Tag Archives: salt

How does salt melt ice?

Well it ain’t. It does not melt ice. Salt is just moving the melting point below 0 degrees Celsius and thus you will see water becoming liquid when salt comes into play. The way ice make water liquid is by injecting the sodium and chlorine ions between the water molecules in the ice breaking it […]

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Salt, Diamonds and DNA: 5 Surprising Facts About Crystals

Reactions created a new video about crystals and how they behave. Did you also knew that the DNA, while an acid, has a crystaline structure? 2014 is the year of cristalography and Reactions teaches us 5 things about crystals. Crystals are materials in which the molecules have a unique arrangement called crystal lattice, a very […]

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How does soap work?

Brain Stuff explains: soap is basically a salt with this name. Soap is made of an acid, which is in fact one type of fat, and of a base, a sodium hydroxide. The acid and the base brought together create the salt called soap. This salt attaches itself to fats and oils and to water […]

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Nanoscale: how salt cubes look fancy in a scanning electron microscope

Some things, like atoms and molecules are way too tiny to look at them using regular optical microscopes. This is where the scanning electron microscope comes into place. It sees the charges of the atoms and then is able to create a map of those charges. The map that results is a representation of those […]

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Skyrim – salt portrait of Dragonborn and funny hack [video]

Bashir Sultani does a great job with his salt art. On his site he shows off many pictures an videos of interesting ads and portraits done only with salt and his own creativity. Salt is good. Salt Art is precious. In the video above you can see a portrait of Dragonborn, the main character in […]

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