Quick question from a student… How do displacement reactions work … Also, how does it ‘replace’ the less reactive element???? We’ve studied displacement reactions before, by looking at reactions of metals. More reactive metals will […]
Yesterday John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka were announced as the joint winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. This discovery was one […]
You may have noticed that Chemstuff has a brand new look! The site received a facelift over the summer months and I hope you like the new front page. On top of the new look […]
In case you hadn’t noticed! This weekend has been set aside and extended to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen ascended to the throne on the 6th February 1952 […]
With Christmas nearly upon us and the sixth form about to start organic chemistry at the beginning of next term here is a short video to celebrate the wonder of chemistry in a festive fashion! […]
As the International year of chemistry draws to a close an exciting announcement was made, at the closing ceremony, that two of the recently discovered elements are to be named. And it is a sign of the […]
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Dan Shechtman for the discovery of quasicrystals. Of course our friends over at the periodic table of videos have produced a fantastic explanation of the slightly complicated prize […]
Watch the public lecture on why water is weird here Watch out for me, I’m there right now!! Hope you enjoy! PB
To celebrate Chinese new year I’ve found a short video about the chemistry of tea. The professor will guide you through some of the amazing properties of that magical drink tea.
I found this online yesterday and thought it might amuse the Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter film) fans Hope this gets you in the mood to start back tomorrow!