Lithium – from batteries to synthetic-Knex

Left : the atomic structure of lithium — the ease by which it loses its outer electron lends it its versatile chemical properties. Right : Lithium metal’s grey colour is actually corrosion — coming from oxygen having reacted with its surface. Image by Dnn87 (CC BY 4.0)

Chris Riggs

Chris Riggs is a Chemistry PhD student in the Skabara Group at the University of Glasgow, where he works in chemical synthesis making novel organic molecules to be used in the next generation of ultra-efficient OLED devices. Prior to this, he was a Chemistry Teacher in the Highlands and has a keen interest in chemical education.

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