Contact explosives : chemistry is a blast!

Left — molecular structure of nitrogen triiodide — the strained pyramidal shape yields explosive results! Right — a sample of picric acid — many samples such as this present serious explosion risks if not stored appropriately. Image by Tiirats (CC BY 2.0)

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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