News tagged with reaction

Why do egg whites turn white when you cook them?

When you crack open a raw egg, the egg white isn't white at all—it's more like a clear jelly. So why does it turn white when you cook it? Does that make it safe to eat? And what about egg yolks?

dateJan 17, 2019 in Other
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Power stations driven by light

Green plants, algae and some bacteria use sunlight to convert energy. The pigments in chlorophyll absorb electromagnetic radiation, which induces chemical reactions in electrons. These reactions take place in the nucleus ...

dateJan 16, 2019 in Materials Science
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The science of steak

Before you throw a hunk of meat on the barbie this summer, read our guide to the perfect steak.

dateJan 15, 2019 in Other
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Chirality in real time

Distinguishing between left-handed and right-handed (chiral) molecules is crucial in chemistry and the life sciences, and is commonly achieved using a method called circular dichroism. However, during biochemical reactions, ...