By: Cody Moezzi and Madelyn Lucas Let’s briefly imagine that you’re on an engineering team whose space orbit is 100 km closer to crashing into earth’s atmosphere, endangering lives, and costing NASA 125 million dollars. Except, we aren’t pretending here. This is the true story of a 1999 space orbit failure. As a biochemistry major, … More UNIT CONVERSIONS
Why Do We Feel Fatigued After the Thanksgiving Feast? Source: PopSci There’s an old wives’ tale roaming around that I always hear during Thanksgiving: eating turkey makes us feel sleepy because it contains Tryptophan. This is largely a false statement, and as Dr. Helmenstine points out, we would feel the lethargy after the Thanksgiving feast even … More Does Eating Turkey Really Make Us Sleepy?
1. Don’t fall behind. This is definitely easier said than done, but it is very important. If you are always trying to catch up, you will not be able to learn the new, current material and it will be harder to do well in the class. To keep up with the course load, it is … More 5 Tips for Succeeding in General Chemistry
You just consumed a Frontier burrito that was the size of your head and you are wondering what your body is going to do with all that greasy goodness. Well, to put a complicated process into simple terms, cellular respiration occurs. What is cellular respiration? Cellular respiration is a series of metabolic processes that take … More How Your Body is Digesting That Frontier Burrito
Rate laws can be confusing for students, but they don’t need to be. Let’s try to walk through some problems that will hopefully clarify what these problems are and how to approach them. Rate laws appear in the following form: Rate laws can only be determined via experimentation, never from the chemical equation alone. Take … More Chemical Kinetics: Determining Rate Laws