Daily Archives: May 29, 2013


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Have you ever wondered how scientists identify unknown substances? Unraveling the composition of an unknown is called qualitative analysis. The bead test is one of the techniques used by chemists to perform a qualitative analysis of a sample. What is the bead test? The bead test, sometimes called the borax […]

Bead Test for Metals


White Bengal Tiger in Houston
White tigers result from a recessive mutation. The mutation has produced rare white wild tigers, but most white tigers result from intentional inbreeding of tigers that carry the gene. The Cincinnati Zoo estimates about 1 in 10,000 tigers naturally display the black and white coat and blue eyes characteristic of […]

Why White Tigers Are White