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A Rough Guide to Types of Scientific Evidence

By Compound Interest Click to enlarge Today’s graphic looks at science in general, rather than just chemistry. It’s in a similar vein to the Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science posted last year, but this time looking at the hierarchy of different types of scientific evidence. You might think science is science, but Read Full…

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Analytical Chemistry – A Guide to 13-C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

By Compound Interest Click to enlarge In previous entries in the Analytical Chemistry series of graphics, we’ve looked at some of the tools that chemists can use to determine the identity of compounds in various samples, including infrared spectroscopy and hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Today looks another similar method, that of Read Full Article…

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The Chemistry of Throat Lozenges

By Compound Interest Click to enlarge I’ve been suffering the effects of a sore throat these past few days (the curse of the end of term cold), which inevitably got me thinking about the chemical compounds in the throat lozenges I’ve been binging on. Whilst there are a range of possible active ingredients, many Read…

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The Chemistry of Whisky

By Compound Interest Click to enlarge Whisky is one of the world’s most popular spirits, and comes in many different classes and types. The character and flavour of these differing types vary widely; this, of course, comes down to their varying chemical composition. Here, we take a look at where some of these different Read…

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The Chemical Structure of DNA

By Compound Interest Click to enlarge Today’s post crosses over into the realm of biochemistry, with a look at the chemical structure of DNA, and its role in creating proteins in our cells. Of course, it’s not just in humans that DNA is found – it’s present in the cells of every multicellular life Read…

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The Chemistry of Poisons – Thallium, ‘The Poisoner’s Poison’

By Compound Interest Click to enlarge Having already looked at arsenic and cyanide in the previous instalments in this series, our attention turns to thallium, another famed poison. Thallium perhaps doesn’t share quite the same profile as arsenic and cyanide, but despite this it’s perhaps an even more effective compound in poisonings. Read Full Article…

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A Visual Guide to Chemistry Glassware

By Compound Interest Click to enlarge Glassware in the laboratory comes in a range of different shapes and sizes, and is used for a number of purposes. Don’t know your round-bottomed flask from your Florence flask, or your pipettes from your burettes? This graphic has you covered. Below there’s also a little detail on Read…

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