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Moles, Molarity and Molality

Chemistry usually involves tiny molecules and huge numbers. Using the humble mole unit makes otherwise complex calculations easy! Learn what moles represent, and their usefulness in molarity and molality calculations.

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Acids and Bases, pH and Buffers

When we study pH, what we’re really studying is the chemistry of water. Water is a good solvent that can dissolve many substances, and its ability to regulate its ions allows for a wide range of chemical reactions to take...

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Me-Too Drugs – Innovation Killers or Backbone of Drug Discovery?

‘Me-too’ or ‘follow-on’ drugs are the copycats of the drug discovery landscape. Taking inspiration from existing drugs and making small modifications to them, many new therapies have been developed in this manner. Despite their reputation for lacking novelty and innovation,...

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The Chemistry of Cats and Catnip

If you didn’t already know, cats love catnip (also known as catmint)! The mere smell of the plant drives many felines into a state of euphoria, strangely eliciting the same sequence of playful behavior. The catnip response highlights a unique...