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 »

The Chemistry of Chocolate

Lucy Bell-Young

13th December 2017

Chemicals, Science

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Birds-eye view of cocoa beans and squares of dark chocolate on a table

With Christmas right around the corner, it seems an appropriate time to look into the world’s favourite treat: chocolate. Advent calendars and selection boxes are being arranged in tempting displays in every shop, and now more than ever the population are eyeing up the discounted Lindor boxes glowing ruby red beneath a string of fluorescent lights.… Continue reading »

5 Life Hacks For Winter

Lucy Bell-Young

22nd November 2017

Chemicals, Science

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Frozen branches covered in snow

Is winter taking its toll on you this year? Are you struggling to not let the bitter cold weather, iced-over windshields, and dark mornings eclipse your childhood wonderland? Let science restore your faith in winter as we pass on to you 5 life hacks that will help you survive the upcoming freeze. The Key to… Continue reading »

Why Are Chemicals Stored In Metal Containers?

Lucy Bell-Young

15th November 2017

Chemicals

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Inside ReAgent's factory

While metal containers are reactive, they are a crucial element to any factory. The typical laboratory houses a considerable range of chemicals that require safe storage. As we mentioned in our earlier discussion about why chemicals are stored in plastic containers, every substance has unique properties and storage requirements. Strong acids, for example, are best… Continue reading »