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

A school student using a tablet

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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Or instead, why not take a look at some of the more recent articles published in Education in Chemistry.

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

7 December 2018By

Introduce careers into class to encourage chemistry learning


Three quick wins for teacher wellbeing

6 December 2018By

How to keep it together as a busy teacher

Boiling jam and thermometer in a saice[am

Monitoring reactions

5 December 2018By

Encourage students to observe and measure reactions

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Cooking up a storm with fertiliser

4 December 2018

Scientists find a novel way to recycle waste oil – using it as fertiliser

Cartoon about Apple devices exposed to helium.

Apple plus helium equals trouble

3 December 2018By

Why Apple devices and helium don’t mix

Metal padlock on blue door

Escape the classroom

30 November 2018By

Six puzzles to challenge and enthuse your students

inequality to equality

Giving disadvantaged students a helping hand

29 November 2018By

How can teachers enable socio-economically disadvantaged children?

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November 2018
Thermodynamics in action, O chemistree, and stopping bacteria in their tracks.

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