Posts by Lucy Bell-Young

Lucy Bell-Young

Lucy Bell-Young

After studying English Literature at the University of Leeds, Lucy has recently moved to the North West and pursued her love of writing. Lucy joined ReAgent in November 2017 as Marketing Copywriter.

This Day in Chemistry: Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran

Lucy Bell-Young

18th April 2018

Chemistry

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Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran

On 18th April, 1838, in Cognac, France, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran was born. Most commonly known for his work in spectroscopy, de Boisbaudran was a French chemist who discovered the elements samarium, dysprosium, europium and gallium. De Boisbaudran shows that you don’t always have to attend formal schooling to become an industry-leading academic. This key… Continue reading »

Factory Move Update: The Final Fit-Out

Lucy Bell-Young

11th April 2018

Company News

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An office window overlooking ReAgent's factory floor

ReAgent are in the process of moving into our new factory. Standing at 38,000 square feet, our new premises has been fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment and features that meet our specifications so that we can better serve our customers’ requirements. We are entering our final 3 weeks of moving factory, and things are getting… Continue reading »

What Happens When You Put Copper Wire in Silver Nitrate?

Lucy Bell-Young

4th April 2018

Chemistry, Science

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Crystal-like precipitates form on a copper wire that's in silver nitrate

One of the most fascinating chemical experiments is the reaction between silver nitrate and copper wire in water. Characterised by fractal-like precipitates, this experiment is a stunning example of a simple redox reaction. When you place a copper wire into a solution of silver nitrate and water, crystals begin to appear. These grow on the… Continue reading »

The Science Behind a Soda Can

Lucy Bell-Young

28th March 2018

Chemicals, Science

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The science behind a soda can is more interesting than you'd think

You’ve probably heard many horror stories about your soda of choice. But could the seemingly unremarkable and greatly overlooked soda can be worse for you than the beverage inside? Acidity of Fizzy Drinks Soda cans have a lot going on beneath their aluminium surface. Lining their interior is a protective shield that prevents the soda… Continue reading »

ReAgent Goes Eco-Friendly with New Factory

Lucy Bell-Young

21st March 2018

Company News

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A hand holding a green plant.

At ReAgent, we are dedicated in reducing our impact on the environment as much as possible. That’s why our new factory has eco-friendly features incorporated into its design to help reduce our carbon footprint. Eco-Friendly Lighting LEDs ReAgent’s new premises has been fitted with LED lights throughout. This is much more eco-friendly in terms of… Continue reading »

The Chemistry of Fire: Infographic

Lucy Bell-Young

14th March 2018

Chemistry, Science

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The Chemistry of Fire: Infographic

Following on from our previous post ‘The Chemistry of Fire’ we have created this infographic to simplify our points. Take a look at the infographic and feel free to share with your colleagues, friends or family. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to www.reagent.co.uk with this graphic.