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What is a Chemical Reaction?

Jessica Clifton

17th June 2020


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 »

Best Careers in Science

Jessica Clifton

10th June 2020


Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Stephen Hawking. You could say that these famous names had the best careers in science. They followed their passion for science throughout their lives and were rewarded with incredible careers, being recognised worldwide for achievements that have impacted the scientific world and beyond. Pursuing a science education past… Continue reading »

How Do Safety Matches Work?

Jessica Clifton

27th May 2020


Safety Matches

Safety matches are a common item in every household’s kitchen drawer. They’re a simple enough concept – strike the match head against the strip and voila. But there’s actually a lot of chemistry at work in this everyday object. There are two types of matches: ones that are considered safe, and ones that… Continue reading »

The 10 Best Science Podcasts in 2020

Jessica Clifton

15th April 2020



We’ve done some digging to find a selection of the best science podcasts in 2020 to suit practically every taste. The result is this compilation of podcasts that may (or may not) enhance your science knowledge. Some are funny, some serious, some are educational, whilst others offer some light relief from hard-core science.… Continue reading »

The Science Behind Vitamin D Supplements

Jessica Clifton

8th April 2020



Vitamin D is important in the process of calcium absorption by the bones. It also has an important role in immunity and neurological functions. A deficiency in vitamin D can cause loss of bone density, which eventually can lead to osteoporosis. Severe vitamin D deficiency also causes osteomalacia or softening of the bones,… Continue reading »

The Science Behind LSD

Jessica Clifton

25th March 2020



The artistic subculture inspired or even fuelled by LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is well-documented, but how about the science behind LSD? How and where did the drug originate? How does LSD work and how does it affect people? We’ll be answering those questions in this article. Arguably, LSD is one of the defining… Continue reading »

About The Science Blog

At The Science Blog, we write about the latest from the world of science, chemistry, and chemical manufacturing. From the chemicals in drugs, to the science behind a soda can, to what the chemical industry can do to support sustainability, you’ll find all the resources you need to sate (and pique!) your curiosity about science. 

If you’re interested in a career in science or chemistry, you can also use The Science Blog to find all the information you need on chemical careers. Whether you want to learn how you can pursue your dream job, or simply want to know what skills you need to pursue a STEM career, The Science Blog empowers you with the knowledge you need to begin your journey. 

If you’re part of the chemical manufacturing industry, or want to learn more about it, The Science Blog also features a range of articles that focus on exactly that. Maybe you want to know how you can make your chemical manufacturing facility more eco-friendly, or uncover the benefits of cleanroom contract packing. You can even access comprehensive guides and download them as PDFs for absolutely free, such as our Complete Guide to Contract Manufacturing.

And for all of you chemistry buffs out there, The Science Blog lets you delve deeper into complex topics like aldehydes, ketones, HEPES buffer, and diagnostic reagents. Discussing the molecular structures and uses of different chemicals, we help you better understand the inner workings of common substances used in science. No matter what aspect of chemistry you’re interested in, The Science Blog has it all!