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C&EN Physical Chemistry

The chemistry of snow and ice

Why do snowflakes have six sides? Why does ice float on water? Is every snowflake unique? This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at the answers to these questions and more! Click here to view the full graphic.

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C&EN Chemistry in the News

Suppressing wildfires with chemistry – in C&EN

Wildfires are in the news with increasing frequency – accompanied by pictures of planes dumping large amounts of red powder. The latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at what’s in the powder, its safety, and how it helps halt forest fires. See the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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C&EN Materials Chemistry

Metal-air batteries: Present and potential

In the future, metal-air batteries have the potential to better the storage abilities of the lithium-ion batteries we currently use for a range of applications. Here, we look at a selection of the different types being developed, their current capacities, and what the future might hold. View the full graphic in Chemical & Engineering News.

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The chemistry of ant venom and pheromones – in C&EN

Ant bites and stings can cause intense pain. Here, we highlight some of the chemical components in ant venom that are responsible and zero in on molecular signals the insects use to communicate. View the full graphic on the Chemical & Engineering News site.

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Flea and tick treatments for pets – in C&EN

Trying to protect your pets from fleas and ticks? There are a number of treatments that aim to deter them, or get rid of them if your pet already has them. This graphic in Chemical and Engineering News looks at the methods used and the chemistry behind them. Click through to the C&EN site to […]

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Sunscreen and coral reef damage – in C&EN

Sunscreen protects our skin from the sun, but there’s also evidence that some of the lotion’s ingredients may damage coral reefs. The latest edition of Periodic Graphics looks at the responsible compounds and efforts to combat the problem. Click through to the Chemical and Engineering News site to view the full graphic.