International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have confirmed the names of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 as:
This followed a 5-month period of public review after which the names earlier proposed by the discoverers were approved by IUPAC.… Read more…
WebElements November 30th, 2016
Dr Kevin Fong opens a window onto today’s most exciting space missions, explores the future of space travel, and offers a unique insight into the challenges of protecting human life in the hostile environment of space in the 2015 Christmas lectures.… Read more…
WebElements December 10th, 2015
Emma and Katie make the periodic table in iced biscuits as refreshments for a reception following a lecture on fireworks at The University of Sheffield.
WebElements February 26th, 2013
Posted In: Chemical education
I’m pleased to announce that you can now buy the Orbitron atomic orbitals poster at the WebElements shop. You can visit The Orbitron to see these images and also animations showing representing the orbital functions.
WebElements November 11th, 2009
I have restructured WebElements. The restructuring is all style at the front-end and reorganisation at the back-end, meaning all the errors in data are still there but they are displayed more beautifully and efficiently. Fixing some of those errors is now a priority.
All this should allow me to update content far more easily than has been the case, meaning things should move quicker.… Read more…
WebElements May 13th, 2008
Arguments continue over science education in the UK.
Twenty First Century Science is a suite of new GCSE science courses for 14- to 16-year-olds and all schools in the UK can start the courses from September 2006. Schools can continue to offer separate Chemistry, Physics, and Biology courses.
Critics such as Sir Richard Sykes (rector of Imperial College London) is among many attack the new qualification.… Read more…
WebElements October 11th, 2006