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.
In honour of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would take a look at the chemistry behind the culprit of this love-hate holiday: love. From that first high school crush to the marital vow, we’re looking into what makes us giddy and what keeps us obsessed. It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re… Continue reading »
We’ve all heard of fire, and see it almost every day in matches, lighters, fireworks, gas hobs, and fire places. But this ostensibly simple reaction is actually a complex scientific event. What is Fire Exactly? Fire is an exothermic, self-perpetuating reaction that happens when a solid, liquid or gas-phase fuel undergoes rapid oxidation. This is… Continue reading »
Born in Lancashire, England, Sir Edward Frankland is one of the most important British chemists in history. The father of organometallic chemistry, with a multitude of equally ground-breaking achievements under his belt, Frankland has helped to shape the world of chemistry we know today. So why isn’t he more well-known? On 18th January 1825, Edward… Continue reading »
The BLOODHOUND SSC Project is challenging the World Land Speed Record with its jet-powered SuperSonic car. The team have already hit one milestone – but that’s nothing compared to what they have in store for this year. What is the BLOODHOUND Project? In case you haven’t heard, the BLOODHOUND Project is a high-technology plan to create… Continue reading »
Dry January is a public campaign, created by Alcohol Concern, where people all over the UK abstain from alcohol for the whole month. In recognition of this event, we thought it would be interesting to delve beneath the surface and discover the science behind the effects of alcohol. It is time to face the January… Continue reading »