The Mole

Published from 2012–2015, The Mole was the Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine for students, and anyone inspired to dig deeper into chemistry. Prior to 2012, Education in Chemistry published a supplement for students called InfoChem.

During 2018, articles from The Mole will be added to the Education in Chemistry website.

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Chemistry is NOT like... people!

1 November 2015By

While analogies are useful for explaining chemical processes, they should be used carefully, says Tom Husband


Waste not, want not

1 November 2015By Elinor Hughes

Elinor Hughes investigates some of the latest developments in recycling food waste

Charles West

Charles West: Research geochemist

1 November 2015By

Ida Emilie Steinmark talks to a chemist who gave up a career as a footballer

The explosive reaction of sodium metal in water

Funded by you

1 September 2015By

Declan Fleming investigates how crowdfunding helped a chemist to uncover the secrets behind some familiar reactions

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Chemistry is like... a crowd

1 September 2015By

Tom Husband explains how the behaviour of big crowds is easier to predict than small ones

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19 September 2018By

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Including careers in the curriculum

18 September 2018By

A simple way to add guidance to lessons

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17 September 2018By

How a TV catchphrase inspired a synthetic chemical compound

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12 September 2018By

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