• 16-05-29 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Spotting Fake Parmesan, and Comet Life Ingredients Found

May 29th, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features an update on the proposed carcinogenic risk of glyphosate, the discovery of some of the ingredients for life on comet 67P, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

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  • Molecular Cocktails- Gelification

Science Hits the Bar – The Chemistry of Cocktail Gelification

May 23rd, 2016|

Here’s the third and final entry in the series of graphics I’ve produced for my Pint of Science event at La Raza, Cambridge (UK). Today’s graphic looks at how chemistry can help to turn cocktails into jellies, and some of the different chemical agents that can be used.

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  • 16-05-22 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Cinema Chemical Emissions, and What Makes Clothes Smell

May 22nd, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a study of chemical emissions from cinema-goers, record-setting shark jelly, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

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  • Guide to Common Polyatomic Ions

Common Polyatomic Ions: Names, Formulae, and Charges

May 19th, 2016|

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Know your sulfates from your sulfites, and your chlorates from your perchlorates? This graphic gives a helping hand with remembering the names, formulae and charges of various different polyatomic ions. The selection covers all of the ions GCSE students are likely to come across, as well as the vast majority of those that will be encountered by A level students.

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  • The Chemistry of Leaded Petrol, Unleaded Petrol & Diesel

The Chemistry of Petrol & The Tetraethyl Lead Story

May 17th, 2016|

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Tomorrow (18th May) marks the date of birth of Thomas Midgley, who made significant contributions to something many of us make use of on a regular basis: petrol. Midgley was the research assistant to Charles Kettering, and the duo were responsible for the addition of the compound tetraethyl lead to petrol, an innovation that would have a lasting legacy – although perhaps not in the manner that they may have originally envisioned. […]

  • 16-05-15 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Anti-Wrinkle Chemistry, & Measuring van der Waals Forces

May 15th, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features the first time van der Waals forces between individual atoms have been measured, how China is using hormone therapy to combat its catkin problem, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

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