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Avoiding bonding misconceptions

19 September 2018By

The octet rule still dominates

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The science of sweeter sugars

7 September 2018

The sweetest saccharides form the strongest and shortest hydrogen bonds

An American space shuttle taking off

Environmentally friendly rocket fuel

31 August 2018

Using a compound without chlorine removes the risk of acid rain – with lesson starter slides

Science teacher with students

Pay blamed for specialist teacher shortages

30 August 2018By

Staffing gap between deprived and more affluent areas grows

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Synthetic retina is looking good

24 August 2018

New molybdenum disulfide and graphene implant curves with retina – with lesson starter slides

Boy confused by results

Some students will achieve an impossible grade this Thursday

20 August 2018By

Ofqual revises minimum science grade

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY