What’s The Difference Between Volume, Mass & Weight?

Kate Onissiphorou

16th February 2022


3D illustration of particles in an atom

You’re likely to have been taught the classical definition of matter in school, which is anything that occupies space (volume) and has mass, which is sometimes interchangeable with weight. You may also have learned the difference between mass and weight, and why the former is more important in science than the latter. This… Continue reading »

Why Temperature Control in Chemistry is Important

Kate Onissiphorou

19th January 2022


Someone taking a woman's temperature with a contactless thermometer

Temperature is an important factor in determining the rate of chemical reactions, the extent of reactions and the stability of compounds. Many of the physical and chemical properties of substances are also dependent on temperature. For example, water is a universal solvent at room temperature in liquid form. However, if the temperature is… Continue reading »

Types of Salts in Chemistry and Their Uses

Kate Onissiphorou

12th January 2022


Salt being used in chemistry

We are all familiar with salt, particularly sodium chloride, or table salt. We regularly use it to season and preserve our food. However, not everyone is familiar with other types of salts and their uses, for example, in manufacturing products like fertilisers, dyes, and polyester fabrics.  But salts also have a biological function.… Continue reading »

What is Protein?

Kate Onissiphorou

1st December 2021



Proteins are biological macromolecules composed of amino acid chains. They have physiological and structural functions in the body, and exist in a wide variety of forms, such as enzymes, hormones, blood, antibodies, muscles, and skin.  They also function as transporting molecules within and in between cells. Proteins are considered macronutrients, which are needed… Continue reading »

Vitamins and Amino Acids Explained

Lucy Bell-Young

24th November 2021


Multiple amino acid structures wrtten on blackboard

Both vitamins and amino acids are important nutrients in the human body, performing various crucial functions. Vitamins are considered micronutrients and mainly function as cofactors and coenzymes in different metabolic processes, such as regulating protein synthesis. Meanwhile, amino acids are the fundamental building blocks of proteins. For instance, vitamin B12 or cobalamin has… Continue reading »

What is the Relationship Between Amino Acids and Proteins?

Lucy Bell-Young

17th November 2021


3D illustration of amino acid

Amino acids and proteins have an integral relationship. Amino acids are traditionally defined as the fundamental building blocks of proteins, forming peptide bonds to build various types of them.  This linear structure is called the primary structure of proteins, and usually forms α-helices and β-structures as their secondary structures. In turn, they can… Continue reading »

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