November 2012

Vol 49, No 6. Selected articles and reviews available online to all. Full issue available online to subscribers. 

November 2012




07 November 2012

There has been a lot to celebrate in the world of chemistry education over the last few weeks. And plenty more to celebrate soon

Generic school stock photography, in an exam hall please

Teachers asked to respond on Key Stage 4 consultation

24 September 2012

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a consultation document that sets out the Government's plans for GCSE reform in England

RSC Logo

New scholarships to attract top chemistry graduates into teaching

28 September 2012

Prestigious 20,000 scholarships to be led by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson Prize 2012 and 2013

05 November 2012

Award-winning young science communicators gathered last month to meet author Bill Bryson and collect their awards for the 2012 RSC Bill Bryson Prize

Nobel prize

Nobel prize in chemistry 2012

14 November 2012

The 2012 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to US-based scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors

Scientists using a microscope

RCUK brings cutting edge science into classrooms

15 October 2012

RCUK brings cutting edge science into classrooms

The RSC stand at the ASE conference 2012

ASE Annual Conference 2013

01 October 2012

Registration has opened for the Association for Science Education's (ASE) Annual Conference. The event runs from 2 - 5 January 2013 at the University of Reading

Peter Wothers

Chemistry to feature in 2012 Christmas Lectures

12 November 2012

The Royal Institution's (RI) 2012 Christmas Lectures will be presented by chemist Peter Wothers

Testing Bloodhound's rockets

Rocket test success for Bloodhound supersonic car

22 October 2012

The rocket system that will be used in 2014 to the Bloodhound supersonic car has been successfully tested


Interactive periodic table updated

05 October 2012

The RSC has released a new version of their Visual Elements Periodic Table, providing an interactive display of facts, atomic data and other interesting resources

Screen shot - on the day in chemistry

On this day

14 November 2012

The RSC has launched an interactive calendar to showcase an important event in chemical history for every day of the year

Undergraduate skills

Making students more employable

01 November 2012

The RSC's Undergraduate Skills Record is now available online

Fuming liquid nitrogen cocktail

Soundbite - Liquid nitrogen cocktails

Laura Howes takes a look at some cocktails that have been making the news

Maths E.G.

Web watch - Maths E.G.

Web watch November 2012 - Maths E.G.

Maths for chemists


Using the equation of a straight line

Maths for chemists - tips for teaching maths skills to our future chemists. In this issue: using the equation of a straight line

The Elements

Visual element symbol for lithium


John Emsley investigates the element that is the lightest of metals and celebrated in song


Caption bubbles

Feedback - November 2012

iPad apps, blind students and chemistry tutors

Exhibition Chemistry

A fire piston igniting

Fire pistons - Exhibition Chemistry

Declan Fleming shows us a spectacular demonstration to generate fire from air


The constellation Cruz

Concluding a cosmic chemical census

Scientists are preparing to say goodbye to Herschel, the largest ever space telescope

The International Chemistry Olympiad

The International Chemistry Olympiad

This summer Washington DC eagerly awaited the world's finest sixth form chemists to compete in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad


Another brick in the whorl

Cross-examining the scientists on the inside of advanced fingerprinting research



Distillates - Chemical Education

David Read looks at some recent chemical education research


Distillates - Chemical Science

November 2012 - A look at recent chemical science research from Chemistry World


Book cover - AQA Essentials


Books and resources for school, university and general interest


John Carroll

Mind the gap

Minimising the gap between school and university education will not occur overnight and a structured, collegiate approach has to be undertaken

The Mole

The Mole

The Mole - November 2012

In this month's student magazine: sniffing out the chemistry behind the puzzle of smells, how to enter for the Bill Bryson Prize in 2013 and much more