2104, 2017
  • Sant Jordi St George's Day Chemistry

Celebrating Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) Chemistry with ICIQ

By |April 21st, 2017|

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April 23 is Saint George’s Day, celebrated in particular by a number of countries and cities where Saint George is the patron saint. One of these is, of course, England, though here the celebrations tend to be quite muted and minimal, and certainly nothing in comparison to the merriment that heralds St Patrick’s Day. In Catalonia, however, it prompts a good deal more in the way of celebration, and I made this graphic for the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia to illustrate some of its facets.

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2004, 2017
  • March for Science 2017 – What's Chemistry Ever Done For Us-

The March for Science – Ten things that chemistry has done for us

By |April 20th, 2017|

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Across the globe this weekend hundreds of thousands of people in over 500 cities will be marching for science. Though many of those marching may be scientists, it’s not just for those in the scientific community; it’s for anyone who wants to show their support for the funding and continued advancement of science, and the importance of political policies being based on scientific evidence. It’s also about appreciating the role that science plays in our lives – and as this graphic shows, chemistry alone touches your life in more ways than you might have realised!

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1310, 2016
  • The History of the Atom: Theories and Models

The History of the Atom – Theories and Models

By |October 13th, 2016|

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All matter is made up of atoms. This is something we now take as a given, and one of the things you learn right back at the beginning of high school or secondary school chemistry classes. Despite this, our ideas about what an atom is are surprisingly recent: as little as one hundred years ago, scientists were still debating what exactly an atom looked like. This graphic takes a look at the key models proposed for the atom, and how they changed over time.

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1407, 2016
  • Chemistry Techniques – Titration

Chemistry Techniques – Titration

By |July 14th, 2016|

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Anyone who’s studied chemistry will be overly familiar with titrations. It’s an analytical technique that can be used to find the concentration of a solution (the amount of a solute dissolved in it). I put this graphic together primarily to remind my A level students of some of the key aspects of titrations, but as well as being a handy guide for them, it’s a useful introduction to the technique for non-chemists too!

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1905, 2016
  • Guide to Common Polyatomic Ions

Common Polyatomic Ions: Names, Formulae, and Charges

By |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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202, 2016

Element Oddities: 11 Confusing Chemical Symbols Explained

By |February 2nd, 2016|

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Most of the chemical symbols for elements in the periodic table make perfect sense; there are a small selection, however, that seem to bear no relation to their element’s name. After the periodic table of rejected element names a few days ago, questions about these elements came up, so here’s a look at their confusing symbols, along with the reasons behind them.

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