Monthly Archives: March 2012

Catalysts in green chemistry

Catalysts are used to speed up the rate of a chemical reaction. For example, the catalytic converter in automobiles speeds up the breakdown of engine exhaust gases to harmless carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water. Catalysis is important in chemical production. … Continue reading

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Good news everyone!

“Nothing is impossible, not if you can imagine it. That’s what being a scientist is all about.” – Prof. H. Farnsworth, Futurama C. P. Snow, in The Two Cultures, described a divide between the sciences and the humanities. Certainly, the … Continue reading

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