• The chemistry of milk v2

Why is milk white? The chemistry of milk

By |June 2nd, 2018|

 
Yesterday, June 1, was World Milk Day. If you’re only learning this now and you’re disappointed at missing the opportunity to celebrate your love of all things milk, good news: there’s still time to learn about its chemistry! Chemistry can help answer a number of questions about milk, including why it’s white, and why some […]

  • ChemMonthly May 2018

#ChemMonthly May 2018: Fighting the cold virus, a new type of isomerism, and Pluto’s methane dunes

By |May 31st, 2018|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a small molecule that stops cold virus replication, methane ice dunes on the surface of Pluto, a new type of isomerism, 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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  • The chemistry of a dishwasher

The chemistry behind how dishwashers clean

By |May 23rd, 2018|

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Huge piles of washing up can be daunting – but luckily, dishwashers can make light work of it. What’s in the colourful dishwasher tablets that helps them get your dishes sparkling and clean? This graphic takes a look at some of the key components.

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  • C&EN - Soap vs body wash

Soaps versus body wash – in C&EN

By |May 14th, 2018|

Soap and body wash both clean in the same way – but us different substances to do it. This graphic takes a look at the chemical similarities and differences. View the full graphic on the C&EN site. Also, check out the article the graphic accompanies, which looks at the chemistry of solid body washes!

 

  • 005 ChemMonthly April 2018

#ChemMonthly April 2018: Infinitely recyclable plastic, Uranus’s eggy gas, and neonicotinoid ban

By |May 3rd, 2018|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on an infinitely recyclable plastic, a semi-infinite store of rare earth elements, 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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  • 04-30 – Discovery of the electron

Today in chemistry history: J. J. Thomson and the discovery of the electron

By |April 30th, 2018|

On this day (30 April) in 1897, Joseph J Thomson announced the discovery of the electron. It was the first time a subatomic particle had been discovered. This graphic takes a quick look at his discovery; for a more detailed explanation, check out this Institute of Physics article. For more on different models of the atom over the years, there’s this graphic highlighting key theories and models.

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