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  • A new concept for low-cost batteries

    As the world builds out ever larger installations of wind and solar power systems, the need is growing fast for economical, large-scale backup systems to provide power when the sun is down and the air is calm. Today’s lithium-ion batteries are still too expensive for most such applications, and othe more

  • Climate protection: CO₂ turned into methanol

    For reasons of climate protection, carbon dioxide must not be released into the atmosphere. Wherever the formation of carbon dioxide cannot be prevented, it should be captured and converted into other substances. The best possible solution is creating substances that have value and can be sold. A ne more

  • Smart coatings in the pipeline

    An imaginative approach to polymer surface coating has produced a sustainable way to remove mercury from water – while providing a wide range of protection including for preventing metal corrosion and solvent damage of plastic PVC pipes.  The smart coating, made from low-cost chemicals from oil refi more

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Sulfur

A cool experiment called "the barking dog" is part of our new and improved video about Sulfur. more

Fluorine Reactions

Here's all the camera angles and slow motion footage of the fluorine reactions we filmed with Professor Eric Hope. It reacts with iron, carbon, iodine and sulfur. more

Infographics Sulfur

Group 6 Elements

This latest graphic looks at the elements of Group 6. ‘Chalcogens’ is an IUPAC accepted name for Group 6 the term chalcogen itself comes from the greek word ‘chalcos‘, and roughly translates as ‘ore-former’. more

The Chemistry of Gunpowder

With the Fourth of July and American Independence Day on the horizon, a somehow topical post seemed in order. Having already examined the chemical compounds that give fireworks their colours in a previous graphic, I decided to examine another important firework component here: the first chemical exp more

The Chemistry of Fireworks

The obvious place to start is the bangs of fireworks when they explode into bursts of colour. These can be produced simply by compacted gunpowder, which if suitably confined can give a decent result. However, it’s more common for the ignition of a specific explosive mixture to be utilised. This mixt more

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Definition

Sulfur

Sulfur Sulfur or sulphur (, see spelling below ) is the chemical element that has the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is an abundant, tasteless, multivalent non-metal . Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystalline solid. In natu ... more

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