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    Chemical Bonding Confusion

    7 April 2014

    Some thoughts on the sources of confusion around chemical bonding having read Stephenson and Warrens' article in this month's Education in Chemistry

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    The trouble with the aufbau principle

    7 November 2013

    Generations of teachers are misleading their charges by teaching a sloppy version of the aufbau principle, claims Eric Scerri

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    1 May 2013

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

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    Chemical Bonding

    1 May 2011

    A masterclass in teaching the topic of bonding, basing chemical explanation on physical forces

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    Four Curie centennial elements

    1 March 2011

    The four Curie elements provide us with an interesting tour of the bottom of the periodic table

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    Chemistry3: introducing inorganic and physical chemistry

    1 January 2010

    Andrew Burrows, John Holman, Andrew Parsons, Gwen Pilling and Gareth Price

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    Ida Noddack and the missing elements

    1 March 2009

    Distinguished women chemists were rare in the early 20th century, but their contributions to chemistry are of great significance. Ida Noddack's scientific career centred around her intensive study of the Periodic Table, and resulted in her discovery, with husband Walter Noddack and physicist Otto Berg, of the metal rhenium, and ...