Paint has a wide range of applications and the composition is essential to it having the desired properties. The colour comes from pigments, which often are made from transition metals. [Read more…] about The Chemistry of Paint
NMR spectroscopy is used to determine the properties of atoms and the molecules which contain them. It uses something called magnetic resonance in order to provide data on specific molecules. [Read more…] about NMR Spectroscopy – Using Magnetism to Detect Atoms
Carbon nanotubes are a type of fullerene, an allotrope of carbon. They have some fascinating properties and a lot of reasearch is currently being undertaken in their electrical properties. [Read more…] about Nanotubes
Hydrogen bonding is crucial to life on Earth and without it DNA wouldn’t form a double helix, ice would sink and water would boil below 0o C. What is the science behind this strange phenomenon and what other properties of water does it influence? [Read more…] about Hydrogen bonding: Why is it so important?