Posts tagged Chemistry
Nuclear Fission: Unleashing The Power Of The Atom

When thinking about discoveries that have changed the world, most of the time it’s for the better. However, there are some discoveries where you wonder if the world would have been better off without them. One of these is the ability to harness the power of nuclear fission. This gave us the ability to unleash almost unlimited fury and destruction on a global scale with the atomic bomb. Today, were going to learn the interesting story behind what led scientists to figure out how to split atoms along with a bit about how it works.

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Nitrogen Fixation: How The Haber-Bosch Process Fed The World

In our bodies, 80% of the nitrogen has at one point cycled through the Haber-Bosch Process. That’s because the process is crucial for agriculture’s ability to feed the world. The Haber-Bosch Process allowed humanity to make fertilizer at scale. It’s estimated that global production would decrease to roughly half without it. Today, we are going to learn about how scientists figured out how to turn the most abundant component of our atmosphere, nitrogen, into a powerful chemical tool.

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