The Mole - November 2012


The Mole
The Mole is the Royal Society of Chemistry's twelve page magazine for chemistry students.

In this month's issue:

  • Sniffing out an explanation - the chemistry of smell
  • Bill Bryson Prize 2013 - show off your science communication skills
  • Write all about it - a career as a science writer
  • Jess Ham - the creator of comic chemistry cartoons
  • Flask in a Mask - secret chemistry agency
  • Uranium hexafluoride - the molecule that fuels the nuclear power industry
  • On screen chemistry - breaking bad - can a little crystal blow up a room?
  • Successful rocket test for 1000 mph car 
  • Puzzles and ChemNet Events - 25 of Amazon vouchers up for grabs    

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The Mole, November 2012
The complete magazine, in full colour. Duplication permitted within schools and colleges
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Sniffing out an explanation
It's strange to think that no one knows exactly how smell works. Josh Howgego explains the chemistry behind the puzzle
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Bill Bryson Prize 2013
Philip Robinson invites you to enter the competition and show off your science communication skills
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Write all about it
Nina Notman finds out how chemists with a nose for news may enjoy life as a science writer
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Jess Ham - Bill Bryson Prize winner 2012
Philip Robinson talks to the creator of comic chemistry cartoons
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Flask in a mask - secret chemistry agency
Find out how Agent Reagent and the team defeat Count Spatula
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Magnificent molecules - uranium hexafluoride
Phillip Broadwith examines the molecule that fuels the nuclear power industry
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On-screen chemistry - Breaking Bad
Can a little crystal blow up a room?
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Fruit juice infused chocolate to reduce fat consumption
Elinor Hughes investigates healthy chocolate
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Successful rocket test for 1000 mph car
Ian Le Guillou experiences the Bloodhound rocket test
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Puzzles and ChemNet events
Win 25 of Amazon vouchers
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