Gun Cotton: Definition, Hazards & FAQs

gun cotton

Guncotton or nitrocellulose (also known as trinitrocellulose and cellulose nitrate)is a mild explosive, used in rockets, propellants, printing ink bases, leather finishing, and celluloid (a mixture of nitrocellulose and camphor; first used to manufacture billiard balls). It is prepared by treating ordinary cotton with a mixture of concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids, which replaces the hydrogen atom on the OH groups … Read more

How to Read the Periodic Table? Groups & Periods Overview

How to Read the Periodic Table

This tutorial will teach you how to read a periodic table. Let’s take a closer look at the different groups of the periodic table. You will also learn about the different properties of the periodic table groups, periods, and families. How to Read the Periodic Table? Vocabulary Elements: Substances consisting of only one atom. Groups: The vertical … Read more

What are the Key Differences Between DNA and RNA?


The nucleic acids ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) are among the most important molecules in cell biology, which are responsible for storing and transmitting genetic information in all living things. Despite the fact that they are both linear polymers containing sugars, phosphates, and bases, there are a few key differences between them. Both … Read more