Environmental Degradation

What is Environmental Degradation? Environmental Degradation is defined as the deterioration of the earth’s environment due to the depletion of natural resources present in our surroundings like air, water, and soil. It is considered a common concern for humankind. Air pollution, water pollution, and soil pollution have become major challenges for the natural environment. Before […]

Chromatography

What is Chromatography? One of the most helpful technique till date in the field of biochemistry is the Chromatography. This technique analyses the seperation of the closely related compound from any given mixture. These compounds can be amino acids, proteins, lipids, peptides, carbohydrates, vitmains, and minerals. The term “Chromatography” was first coined in the late […]

Soil Pollution

What is Soil Pollution? Soil Pollution is defined as the presence of contaminants or pollutants in the soil which exits due to various natural or human activities and lead to harmful effects on living bodies. It is severe when the concentration of toxic chemicals i.e., pollutants is quite high. In other words, soil pollution arises […]

Air Pollution

What is Air Pollution? Air Pollution is defined as the contamination of air due to the presence of entities like dust, gas, mist, smoke, smog, etc. in the atmosphere. The quantities, characteristics along with the duration for which these pollutants exist in the air hinder the lives of living organisms. Air pollution can be personal, […]

Toxic Chemicals in the Environment

The environment is full of chemicals. However, it is not necessary that all chemicals are toxic as some are toxic chemicals while some are non-toxic in nature. The science that involves the study of toxic chemicals and how they act in the environment is defined as Chemical Toxicology. Before elaborating on the presence of toxic […]

Types of Water Pollution

The various categories in which water pollution is classified are namely, Ground, and Surface pollution of water. Previously, we have discussed water pollution in detail. There we have mentioned that water pollution is defined as the presence of impurities within the water the presence of which degrades the quality of water and is further considered […]

Water Pollution

What is Water Pollution? Water Pollution is defined as the changes in physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of water that cause harmful effects on humans as well as aquatic species. Sometimes some unwanted substances are added to water that is not suitable for the bodies that make use of such water. This simply means that […]

Segments of Environment

There are four major segments that constitute the environment. Here in this content, we will discuss each segment separately. Introduction to Environment The word environment corresponds to the surrounding region that includes living and non-living components. Sometimes the environment is regarded as a condition where living beings exist and function. We all have a basic […]

Difference Between Hard Water and Soft Water

Hard Water Vs Soft Water Hard Water and Soft Water are the two terminologies generally used for classifying the types of water. You must be thinking, plain water is always crystal clear then how can one say it is hard or soft water. The nature of water whether it is hard or soft is classified […]

Chemical Properties of Carbon Compounds

There are four crucial properties that are displayed by the compounds of carbon. These are as follows: Combustion Oxidation Addition Substitution What is Carbon? Carbon is a chemical element that is non-metal that makes up about 0.025% of the earth’s crust. The various forms of carbon are diamond, graphite and graphene. Physical Properties of carbon […]