Working glass hero

3 July 2015  Feature

Andrew Turley investigates the history of Pyrex, one of the best known brands in chemistry


25% of public put off chemistry by school

2 June 2015 News

A new survey on public attitudes to chemistry shows the public’s perception is closely tied with their school experience

Reorganising organic chemistry

17 June 2015 Education

Organic reaction mechanisms

Mechanisms before reactions

Questioning consumer chemistry

3 July 2015 Education

Studying science through critical thinking

RSC 2015 education awards  

Animations available for free online and chemistry MOOCs lead the way

Improving rare earth separation  

Photochemistry selectively removes europium from red lamp phosphor

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What ignited the Hindenburg?

3 July 2015 Feature

Mike Follows looks at the theories behind the cause of the German airship disaster in 1937

Practical science at a distance  

Eleanor Crabb discusses the advantages and practicalities of teaching experimental skills...

Controlling the quality of herbal medicines  Premium content

Matthew Almond and Samantha Atkinson discuss how the British Pharmacopoeia aids the qual...

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In the public eye

The role of teachers in the public perception of chemistry

Paul MacLellan


Revision, motivation and inquiry

Discussions from the magazine, blog, website and social media


India at a crossroads

Chemistry teachers in India must make better use of experiments that are cheap and easy to run to inspire the next generation, says T V Venkateswaran

T V Venkateswaran