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Diamond

Diamond Diamond is an allotrope of carbon . It is the hardest known natural material and the third-hardest known material after aggregated diamond nanorods and ultrahard fullerite . Its hardness and high dispersion of light make it useful for industrial applications and jewelry . Diamon more

Helium

Helium :For other uses of this term, see Helium (disambiguation) . Helium (He) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, inert monatomic chemical element that heads the noble gas series in the periodic table and whose atomic number is 2. Its boiling and melting points are the lowest more

Aldol reaction

Aldol reaction The aldol reaction is an important carbon-carbon bond formation reaction in organic chemistry . In its usual form, it involves the nucleophilic addition of a ketone enolate to an aldehyde to form a β-hydroxy ketone, or "aldol" (aldehyde + alcohol), a structural unit foun more

Cochineal

Cochineal Cochineal is the name of both crimson or carmine dye and the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha , from which the dye is derived. There are other species in the genus Dactylopius which can be used to produce cochineal extract, but t more

Saffron

Saffron Saffron () is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae . The flower has three stigma s, which are the distal ends of the plant's carpel s. Together with its style, the stalk connecting the stigmas to the rest of more

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