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What is a Chemical Reaction?

Jessica Clifton

17th June 2020

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A chemical reaction is distinct from a physical or phase change (e.g. evaporation, which is a change from liquid to gas) because the reaction involves a change in atomic combinations. For instance, the chemical reaction of water with sodium is an exothermic violent reaction that releases one hydrogen atom per molecule of water… Continue reading »

6 Artists Getting Creative with Chemicals

Jessica Clifton

13th May 2020

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The range of possible applications of chemicals is truly endless; they make up everything and are the catalysts that allow everything to happen. However, it may come as a surprise to learn that increasing numbers of artists are getting creative with chemicals and exploring the qualities chemicals can provide when they react with… Continue reading »

What Exactly Is A Chemical?

Jessica Clifton

18th December 2019

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The periodic table of chemical elements
Our world is made up of many different kinds of substances that we call chemicals. All matter, including us and everything around us, is made up of tiny particles called atoms. So, what is a chemical? A chemical by definition is any substance consisting of matter; this includes solids, liquids, and gas. Chemicals… Continue reading »

This Week in Chemistry

Jessica Clifton

20th November 2019

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Cours de Chymie by Nicolas Lemery
This week in history seems to have given us a plethora of noted scientists. Born between 17th and 24th November and spanning the last several hundred years, we have several Nobel Prize winners, ground-breaking chemists, and discoverers of revolutionary substances and chemical reactions. 17th November 1645 – Nicolas Lémery was born Nicolas Lémery… Continue reading »

Our Top 3 Halloween Chemistry Experiments

Jessica Clifton

28th October 2019

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COSHH regulations require employers to put together a plan in case of accidents or emergencies
With Halloween nearly upon us, now is the perfect time for some spooky chemistry experiments that will blow your trick or treaters’ minds (and they’re educational, too)! There are some fun experiments around – we particularly like this glowing hand of doom punch recipe and this very realistic fake blood – but the… Continue reading »

ReAgent Is Now A Royal Society of Chemistry EnterprisePlus Member

Jessica Clifton

20th March 2019

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We are delighted to announce that ReAgent is now an EnterprisePlus member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). What Is The Royal Society of Chemistry? The RSC is a not-for-profit organisation with over 50,000 members. Started 175 years ago, the RSC continues to invest in educating young (and not so young!) scientists.… Continue reading »

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