Elements 106 and 107 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are seaborgium and bohrium. Once again, these elements were subject to naming squabbles and both ended up being named after famous scientists – though not without some controversy.
Elements 104 and 105 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series are rutherfordium and dubnium. Both are synthetic elements, and American and Russian scientists squabbled over who discovered them and what to call them.
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.
“Spinach is a good source of iron” – a myth, but a surprisingly persistent one. The story behind the myth and the chemistry that debunks it are fascinating. Here we look at both, as well as the chemical explanation behind the ‘spinach teeth’ phenomenon.
It’s the World Cup final between France and Croatia today! Here’s an updated version of the chemistry of football shirts post, taking a look at the polymeric materials that make up a shirt.
The slime-making craze is sweeping school and homes worldwide, and shows no signs of stopping. This edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at the ingredients and the science behind slime’s gooey properties. You can view the full graphic on the C&EN site here.