2209, 2016
  • Capturing Neon in a Metal-Organic Framework

Capturing Neon in a Metal-Organic Framework

September 22nd, 2016|

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Here’s the latest graphic from Chemunicate (the Compound Interest side project that works with chemistry researchers and institutions to highlight their research in graphical form). This graphic is a collaboration with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and looks at their recent research on capturing neon in a metal-organic framework – and why it matters! You can read the CCDC’s press release for the study here, and the study itself can be found here.

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1905, 2016
  • Guide to Common Polyatomic Ions

Common Polyatomic Ions: Names, Formulae, and Charges

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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203, 2016
  • Limescale Chemistry

The Chemistry of Limescale

March 2nd, 2016|

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Limescale is a substance you’ve undoubtedly encountered, be it clogging up your kettle, or building  up on your bathroom surfaces. But how does it get there in the first place, and how do limescale removers work to get rid of it? Those are the questions this graphic aims to answer.

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1003, 2015
  • The Reactivity Series of Metals

The Metal Reactivity Series

March 10th, 2015|

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The metal reactivity series is a commonly taught concept in chemistry, placing the metals, as its name suggests, in order of reactivity from most reactive to least reactive. It’s also a useful tool in predicting the products of simple displacement reactions involving two different metals, as well as providing an insight into why different metals are extracted from their ores in different manners. This graphic places a selection of common metals into order of reactivity, as well as showing their reactions with air, water and steam.

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303, 2015
  • The Chemistry of Coloured Glass

The Chemistry of Coloured Glass

March 3rd, 2015|

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Coloured glass is something that’s commonplace in our lives, from the green of wine and beer bottles, to the red, yellow, and green of traffic lights. The origin of these colours is something we don’t give a lot of thought to, but a range of different elements are responsible. This graphic takes a simple look at a few of these, and the colours they impart.

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2011, 2014
  • The chemistry of matches

The Chemistry of Matches

November 20th, 2014|

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After fielding questions from students about what chemicals are in matches this week, it seemed like a good topic for a post looking at the question in more detail. When using matches on a day-to-day basis, you probably don’t think much of the chemical composition, or the reactions that are being set off; this graphic takes a look at some of the chemicals you can find in your average safety match, and the role they play.

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