WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY FEMTOCHEMISTRY?

Femtochemistry is the area in the field of physical chemistry that deals with studying of the chemical reactions on a minute time scale (one femtosecond or 10-15 seconds). This is done to study the action of atoms within the molecules to form new molecules by rearranging themselves.

LE CHATELIER’S PRINCIPLE – EXPLAINATION WITH EXAMPLES

In the field of chemistry, Le Chatelier’s principle is also known as the Equilibrium Law. It is helpful in predicting the effect of a change in conditions on the chemical equilibrium. This principle was named after Henry Louis Le Chatelier and Karl Ferdinand Braun.

Water- A Universal Solvent

Water has the ability to dissolve a large number of substances, e.g. sugar, salts etc. Water also dissolves a large number of gases including ammonia, hydrogen chloride etc. Hence, water dissolves almost every common substance and is therefore called a ‘universal solvent’.