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Chemical Reactions Happening in Daily Life

Lucy Bell-Young

13th January 2021

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The_Chemistry_of_Fireworks

Chemistry is all around us and chemical reactions occur every day in a lot of the processes we see and do on a regular basis. Chemical reactions occur when substances react with one another: oxidation on an iron nail causes it to rust, and we get fire when oxygen reacts with a combustible… Continue reading »

Chemical Methods of Food Preservation

Lucy Bell-Young

6th January 2021

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Pickled vegetables in glass jars

Using chemical food preservatives is one of the many ways of preserving food. Food preservation has been part of human activity since long before civilization was developed. In fact, evidence suggests that as many as 14,000 years ago, people in the Middle East and in the Orient actively used sun drying techniques to… Continue reading »

The Chemistry Of Soap Making

Lucy Bell-Young

30th December 2020

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Woman taking soap bars out of plastic form

The chemistry of soap making is an ancient science. In fact, soap is one of the earliest inventions of humanity. It’s almost as old as civilisation, with its earliest recorded evidence being traced all the way back to ancient Babylon 4,800 years ago – though its invention probably dates back much farther than… Continue reading »

Important 2021 Updates for Safety Data Sheets

Lucy Bell-Young

18th December 2020

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SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDS) on tablet

As part of the amendments made to Annex II of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), Safety Data Sheets – also called Material Safety Data Sheets – must now comply with a new set of requirements by January 2021. This rare but important update will align REACH Safety Data Sheets with… Continue reading »

A Brief Guide to Chemical Packaging

Lucy Bell-Young

16th December 2020

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Chemical storage warehouse

Complying with the proper rules and regulations for chemical packaging is crucial to ensure that chemicals are stored correctly, avoid degradation, and can be disposed of safely. Still, it can be easy to get inundated with information about this important area, which is why we’ve put together a brief guide to help you… Continue reading »

How To Become A Cosmetic Chemist

Lucy Bell-Young

11th December 2020

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Cosmetic chemist checking beauty and make-up products

Wondering how to become a cosmetic chemist? You’ll need a degree in chemistry and to go on and work for a cosmetics company. To succeed on this career path requires excellent skills in both organic chemistry and biochemistry, as well as a good foundation in inorganic chemistry. Continue reading to discover what a… Continue reading »

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