It’s that time of the year when Chemstuff becomes all festive again and snow visits the website to make the place just a little bit more Christmas-y. I was digging through the archives and discovered this post from last year on snow and some of the fascinating chemistry behind the white stuff!
The main reason that snow can be formed is because of the specific type of intermolecular bonding that takes place another reason that snowflakes make their distinctive patterns is down to the shape of the molecule. Molecules come in many different shapes – if you’re revising – why not have a look at the new page on molecular shapes too.
I hope you enjoy playing with the snow on the website and hopefully there may be a flurry in time for the Christmas holidays too!