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Unformatted text preview: Chemistry is a fascinating science, full of unusual trivia! Here are some fun and interesting chemistry facts for you. The only elements that are liquid at room temperature are bromine and mercury . However, you can melt gallium by holding a lump in the warmth of your hand. Unlike many substances, water expands as it freezes. An ice cube takes up about 9% more volume than the water used to make it. If you pour a handful of salt into a full glass of water, the water level will actually go down rather than overflowing the glass. There is about 1/2 lb or 250 g of salt (NaCl) in the average adult human body. A pure element can take many forms. For example, diamond and graphite both are forms of pure carbon. The chemical name for water (H 2 O) is dihydrogen monoxide. The only letter that doesn't appear on the...
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2011 for the course SCH 4U taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at Beacon FL.
- Spring '10