1203, 2018
  • Chemical Warfare – Novichok nerve agents June 2018

What are Novichok agents? What we do (and don’t) know about them

By |March 12th, 2018|

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Over the past week, UK news has been dominated by the mysterious poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Today, this culminated in the British government revealing that it is believed a type of Novichok agent was the chemical culprit behind the attempted murder. This graphic takes a look at what we do know about Novichok agents and what is still unclear.

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1902, 2015
  • Chemical Warfare - Nerve Agents - Pt II The V Series

Chemical Warfare & Nerve Agents – Part II: The V Series

By |February 19th, 2015|

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It’s been a little while since the last post on chemical warfare agents on the site, in which we looked at the G series nerve agents, including sarin and tabun. The second of the two graphics looking at nerve agents focuses this time on the V series, including the infamous VX.

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710, 2014
  • Chemical Warfare - Nerve Agents Pt 1

Chemical Warfare & Nerve Agents – Part I: The G Series

By |October 7th, 2014|

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Today’s graphic looks again at the darker side of chemistry, after the previous post on the various chemical agents used in World War 1. The present day spectre of chemical warfare is largely concerned with nerve agents, which come in two main groups; today’s post examines the G series of nerve gases, including sarin, which has made the news in the past year following its use on civilians in Syria.

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1705, 2014
  • Chemical Warfare - World War 1 Poison Gases

Chemical Warfare: Poison Gases in World War 1

By |May 17th, 2014|

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I’ll be accompanying some of the students from my school on a history trip to Ypres and a few other World War 1 battlefields in a few weeks’ time. Obviously, they’d much rather be learning chemistry, so I’ve been reading up on the different chemical agents used during World War 1, and this graphic is a byproduct of that. As it turns out, several of them were used for the first time at Ypres, so it’ll even be topical!

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