IYPT 2019 Elements 003: Lithium, the element powering your internet addiction

February 11th, 2019|

Element number three in our series of International Year of the Periodic Table graphics, made in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, is lithium.


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IYPT 2019 Elements 002: There’s more to helium than balloons…

February 7th, 2019|

As today is National Periodic Table Day, it seems like a good time for another addition to the IYPT Elements collection, produced with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Today’s element is helium, which most of us know for its usage in balloons – but it has plenty of other interesting uses too, as this graphic shows!


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#ChemMonthly January 2019: Mimicking fugu flavour, graphene water pipes, and new nanotubes

February 5th, 2019|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of 3D printer, a new form of nanotubes based on benzene, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.


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International Year of the Periodic Table 2019: A graphic for every element

January 29th, 2019|

Today, the International Year of the Periodic Table was officially launched in Paris. As part of the year’s celebrations, I’m very excited to announce a project with the Royal Society of Chemistry to create a graphic for all 118 elements in the periodic table!


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Powder vs. liquid detergents – in C&EN

January 28th, 2019|

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Detergents come in powder and liquid forms – what are the chemical differences, and how do their ingredients work together to clean your clothes? This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look! View the full graphic on the C&EN site, and check out the article this graphic accompanies which discusses the differences between the two types in more detail.


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A timeline of the discoveries of the chemical elements – #IYPT2019 edition

January 15th, 2019|

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As it’s the International Year of the Periodic Table, I decided to revisit this old timeline of element discoveries I put together five years ago. The old version was a little in need of visual improvement, as well as updating to include the element discoveries confirmed since 2014.