Challenging Chemistry: Overview


Challenging Chemistry is about challenging our understanding of fundamental chemical principles and concepts, and challenging our ability to apply chemical skills, knowledge and understanding to tackle the global issues facing us over the next decade.


This PowerPoint presentation shows how the chemical sciences have taken on some of the challenges faced by our planet and its inhabitants. It also summarises future challenges identified by the Royal Society of Chemistry where chemical sciences can contribute significantly. Underpinning chemical principles, concepts and ideas are shown.


The PowerPoint provides ideas for contextualising chemical principles, concepts and ideas. It shows how chemical knowledge, understanding and skills can be used to take of major challenges such as feeding and maintain the health of a growing global population and meeting our growing demands for energy and material resources. Selected slides may be used to introduce Challenging Chemistry to students.