the Anti-Fungal Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate