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The 2018 Chemistry Advent Calendar

December is just about upon us, which means it’s time for another year of the Chemistry advent calendar! After several years of looking at the chemistry behind Christmas festivities, I’ve decided to do something slightly different (but hopefully equally entertaining) this year.

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Chemistry Advent 2017 – The halfway point!

Today marks the halfway point for this year’s Chemistry Advent! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, the topics covered in the graphics might still pique your chemistry curiosity; graphics in recent days have looked at the compound behind the snow in snow globes, the chemistry behind the different colours of LED lights, and how poinsettia […]

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The 2017 Compound Interest chemistry advent calendar

It’s the start of December, which means you’ve probably already cracked open the chocolate advent calendar if you celebrate Christmas. Whether you do or not, the Compound Interest Chemistry Advent is back for its fourth year and is a great way to get your daily chemistry fix!

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Chemistry Advent 2016 Update – Countdown to Christmas

Many of you have probably already been following along with this year’s Chemistry Advent. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s an eye-opener to some of the festive chemistry that’s around us at this time of year. If you’ve not been keeping up with the posts, there’s still time to catch up for the last […]

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The 2016 Compound Interest Chemistry Advent Calendar

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 […]

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Christmas Combustion Chemistry!

Here’s something a little different for the Christmas period! It might be a little late, given Christmas was yesterday, but I did take the opportunity to play around with some chemistry at the Christmas table, and this is the result. Though it certainly doesn’t match the production values of the ACS Reactions or Chemistry in Context […]