Here's another great article about the elements, this time Bromine. This stuff really is dangerous, we have to cut into a sealed ampoule to get at it, and then it is diluted thousands of time to get the sorts of concentrations used in schools! Anyway, enjoy the read.
Who's afraid of Bromine?
Two posts in one day!
You HAVE to check this video out. A disc of superconducting material (something with zero electrical resistance below a certain temperature) levitates on a Möbius strip. If that doesn't sound cool, just watch the video instead.
Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip
Continuing the excellent BBC series on the elements, this article tells us of the chemistry of plutonium and how it can be used for both good and nefarious reasons. For all those who are taking GCSE's, there is a bit about smoke alarms that is very pertinent to your P2 module (AQA).
Plutonium: The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13
Below is a link to a fabulous video trying to answer the age old question, what hurts more, childbirth, or getting kicked in the balls!
I have just added the first three topics to the core physics section! I will continue to add topics as I create them. Remember if you enjoy the site, please pass on the details to others. Hope you are enjoying your studies.
Another new term is upon us, so a huge welcome back to those who have successfully completed their AS levels, and are about to embark on the journey that is A2 Chemistry. Also a big welcome to those who are just about to start out life as AS level Chemists.
The AS and A2 Chemistry side of the site is quite comprehensive now and I will add new resources, questions etc. over the year, but right now there is a lot of content for you all to use. I hope to start to write some GCSE resources in the coming weeks/months so keep your eye out for those. If you enjoy using the site please don't hesitate to pass on the web address to friends/family/teachers and perhaps post on Facebook or Twitter to get the word around?
Remember that I aim to keep the site free to use, and free from advertising.
Best of luck for the coming year.
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