• Periodic Table of Data Group Names

The Compound Interest Periodic Table of Data – New Elements Update!

December 6th, 2016|

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With four new element names officially confirmed last week, it’s past time the Compound Interest Periodic Table of Data was updated to include them! Here’s the updated table with nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson in their rightful places; the version above has a key denoting the different group names, but there’s also a version which denotes s, p, d and f block elements.

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  • 16-12-04 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Official New Element Names, and Evidence Against the Mpemba Effect

December 4th, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on official confirmation of four new elements names, how Ancient Egyptian eye make-up may have helped fight eye infections, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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The 2016 Compound Interest Chemistry Advent Calendar

December 1st, 2016|

It’s December, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for the Compound Interest Advent Calendar! Due to the amount of work I’m doing at the moment, I’m not doing a complete revamp this year, so you might notice some familiar compounds (plus, there are only a finite number of festive compounds out there!). However, it’s not my intention for it to be an identikit version of last year’s, so do follow along this year too as there’ll be a few bonuses and additional extras along the way!

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  • The Chemistry of Turmeric

The Chemistry of Turmeric – Fluorescence, Indicator, and Health Effects

November 30th, 2016|

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If you’ve ever made a curry, you’ve likely used turmeric – you may even have some in your kitchen right now. It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about doing chemistry, but there are actually some pretty neat chemistry tricks you can do with it! In this post, we take a look at these, as well as the plethora of health benefits commonly attributed to the yellow spice.

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  • 16-11-27 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – The Aroma of Liquorice, and a Failed Alzheimer’s Drug

November 28th, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. Sorry it’s a day late this week – this is due to Bluehost’s servers running into some weekend-long downtime which took the site out of action completely until the early hours of this morning. This week features news on a failed Alzheimer’s drug, the compounds behind the aroma of liquorice, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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“Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell?”: Now Available in Paperback, and in French!

November 22nd, 2016|

The Christmas holidays are approaching, and with eerily good timing, “Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell?” is now out in paperback in the UK! And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it still makes a for a pretty good impromptu present for any food-obsessed family members, or even just for yourself. It’s got something for everyone; whether you want to know why some people hate Brussels sprouts, how to stop avocados turning brown, or if carrots can really help you see in the dark, you can grab a copy here. […]