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How to Get on the Road to Research

So you’ve made up your mind, you’re going to start a graduate research project! You’ve secured a supervisor doing amazing work in a particular field, met your group members, settled down in your exciting new environment. Now the real fun...

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Solubility and Solvent Systems

‘If it dissolves, your problem is solved’ – a simple adage, and also one that chemists take quite literally. Finding a solvent that can dissolve your substrates is a key step for any synthesis. In many reactions, solvents also play...

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Origins of Atomic Theory

If all the knowledge of humanity was to be completely erased save for a single concept, which one should we choose to keep? The great physicist Richard Feynman once remarked that our best bet would be for atomic theory to...