2305, 2018
  • The chemistry of a dishwasher

The chemistry behind how dishwashers clean

By |May 23rd, 2018|

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Huge piles of washing up can be daunting – but luckily, dishwashers can make light work of it. What’s in the colourful dishwasher tablets that helps them get your dishes sparkling and clean? This graphic takes a look at some of the key components.

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1405, 2018
  • C&EN - Soap vs body wash

Soaps versus body wash – in C&EN

By |May 14th, 2018|

Soap and body wash both clean in the same way – but us different substances to do it. This graphic takes a look at the chemical similarities and differences. View the full graphic on the C&EN site. Also, check out the article the graphic accompanies, which looks at the chemistry of solid body washes!

 

3004, 2018
  • 04-30 – Discovery of the electron

Today in chemistry history: J. J. Thomson and the discovery of the electron

By |April 30th, 2018|

On this day (30 April) in 1897, Joseph J Thomson announced the discovery of the electron. It was the first time a subatomic particle had been discovered. This graphic takes a quick look at his discovery; for a more detailed explanation, check out this Institute of Physics article. For more on different models of the atom over the years, there’s this graphic highlighting key theories and models.

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2304, 2018
  • Sant Jordi ICIQ 2018

Feliç dia de Sant Jordi – with ICIQ

By |April 23rd, 2018|

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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 England, but another is Catalonia. Like last year, I’ve worked with the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia and illustrator Miriam Rivera to produce a graphic looking at aspects of their celebrations.

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1904, 2018
  • 04-19 – Glenn Seaborg's birthday v2

Today in chemistry history: Glenn Seaborg and transuranium element discovery

By |April 19th, 2018|

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Today (19th April) marks the birthday of Glenn Seaborg. At the University of California, Berkeley, Seaborg and his colleagues discovered ten of the transuranium elements (elements after uranium in the Periodic Table).

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904, 2018
  • The Chemistry of Lego

What are Lego bricks made of, and why is treading on them so painful?

By |April 9th, 2018|

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Lego is one of the most popular and instantly recognisable childhood toys out there. Have you ever wondered what those bricks are made of, or how they’re made? Or, for that matter, why it hurts so much if you tread on one? This graphic takes a look!

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