Crystal structure of bismuth subgallate

Bismuth drug structure solved

23 June 2017

After over three centuries of mystery, the structure of bismuth subgallate has finally been uncovered


Universities ranked by teaching excellence

22 June 2017

The first picture of performance against Teaching Excellence Framework criteria in the higher education sector has been announced

Copper ore in a warehouse

Practical electrolysis

16 June 2017

Ideas for enhancing electrolysis practical work

Colourful lacquered boxes


13 June 2017

The irritating compounds responsible for the poison ivy rash

A student using smart technology in the classroom

Responsive teaching

Why Socrative is worthy of space on your smartphone and in your classroom

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Teaching with stories

Combining the curriculum with curious tales

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Teaching difficult content

Catrin Green has some ideas for teaching a knowledge-heavy curriculum

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How to make science relevant to students

Catrin Green shares some ideas for making lessons more meaningful for secondary students

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Kristy Turner finds out what students really think when they hear the word 'chemistry'

Latest issue

In the May 2017 issue find out how chemists discover new drugs and how to use LEDs to explain electron transitions.

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Be excellent

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Is the pursuit of excellence harmless?

    Visible spectrum of radon

    Mental models of atomic spectra

    12 April 2017By

    Absorbing some misconceptions

    Colourful lacquered boxes


    The irritating compounds responsible for the poison ivy rash

    Cartoon - a palm tree and a coconut tree fighting over a banknote

    Palming new notes

    The ethical headache with making new banknotes 

    Death making sweets

    Arsenic trioxide

    How a ‘daft’ pharmacy mix up led to a series of poisonings in Victorian Britain

    Cartoon – burning toast

    Is there a dark secret in your crispy potatoes?

    Acrylamide may not be quite as bad as it seems