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Classroom Catalysis, May-June 2013 »

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Vijayalakshmi Nandakumar
The chemistry laboratory is a place where children can have lots of fun. It is also a place where …

May-June 2013, Resources »

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Compiled by Yasmin Jayathirtha
Books
Classic Chemistry Demonstrations
Compiled by Ted Lister and published by Royal Society of Chemistry 1998
A collection of 100 …

Editorial, May-June 2013 »

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Chemistry is all about matter and the changes it undergoes. In actuality, the field of chemistry is so vast that there are numerous sub-divisions. But now because there are tremendous overlaps across branches of this discipline, students need to understand the breadth and the depth of the subject and its relationship to other areas of knowledge. A look at how chemistry not only governs science but also life in several minute ways.

May-June 2013, Personal Equations »

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When it comes to making a choice regarding the subjects one is interested in, it usually is a daunting task. Should one opt for the sciences or engineering? This question often crops up when it is decision time. A senior professor and vice-chancellor narrates his journey through the world of chemistry.

May-June 2013, Personal Equations »

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Whether it is your intuition, your sense of smell, or mastering the colours, chemistry has a way of sharpening all your senses at one go. The author shares in this article her love for chemistry — from the coloured solutions in reagent bottles in a school laboratory to the current research in nano science —- the mystery continues to unfold.

May-June 2013, Personal Equations »

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For a change, we feature a poem that tells us that chemistry is all over the place — from the ingredients in the kitchen to the perfumes, soaps and shampoos that we use everyday, there really is no space where chemistry does not find a place.

May-June 2013, Personal Equations »

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A former student pays a small tribute to her chemistry teacher for inculcating in her a passion for the subject which ultimately helped her in making wise choices in her educational journey.

May-June 2013, Personal Equations »

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This article makes an impassioned plea to make use of the five senses and enjoy the subject instead of being bogged down by habit.

May-June 2013, The Science of Stuff »

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Chemistry is a central science and connects several peripheral disciplines. In fact, it can be described as a giant banyan tree spreading its branches all around. A look at how chemistry touches everything from ‘salt to camphor’.

May-June 2013, The Science of Stuff »

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Is everything that has the tag of ‘chemical’ bad? Are there no good chemicals? The fact is nobody really knows — not the doctors, not the scientists. The problem is that the human body is very complex and its interaction with the environment impossible to clarify. People are exposed to a vast array of compounds and how they interact with each other and with the naturally present compounds in the body defies analysis. This article highlights the fact that the numbers are important and everything chemical is not necessarily bad.