Posts Tagged ‘Chemistry’

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    For Chemistry, Seeing is Believing

    May 28, 2016 • Snippets • Views: 780

    Atomic force microscopy can provide highly detailed information on chemical systems, giving us important new insights into how chemical reactions occur.

  • In chemistry, as in life, you often follow the arrows to get to your goal. 
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    Follow the Arrows

    August 3, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 1906

    Let chemistry student Debbie Nicol take you on a guided tour of the complex and often mysterious pathways of organic chemical reactions.

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    Green Chemistry: An Elegant Solution to an Avoidable Problem

    December 26, 2014 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 6914

    Let’s save the environment. Pick up that litter; utilise public transport and help reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases; use energy-saving light bulbs; recycle! The above message, whilst an open invitation to everyone (and a very welcome one too), is

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    Breaking the Chemist’s Back

    November 8, 2014 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 1303

    As many of you will know, the definition of a chemist is “a scientist trained in the field of chemistry who studies both the properties and composition of chemicals and who studies the way that chemicals interact with other chemicals.” Contrary to what a

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    The Disconnection Approach

    January 11, 2014 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 1660

    Debbie Nicol takes a short look at the method behind making molecules.

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    Astrochemistry: An Emerging Science

    July 18, 2012 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 4395

    Our understanding of the universe relies on many scientific disciplines to explain its structure and evolutionary mechanisms. Over the last few decades, the emerging science of ‘astrochemistry’ has begun to gain momentum in the field of astronomy.

  • Elemental My Dear Chemist

    June 11, 2011 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 1355

    This week saw the news that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) have decided that two new elements can be added to the periodic table.