Categories
Infographics

Element Infographics – Teaching Versions

After a suggestion over on the facebook page for the site, I decided to make some fill-in-the-blanks style teaching versions of the element infographics for teachers. These could be used as part of a research task on the different groups of elements in the Periodic Table. There’s a sheet for each of the groups, and […]

Categories
General Chemistry

Timeline of the Elements: Dates & Countries of Discovery

This graphic looks at the discovery dates of the elements, as well as the countries in which they were discovered, and plots them all on a timeline to give some idea of the order of discovery. To see a larger view of the image, click the image above to view it full sized.

Categories
Organic Chemistry

Functional Groups in Organic Compounds

Today’s graphic is a little more basic, but is something that I’m hoping to eventually develop into an organic reaction map. The idea for this was to present the various organic compounds that pupils need to learn at A level in a straightforward manner, simply with the formulae, name, and a naming example of each. […]

Categories
Food Chemistry

The Chemistry of an Onion

The latest in the series of food chemistry graphics looks at the chemistry of onions – specifically, what causes their odour, and why chopping onions will make your eyes water. Interestingly, none of the compounds that cause these effects are present in the intact onion; rather, when the cell walls of the onion are damaged […]

Categories
General Chemistry

Element Infographics – The Transactinides

The final elements infographic looks at the Transactinides. These elements are all synthetically produced, and do not occur naturally; as such their applications are minimal, and their chemistry relatively unknown. Hence this graphic looks more at their general properties, and at some of the scientists after whom a number of the elements are named.

Categories
General Chemistry

Element Infographics – The Actinides

The penultimate elements infographic focuses on the Actinides. Many of these elements don’t occur naturally, and are produced synthetically, with some of them existing only for a fraction of a second before they decay back into lighter elements.