2020’s been a long old year, and we all feel a bit tired and jaded in this, what feels like the 274th day of March. So I’ll confess that the thought of a month of evenings staying up until midnight to post Chemistry Advent instalment didn’t fill me with wild enthusiasm. Having run a Chemistry Advent for the past 6 years, this year I’ve decided to take a break of sorts.
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.
This year’s Chemistry Advent calendar has only 7 days to go! If you’ve missed it so far, this year we’re building a timeline of key contributors to our understanding of chemistry, from the beginnings of modern chemistry in 1780 all the way through the present day. Recognise any of the scientists featured so far? Find out more about them all by following along here.
It’s December, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for the Compound Interest Advent Calendar! Due to the amount of work I’m doing at the moment, I’m not doing a complete revamp this year, so you might notice some familiar compounds (plus, there are only a finite number of festive compounds out there!). However, it’s not my intention for it to be an identikit version of last year’s, so do follow along this year too as there’ll be a few bonuses and additional extras along the way!