Put your Organic Chemistry Knowledge to Work – Can “Green” plastics save the ocean plastic crisis?

What are “Green” Plastics? – Learn More…

Recall that all plastics are made of carbon – plastics don’t break down.  This means that plastics are pollution.

Compostable plastics (PLA Molecules) do not break down any faster than PET Plastics.  PLA plastics need to be melted down (65 0 Celsius for 35 days).  This means PLA plastics cannot be recycled in a traditional manner.

 

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A New Year a New PTABLE

Learn more about the history of the periodic table and some of the world’s BEST PTables

Choice #1 – Interactive and useful

Choice #2 – TGray’s The World’s Most Beautiful Periodic Table

Choice #3 – Web Elements 

 

Happy New Year – Learn more about the Top Chemistry Stories from 2018

Top Chemistry Stories for 2018 – Happy New Year, Welcome to 2019

 

Get Ready for the Christmas Holidays with your own “Chemistry advent calender​”​ Celebrating the Periodic Table

2019 is the year of the Periodic Table – get ready to celebrate this fete of organization by learning more about the history of the periodic table

2019 is the year of the Periodic Table – learn more about the history of chemistry using the periodic table
Day 1 – December 1, 2018 – Learn more about Antoine Lavoisier and Marie-Anne Paulze
Day 2 of the chemistry advent timeline looks at two lesser-known chemists. Joseph Proust proposed that elements combine to form compounds in fixed proportions. Little is known about the life of Elizabeth Fulhame, but in her sole publication, she was the first person to describe catalytic processes.

Get Ready to Celebrate World Metrology Day – May 20, 2019

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at ’emotional’ conference

 

The changes to the mole, kg and K will officially take place on world metrology day May 20, 2019.

Party like a scientist and build a kibble balance for the Big Day (May 20, 2019)
Instructions here:

Palm oil and Primates – learn more about harvesting organic compounds

Iceland’s Christmas TV ad was deemed to be too political and had to be removed: Is it possible to harvest sustainable palm oil?  Put your organic chemistry to work and learn more about the harvesting of Palm Oil 

Greenpeace has a petition to end dirty palm oil harvesting practices learn more

Put your new Organic Chem. Knowledge to work – learn more about sugarcane plastic.

Learn more about the new “low-carbo” plastic but “high” slavery plastic.  What are the implications of using Brazilian Plants to produce lego