Curious & Fun Chemistry

Curious & Fun Chemistry

Chemistry can solve society's biggest problems. But it's also about the joy of discovery and witnessing amazing phenomena. Learn something new and have fun with this awesome collection of chemistry content.

Curious & Fun Chemistry

Chemistry can solve society's biggest problems. But it's also about the joy of discovery and witnessing amazing phenomena. Learn something new and have fun with this awesome collection of chemistry content.

Curious & Fun Chemistry

Chemistry can solve society's biggest problems. But it's also about the joy of discovery and witnessing amazing phenomena. Learn something new and have fun with this awesome collection of chemistry content.

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Through a series of real-world challenges, the 
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 supports students to actively build conceptual understanding, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills in a fun, worldwide competition.

Chemistry videos

Chemistry videos

What's Christmas without Peppermint?

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Discover the chemistry behind the iconic holiday flavor of peppermint.

Discover the chemistry behind the iconic holiday flavor of peppermint.

Discover the chemistry behind the iconic holiday flavor of peppermint.

Thanksgiving's turkey myth

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Feeling sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s the science behind the annual post-feast fatigue.

Feeling sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s the science behind the annual post-feast fatigue.

Feeling sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s the science behind the annual post-feast fatigue.

What's in a glass of beer?

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This new video takes a fun look at some of the chemistry of beer, focusing on the chemicals from hops (Humulus lupus) that give the drink its taste and aroma.

This new video takes a fun look at some of the chemistry of beer, focusing on the chemicals from hops (Humulus lupus) that give the drink its taste and aroma.

This new video takes a fun look at some of the chemistry of beer, focusing on the chemicals from hops (Humulus lupus) that give the drink its taste and aroma.

The Anatomy of Humans

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Watch this video on the anatomy of humans as we take a look at some of the chemistry involved.

Watch this video on the anatomy of humans as we take a look at some of the chemistry involved.

Watch this video on the anatomy of humans as we take a look at some of the chemistry involved.

ChemSearch Challenge at ACS Spring 2017

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Daniel Christe talks us through the ChemSearch Challenge launch at ACS Spring 2017. Find out how you can get involved and play the game.

Daniel Christe talks us through the ChemSearch Challenge launch at ACS Spring 2017. Find out how you can get involved and play the game.

Daniel Christe talks us through the ChemSearch Challenge launch at ACS Spring 2017. Find out how you can get involved and play the game.

ACS Spring 2017

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We attended the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco. Find out what video blogger Alex Dainis and Reaxys got up to at the event.

We attended the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco. Find out what video blogger Alex Dainis and Reaxys got up to at the event.

We attended the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco. Find out what video blogger Alex Dainis and Reaxys got up to at the event.

8 Things you should know about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Here are 8 interesting facts about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. How much do you know about the award?

Here are 8 interesting facts about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. How much do you know about the award?

Here are 8 interesting facts about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. How much do you know about the award?

Why do you love being a chemist?

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Why do you love being a chemist? Alex Dainis finds out what drives your passion for chemistry research.

Why do you love being a chemist? Alex Dainis finds out what drives your passion for chemistry research.

Learn why Elsevier’s Reaxys employees are thrilled for Mondays!

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How strong is your chemistry game?  Test our chemistry game by joining #ChemSearch17 to compete against top schools and other chemistry students for weekly prizes!

Chemistry plays a seminal role in developing water that is fresh, clean and safe to drink. Uncover the cutting edge chemistry used to test water cleanliness.

ChemSearch answer infographics

ChemSearch answer infographics

CO2: One Carbon Makes the Difference

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Addressing the problem of increasing CO2 levels on Earth. Chemical advances offer the possibility to create a renewable carbon economy that is based on carbon dioxide.

Addressing the problem of increasing CO2 levels on Earth. Chemical advances offer the possibility to create a renewable carbon economy that is based on carbon dioxide.

Addressing the problem of increasing CO2 levels on Earth. Chemical advances offer the possibility to create a renewable carbon economy that is based on carbon dioxide.

Revolutionizing Medical Imaging with Fluorination

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Revolutionizing Medical Imaging with Fluorination: discover the outstanding contribution Prof. Véronique Gouverneur at the University of Oxford, has made to this field.

Revolutionizing Medical Imaging with Fluorination: discover the outstanding contribution Prof. Véronique Gouverneur at the University of Oxford, has made to this field.

Revolutionizing Medical Imaging with Fluorination: discover the outstanding contribution Prof. Véronique Gouverneur at the University of Oxford, has made to this field.

Atom Economics and Amide Synthesis

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Discover some of the inspired approaches to improving the atom economics of amide synthesis in this infographic.

Discover some of the inspired approaches to improving the atom economics of amide synthesis in this infographic.

Discover some of the inspired approaches to improving the atom economics of amide synthesis in this infographic.

Water for Life

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Chemistry plays a seminal role in developing water that is fresh, clean and safe to drink. Uncover the cutting edge chemistry used to test water cleanliness.

Chemistry plays a seminal role in developing water that is fresh, clean and safe to drink. Uncover the cutting edge chemistry used to test water cleanliness.

Chemistry plays a seminal role in developing water that is fresh, clean and safe to drink. Uncover the cutting edge chemistry used to test water cleanliness.

The World's Tiniest Machines

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Explore the progression of the work of Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, over the last two decades.

Explore the progression of the work of Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, over the last two decades.

Explore the progression of the work of Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, over the last two decades.

Having a Ball with Energy

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The chemistry of explosives is a fascinating area that has had a long and checkered history. Investigate some of the new age explosives that have begun to revolutionize this area.

The chemistry of explosives is a fascinating area that has had a long and checkered history. Investigate some of the new age explosives that have begun to revolutionize this area.

Poison to Promise

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Fluorine is a highly toxic pale yellow gas. Thanks to countless chemists, this poisonous gas was transformed and resulted in compounds that improve our daily lives. What are some common uses of Fluorine?

Fluorine is a highly toxic pale yellow gas. Thanks to countless chemists, this poisonous gas was transformed and resulted in compounds that improve our daily lives. What are some common uses of Fluorine?

Fluorine is a highly toxic pale yellow gas. Thanks to countless chemists, this poisonous gas was transformed and resulted in compounds that improve our daily lives. What are some common uses of Fluorine?

The Chemistry of Beer

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Hundreds of biological and chemical processes (enzymatic digestion, fermentation, and isomerization, etc.) need to work together in harmony to give you that wonderful, cold glass of beer.

Hundreds of biological and chemical processes (enzymatic digestion, fermentation, and isomerization, etc.) need to work together in harmony to give you that wonderful, cold glass of beer.

Legal Highs

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Smoking cannabis has been around for thousands of years, but a recent rise in the production and unregulated supply of so-called synthetic cannabinoids is leading to concerns and legal challenges.

Smoking cannabis has been around for thousands of years, but a recent rise in the production and unregulated supply of so-called synthetic cannabinoids is leading to concerns and legal challenges.

Smoking cannabis has been around for thousands of years, but a recent rise in the production and unregulated supply of so-called synthetic cannabinoids is leading to concerns and legal challenges.

Fireflies in Kamo River

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Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms. What are the biochemical reactions behind bioluminescence?

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms. What are the biochemical reactions behind bioluminescence?

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms. What are the biochemical reactions behind bioluminescence?

Freedom from Finger Pricking

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Diabetes is a medical condition wherein a patient suffers from inadequate control of blood glucose concentrations. Investigate some of the chemical sensors that have emerged and potentially can be used in Continuous Glucose Monitoring.

Diabetes is a medical condition wherein a patient suffers from inadequate control of blood glucose concentrations. Investigate some of the chemical sensors that have emerged and potentially can be used in Continuous Glucose Monitoring.

Diabetes is a medical condition wherein a patient suffers from inadequate control of blood glucose concentrations. Investigate some of the chemical sensors that have emerged and potentially can be used in Continuous Glucose Monitoring.

Making Antibiotics Resistance Futile

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Antibiotics revolutionized modern healthcare, however resistant bacteria has become a global healthcare problem. Explore some of the structures and properties of current state of the art antibiotics.

Antibiotics revolutionized modern healthcare, however resistant bacteria has become a global healthcare problem. Explore some of the structures and properties of current state of the art antibiotics.

Antibiotics revolutionized modern healthcare, however resistant bacteria has become a global healthcare problem. Explore some of the structures and properties of current state of the art antibiotics.

Chemistry infographics

Chemistry infographics

The Chemistry of Winter

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Water has the ability to take on drastically different formations. Discover how water becomes a snowflake and whether snowflakes can really be identical, in this infographic.

Water has the ability to take on drastically different formations. Discover how water becomes a snowflake and whether snowflakes can really be identical, in this infographic.

Water has the ability to take on drastically different formations. Discover how water becomes a snowflake and whether snowflakes can really be identical, in this infographic.

Halloween is upon us

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Discover the chemistry of a pumpkin this Halloween. This Reaxys infographic takes a look at their health benefits, smells and the different varieties.

Discover the chemistry of a pumpkin this Halloween. This Reaxys infographic takes a look at their health benefits, smells and the different varieties.

Discover the chemistry of a pumpkin this Halloween. This Reaxys infographic takes a look at their health benefits, smells and the different varieties.

Mole Day

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October 23rd is Mole Day. The theme for 2017 is ‘The MOLEvengers’. Join us and our Avenger Iron Mole as we commemorate Avogadro’s Number (6.02x1023).

October 23rd is Mole Day. The theme for 2017 is ‘The MOLEvengers’. Join us and our Avenger Iron Mole as we commemorate Avogadro’s Number (6.02x1023).

October 23rd is Mole Day. The theme for 2017 is ‘The MOLEvengers’. Join us and our Avenger Iron Mole as we commemorate Avogadro’s Number (6.02x1023).

The Chemistry of Fall

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There is so much chemistry behind Autumn’s vibrant hues. Let’s explore the compounds that make leaves change color.

There is so much chemistry behind Autumn’s vibrant hues. Let’s explore the compounds that make leaves change color.

There is so much chemistry behind Autumn’s vibrant hues. Let’s explore the compounds that make leaves change color.

Smallpox Vaccine

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Remembering the creation of the smallpox vaccination. This infographic tells the story of Edward Jenner who is known for his innovative contribution to immunization and the eradication of smallpox.

Remembering the creation of the smallpox vaccination. This infographic tells the story of Edward Jenner who is known for his innovative contribution to immunization and the eradication of smallpox.

Remembering the creation of the smallpox vaccination. This infographic tells the story of Edward Jenner who is known for his innovative contribution to immunization and the eradication of smallpox.

Genetic Fingerprinting

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Sir Alec John Jeffreys developed techniques for RNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling now used worldwide in forensic science to assist detective work and resolve paternity and immigration disputes.

Sir Alec John Jeffreys developed techniques for RNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling now used worldwide in forensic science to assist detective work and resolve paternity and immigration disputes.

Sir Alec John Jeffreys developed techniques for RNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling now used worldwide in forensic science to assist detective work and resolve paternity and immigration disputes.

The Chemistry of Summer: Sunscreen

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Several chemical ingredients in sunscreen help prevent the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin.

Several chemical ingredients in sunscreen help prevent the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin.

Several chemical ingredients in sunscreen help prevent the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin.

The Chemistry of Summer: Migration

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Discover how birds navigate using magnetoreception; using the earth’s magnetic field to orientate themselves.

Discover how birds navigate using magnetoreception; using the earth’s magnetic field to orientate themselves.

Discover how birds navigate using magnetoreception; using the earth’s magnetic field to orientate themselves.

The Chemistry of Summer: Sunflowers

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Sunflowers possess allelopathic activity, by understanding the biological activity of allelochemicals researchers hope to improve weed control in a sustainable way.

Sunflowers possess allelopathic activity, by understanding the biological activity of allelochemicals researchers hope to improve weed control in a sustainable way.

Sunflowers possess allelopathic activity, by understanding the biological activity of allelochemicals researchers hope to improve weed control in a sustainable way.

Sand

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Sand is made up of particles that fall between 1/16 in and 2 mm in diameter. Find out what you get if the particles are smaller or larger than sand.

Sand is made up of particles that fall between 1/16 in and 2 mm in diameter. Find out what you get if the particles are smaller or larger than sand.

Sand is made up of particles that fall between 1/16 in and 2 mm in diameter. Find out what you get if the particles are smaller or larger than sand.

Discovery of Xenon

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On July 12th in 1898, William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered Xenon at University College London. Xenon is odorless, colorless, tasteless and chemically non-reactive. Find out more about the element and its uses.

On July 12th in 1898, William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered Xenon at University College London. Xenon is odorless, colorless, tasteless and chemically non-reactive. Find out more about the element and its uses.

On July 12th in 1898, William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered Xenon at University College London. Xenon is odorless, colorless, tasteless and chemically non-reactive. Find out more about the element and its uses.

The Secrets Behind Chocolate

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Discover why we get the ‘chocolate’ flavor and smell from the cacao bean and some of the chemical compounds within chocolate.

Discover why we get the ‘chocolate’ flavor and smell from the cacao bean and some of the chemical compounds within chocolate.

Discover why we get the ‘chocolate’ flavor and smell from the cacao bean and some of the chemical compounds within chocolate.

Chemistry Nobel Prize Awarded Women

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The Nobel Prize has been awarded to a total of 48 women since its inception. Meet the first four female laureates awarded the Noble Prize in Chemistry.

The Nobel Prize has been awarded to a total of 48 women since its inception. Meet the first four female laureates awarded the Noble Prize in Chemistry.

The Nobel Prize has been awarded to a total of 48 women since its inception. Meet the first four female laureates awarded the Noble Prize in Chemistry.

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