IYPT 2019 Elements 017: Chlorine: Swimming pools and chemical weapons

April 4th, 2019|

Here’s element number 17, chlorine, in our International Year of the Periodic Table series with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Chlorine is essential for safe drinking water, but also has a history of use in chemical warfare.

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#IYPT2019 – What elements do you need to live? – in C&EN

April 3rd, 2019|

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Continuing the International Year of the Periodic Table theme, today we look at the elements we can’t live without. Which elements from the 118 in the periodic table are essential for human life, and what role do they play? See the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 016: Sulfur: Fire, brimstone, and really bad smells

March 29th, 2019|

Element 16 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is sulfur. Known since ancient times, but only confirmed as an element in the late 1700s, it’s responsible for a host of bad smells we encounter, and also finds uses in car tyres and gunpowder.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 015: Phosphorus: The light-bearing element of matches and life

March 26th, 2019|

The latest element in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is phosphorus – essential for life, found in several forms, and the element that helps safety matches light when you strike them.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 014: Silicon: Electronic devices, glass, and lubricants

March 22nd, 2019|

Element number 14 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is silicon. The second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, silicon is found in almost all electronic devices, glass, and in some lubricants.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 013: Aluminium: Drinks cans and aeroplanes

March 19th, 2019|

The thirteenth element in our International year of the Periodic Table series is aluminium. The most abundant metal in Earth’s crust, aluminium finds use in drinks cans, aluminium foil, and aeroplane construction.

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