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How to balance chemical equations
How to balance chemical equations (.avi)
How many atoms in your body?
Energy and so-called "Energy Drinks"
"The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) printed a feature on energy drinks titled 'Liquid Energy.' Nancy Clark, R.D., FACSM, co-chair of ACSM’s Nutrition Interest Group provided expertise. 'If somebody is looking for energy, what they’re looking for is calories, and sure you can get calories in an energy drink,' Clark said. 'You can also get calories in a banana or yogurt or some orange juice.'" (emphasis added)
http://www.acsm.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Search&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=6035 (link no longer active)
Note: Monster Absolutely Zero contains ZERO calories, in other words, ZERO energy! Energy drinks with, say, 100 Calories of energy provide no more true energy than a large apple. While energy drinks may contain some healthy additives that can help the body utilize already stored energy, the main perceived energy boost is almost certainly the result of the drug, caffeine, which gives the brain the illusion of increased energy.
Question: Does mixing some good stuff with something that is bad for you make it good for you?
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If the pressure exerted by a gas at 0°C in a volume of 0.0010 L is 5.00 atm, how many moles of gas are present?
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Give the IUPAC name for the following molecules:
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3. Draw the structural formula for the one structural isomer of butane and name it.
4. Draw and name structural formulas for two structural isomer of octane that have only one branch.
Scroll down the following page for some interesting history of how the periodic table was made. When you finish with the page, click "next page" at the bottom to work your way up to the present, and see some very intriguing versions of the periodic table. Database of Periodic Tables
Native Americans in the Sciences
'Quintuple' Bond Makes Its Debut
Do You Add Sulfuric Acid to Water or Water to Sulfuric Acid?