604, 2016
  • 6 More Chemical Molecule Posters

Six More Common Chemical Molecule Posters

April 6th, 2016|

You might remember a short while back I started creating a series of posters featuring everyday chemical molecules to help decorate my classroom. Here are the next six in this ongoing project! As before, they’ll very shortly be available to purchase as posters, mugs, and more in the site’s Redbubble store (not sure why anyone would want a mug with urea on, but who knows!).


1203, 2016
  • Chemical Molecule Posters

Six Posters of Common Chemical Molecules

March 12th, 2016|

Here’s something a little different for the weekend: a small poster project I’ve been working on for the classroom. I decided it’d be quite cool to have posters showing a variety of common chemical molecules dotted around the room, and, though I’m going to need a few more to complete a full circuit around the lab, here are the ones I’ve got so far.


403, 2016
  • Everyday Chemicals – Piperine

Everyday Chemicals – Pepper & Piperine

March 4th, 2016|

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You likely use it on a regular basis to season meals, but have you ever wondered what’s behind the pungency of black pepper? Here’s a short addition to the occasional Everyday Chemicals series which takes a look at the chemical responsible, piperine, and some of its other surprising uses.


1106, 2015
  • Everyday Chemicals 8 – Acetic Acid

Everyday Chemicals: Acetic Acid – Vinegar & Volcanoes

June 11th, 2015|

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It’s been a little while since the last post in the ‘Everyday Chemicals’ series, but it’s back today, and with a revamped look (which will also be applied out to the previous posts in the series over the next week or so). The latest post looks at acetic acid; this compound is well known for its presence in vinegar, but has a role in the manufacture of other chemicals we regularly encounter. It’s also an important part of a classic home science experiment!


3009, 2014
  • Everyday Chemicals – Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hair Dye, Glow Sticks & Rocket Fuels

September 30th, 2014|

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It’s been a while since the last update to the Everyday Chemicals series – this latest graphic looks at hydrogen peroxide. Everyone’s familiar with the term ‘peroxide blonde’, stemming from the use of hydrogen peroxide in hair dyes, but this accounts for just one of the compound’s many uses; it’s also found in several other products you come across on a regular basis, and even in some rocket fuels.


607, 2014
  • EC5 - Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) chemistry

Sodium Hypochlorite – Bleach, Swimming Pools & Cleaning Products

July 6th, 2014|

It’s been a little while since the last entry in the Everyday Compounds series, so today’s post takes a look at Sodium Hypochlorite. This chemical is likely to be found in several cleaning products in your kitchen, and additionally is one of the main compounds used to chlorinate the water in swimming pools. Here’s a look at the chemistry behind these uses, and the potential dangers.