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C&EN Space Chemistry

What fuels help rockets into space? — in C&EN

Rockets require a huge amount of energy to launch into orbit. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News we look at the different types of fuels used to get rockets off the ground and how spacecraft continue to propel themselves in space. Click through to the C&EN site to view […]

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Geology

The Mohs Hardness Scale: Comparing the hardness of minerals

Diamond is commonly known to be the hardest material, but how do other minerals compare with each other? That’s the question the Mohs hardness scale, introduced by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, aims to answer. This graphic looks at his scale and where different minerals and other substances appear on it.

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Biochemistry C&EN Halloween Chemistry

Halloween Special: What are our skeletons made of? – in C&EN

Our bones don’t just create the supporting frames for our bodies—they also perform a number of important roles for our health. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we look at the materials in bones and what some of them do. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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C&EN Medicinal Chemistry Uncategorized

The chemistry of acne treatments – in C&EN

Acne is the bane of teenagers, but it also affects adults. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we look at the causes of acne and some medications used to treat it. Click here to view the full graphic.

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Alcohol Chemistry Biochemistry

How is alcohol-free beer made?

Alcohol-free beer is increasingly popular and sought-after as people become warier of their alcohol intake. A few decades ago alcohol-free beer was a poor imitation, but these days it’s steadily improving and some examples can hold their own compared to the real thing. This graphic takes a look at how alcohol-free beer is defined, the […]

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C&EN Food Chemistry

The science of making cheese – in C&EN

Though there are hundreds of different types of cheese, their manufacture follows some common steps. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we take a look at the biochemical processes that turn milk into cheese. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.