Location, location, location

According to the rules of the international Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a new element can be named after a mythological concept or character (including an astronomical object), a mineral or similar substance, a place or geographical region, a property of the element, or a scientist. These three elements, numbers 115, 116 andContinue reading “Location, location, location”

Chemistry World

First posted on FB 05/06/2020 Delighted to be reviewed in Chemistry World, the membership magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To quote Professor Bill Griffith, “an enchanting memoir… a joy to read, clearly written and fully reference with an excellent index.” (Given that I did the indexing myself, I’m pretty chuffed with it beingContinue reading “Chemistry World”

Periodic Table of Nottingham

First posted on FB 14/03/2020 When I was in Nottingham last year I took a quick snap of the Periodic Table of Nottingham where all element symbols stand for something associated with the city. I looked at sulfur, S, to see if it stood for Shaw (but it is Standard Hill) but didn’t have timeContinue reading “Periodic Table of Nottingham”