Put your chemistry wits to the test with these puzzles from our May 2021 print issue

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Solve this month’s brainteaser: as a student approached me, the ink vanished before our eyes. What caused the ink to vanish?

Whether you’re recovering from Zoom fatigue or simply relaxing in the spring sunshine, delight and challenge your chemistry brain with these puzzles from our May 2021 print issue, including a crossword, brainteaser and anagram word search.

However you choose to participate, you do so at your own risk, purely with the chance of winning your colleagues’ and the EiC team’s respect. Download printable versions below.

We’d love to see how you get on. Share your solutions on Twitter with the hashtag #eicpuzzles, making sure to tag @RSC_EiC. We’ll publish the answers in the July issue, out from 1 July 2021.

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