A naturally occurring inorganic solid, whose chemical composition is definite, and having an ordered atomic arrangement is called as mineral. This may seem a bit of a mouthful, but if you break it down it becomes simpler. In the same way we can define one more basic term like an ore. A type of rock that contains minerals with important elements including metals is called as ore.
A physical adsorption process in which there are van der Waals forces of interaction between gas or liquid molecules and a solid surface. Chemisorption involves a chemical reaction between the surface and the adsorbate. It is a type of adsorption
Process of adsorption is similar to absorption, by which a substance in a gas or liquid becomes attached to a solid. The substance can be a pollutant, called an adsorbate, which is attracted to the surface of a special solid.
The study of production of electricity from energy released during spontaneous chemical reactions and the use of electrical energy to bring about non-spontaneous chemical transformations is known as electrochemistry.
Microbes are present even at sites where no other life-form could possibly exist–sites such as deep inside the geysers (thermal vents) where the temperature may be as high as 1000C, deep in the soil, under the layers of snow several meters thick, and in highly acidic environments.
The high nutritive value which is found in honey is an important aspect that we used it as food and in the various medicines too. Honeybee also produces beeswax, which finds many uses in industry, such as in the preparation of cosmetics and polishes of various kinds.