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Chemistry in the News ChemMonthly Year in Review

The Year in Chemistry: 2019’s biggest chemistry stories

As we draw to the end of 2019 and the International Year of the Periodic Table, this graphic summarises some of the biggest stories in chemistry this year. Highlights included a new form of elemental carbon, concerns over vaping health risks, unexpected stir bar effects on reactions, and more.

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ChemMonthly Year in Review

The Year in Chemistry: 2018’s biggest chemistry stories

As we head into 2019, it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest chemistry news stories over the past year. This year’s chemistry news featured water on Mars, the effects of e-cigarettes, new types of isomerism and bonding, and more!

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C&EN

The top 6 chemistry stories of the year – in C&EN

As the year draws to an end, it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest chemistry stories of the year. First up, here’s a look at C&EN’s most read stories of 2018, summarised in a graphic – click through to the C&EN site to see the full image. 

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Chemistry in the News ChemMonthly Year in Review

The Year in Chemistry – 2017’s biggest chemistry stories

As we head into 2018, it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest chemistry news stories over the past year. This year’s chemistry news featured poisonous frogs, battery fires, element creation, and more!

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This Week In Chemistry

This Year in Chemistry – 2016’s Biggest Chemistry Stories

This Week in Chemistry is taking a break over the festive period, but as I did last year, I’ve put together a selection of some of 2016’s biggest chemistry stories into one summary sheet. I’ve included 12 stories from all of the year’s This Week in Chemistry summaries, based on a combination of their significance […]

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Chemistry in the News Organic Chemistry

What is 2,4-DNPH and Why Are Schools Carrying Out Controlled Explosions?

In the UK, school chemistry departments found themselves unexpectedly hitting the headlines last week due to a chemical used in A level chemistry practicals. The chemical involved was 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH) – so what is it and why the sudden spate of concern? This post and graphic takes a look at the chemical facts behind the […]