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IYPT 2019 Elements 101: Mendelevium: The element named after the father of the periodic table

Element 101 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is mendelevium, most notable for being named after the father of the modern periodic table.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 100: Fermium: Nuclear bombs and neutron bombardment

Element 100 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is fermium. Fermium’s discovery and name both have links to nuclear chemistry.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 099: Einsteinium: Almost the first element named after a living person

Element 99 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is einsteinium. Einsteinium was almost the first element to be named after a living person and has been used to synthesis other, heavier elements.

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Chemistry Advent IYPT Elements

#ChemistryAdvent #IYPT2019 – A different periodic table every day!

It’s that time of the year again – here’s another chemistry advent countdown, this year with an #IYPT2019 theme! Over the next 24 days, there’ll be a new periodic table every day, highlighting a variety of interesting facts or curiosities relating to the elements.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 098: Californium: Nuclear reactors and aircraft corrosion detection

Element 98 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is californium. Californium is used to help start up nuclear reactors, in oil wells, and is also used to detect corrosion in aircraft parts.

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C&EN Chemistry in the News

Suppressing wildfires with chemistry – in C&EN

Wildfires are in the news with increasing frequency – accompanied by pictures of planes dumping large amounts of red powder. The latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at what’s in the powder, its safety, and how it helps halt forest fires. See the full graphic on the C&EN site.