What happens when potassium iodide is added to a disulphide?

K.S. Nagabhushana

Can you drink too much water?

Almost every fitness book or a health club preaches one thing, "Drink lot of water". This is an open ended statement as each of our bodies is different and the requirement also differs. Another question that comes to our mind is how much water to drink and whether we can drink too much of water.

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All about natural mosquito repellents

We have always known mosquito repellents to carry pungent and irritating smell. In fact, many of us are even allergic to the smell because of the chemicals involved in these repellents. However, we do have natural mosquito repellents that are not pungent and are user friendly... Let us explore more...

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Cell Metabolism - A Defining Feature of Life

We often refer to this word called as metabolism. But what exactly do we mean by metabolism and what is cell metabolism in specific? Let us find out more about cell metabolism...

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Meet Cerium: The Rare Earth Element

Not many of us are familiar with the element Cerium. Cerium is an element used in flat television screens and compact discs and such important electronic devices. Let us find out more about this element...

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Phosphorus: The Bringer of Light

Man invented fire ages ago and till date, fire is an indispensable aspect of our everyday life. Right from cooking to light, we use fire directly or indirectly. We use matchsticks for lighting the lamp and also for many other things. The matchsticks have phosphorus and let us now find out more about phosphorus...

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We know DNA. But what is RNA?

We have all heard of DNA. But what exactly is RNA? RNA is similar to DNA in many ways at the structural level however; the differences that are present make RNA chemistry very different than that of DNA.

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What is Maillard Reaction?

When you cook meat, have you wondered why the meat changes colour at different stages of cooking? This is because of the Maillard reaction. Wondering what is Maillard reaction? Well, let us find out....

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Meet Phytoalexins: Natural Plant Antibiotics

Phytochemicals help in defending plants and they are so intricate, that each taxonomic grouping of plants can be identified by the unique phytochemicals that are produced by that group. Let us find out more about phytochemicals...

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How DVDs and CDs Store Data?

Earlier, we used to use video tapes to watch movies and cassettes to listen to music. However, times have changed! We now have compact discs or CDs, DVDs and such devices, as we fondly call them, to replace the cassettes and video tapes. As the name suggests, compact discs and Digital Versatile Disc are easy to handle and compact. They occupy very less place at our household and have better storage capacity. Let us find out how these DVDs and CDs store data and how they operate....

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Why Can't We Breathe Underwater?

It is a known fact that water is made up of oxygen and hydrogen, however, when we go underwater, why do we require an oxygen cylinder and why are we unable to breathe under water? In contrast, fishes can live only in water although they also breathe oxygen for their survival. Have you thought about this mystery?

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