All Elements and the periodic table articles – Page 9

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    It's a Gas: Part 1

    A series of short videos of fun demonstrations about the chemistry of the gases in our atmosphere, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge. Video: It’s a Gas: 01 - Gases of the Atmosphere Part 1 ...

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    Just Add Water: Part 3

    A series of fun, engaging, short chemistry demonstrations about water, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge Video: Just Add Water: 22 - Structure of Water Ice Video: Just Add Water: 23 ...

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    Just Add Water: Part 1

    A series of fun, engaging, short chemistry demonstrations about water, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge. Video: Just Add Water: 01 - Many Things Contain Water Video: Just Add Water: 02 - Copper ...

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    Fire and Flame: Part 4

    A series of short video clips of explosive and exciting chemical reactions, taken from a lecture called “Fire and Flame” by Dr. Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge. Video: Fire and Flame: 37 - Extinguishing Fire with Carbon Dioxide Video: ...

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    Fire and Flame: Part 3

    A series of short video clips of explosive and exciting chemical reactions, taken from a lecture called Fire and Flame by Dr. Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge. Video: Fire and Flame: 25 - Pure Propane in Air ...

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    The Alkali Metals: Part 2

    A series of short, fun videos exploring the chemistry of the alkali metals, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge. Video: The Alkali Metals: 13 - Compounds of sodium and nitrogen - Sodium Azide ...

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    Mercury

    2013-07-01T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley looks at the element that's fascinating, feared and fatal

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    Chemistry of the noble gases

    2013-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Behind the scenes of Education in Chemistry 50 years ago - The not-so-stable octet theory

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    Neon

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley looks at the element that shines brightly and keeps cool but continues to puzzle

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    AfL: How do alkali metals react with water

    How do alkali metals react with water?

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    Tungsten

    2013-03-01T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley looks at the heavy metal that makes light work of tough jobs

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    A stench from the French

    2013-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Phillip Broadwith investigates a thiol that made the news

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    Luminol fountain

    2013-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Create a dramatic and eerie 'cold light' fountain

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    The science behind Breaking Bad

    2013-01-01T15:27:00Z

    Is the chemistry in Breaking Bad accurate? We took a look

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    Tin

    2013-01-01T00:00:00Z

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Education in Chemistry, John Emsley takes a look at the 50th element

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    Sublime Iodine

    2013-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Sublimination without the dry ice

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    On This Day - Jun 26 : Fluorine was isolated

    The existence of fluorine (F) was well known, but for years scientists had failed to isolate it from its compounds, with some even dying in the attempt (called “fluorine martyrs”). Fluorine is the lightest of the halogen elements and has one single stable isotope, 19F.

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    On This Day - Jun 16 : First vanadium isolated

    Vanadium (V) is a useful transition metal. Adding small amounts of vanadium to steel considerably increases its strength. Vanadium oxide (V2O5) is used as a catalyst in the industrial manufacture of sulfuric acid (H2SO4).

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    On This Day - Jun 15 : Pilâtre de Rozier died

    Pilâtre de Rozier was a pioneer of aviation, but he and his partner Pierre Romain were sadly killed when trying to cross the English Channel in a hot air balloon fuelled by hydrogen. Their balloon deflated and crash-landed just 5 km away from the starting point.

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    On This Day - Mar 24 : Joseph Priestley was born

    He is most famous for his discovery of oxygen (O), but he also discovered laughing gas, was the first to carbonate water and was a pioneer of research into electricity.