Elements

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    Elements

    Aluminium

    7 January 2014

    John Emsley looks at the element that’s so useful, so abundant, but so difficult to extract

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    Manganese

    6 November 2013

    John Emsley looks at the element that has been essential to humanity since before the stone age

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    Phosphorus

    2 September 2013

    John Emsley looks at the element that's the devil in disguise

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    Mercury

    1 July 2013

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

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    Neon

    1 May 2013

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

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    Tungsten

    1 March 2013

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

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    Tin

    1 January 2013

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

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    Lithium

    1 November 2012

    John Emsley investigates the element that is the lightest of metals and celebrated in song

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    Arsenic

    1 September 2012

    John Emsley investigates the element that has harmed many, but now heals a few

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    Sulfur

    1 July 2012

    We can't live with it and we can't live without it