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Here’s an all-purpose biology definition: bi·ol·o·gy (noun) /bīˈäləjē/ Biology is (1) the scientific study of life and living organisms. (2) the flora and fauna of a region. Related Terms Chemistry Definition

Biology Definition

Many chemistry terms are very long, so abbreviations and acronyms are common.
Here’s a good general definition of chemistry: chem·is·try (noun) /ˈkemistrē/ Chemistry is (1) the scientific study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. (2) the composition and properties of a material.

Chemistry Definition

This is the original green fire jack o' lantern. Boric acid burns with an acid-green flame. (Anne Helmenstine)
Green fire is one of the most vibrant forms of colored flames. It’s also one of the easiest to produce with common materials! Borax or Boric Acid Green Fire Borax and boric acid are two boron salts. Borax is sold as a laundry detergent booster or household cleaner. Boric acid […]

Two Ways to Make Green Fire

Balancing the equation for the reaction between phosphorus pentoxide and water to make phosphoric acid.
One of the basic skills you will develop as you study chemistry is the ability to balance a chemical equation. One you have written a balanced equation, you will be in a good position to perform all manner of calculations! Balancing a chemical equation refers to establishing the mathematical relationship […]

Guidelines for Balancing Chemical Equations

Histidine Structure
The human body can make 10 of the twenty amino acids, but the other 10 must be obtained through food. These are the essential amino acids. The essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Arginine is an essential amino acid for babies and […]

Name the Essential Amino Acids