Acetone Infographic

Acetone Infographic

Our latest Chemistry Infographic is concerned with the cosmetic chemical peeling, nail polish busting chemical intermediate, Acetone. This solvent is highly flammable and can cause serious eye irritation, drowsiness and/or dizziness. It's commonly used as a nail polish remover and paint thinner around the home but Acetone … [Read more...]

Gold Infographic

Gold Infographic

1,500 tonnes of element number 79 are mined every year, it's chemical symbol Au comes from the Latin aurum, meaning shining dawn. Gold is an element recognised the world over for it's widespread monetary, symbolic and practical functions. It is often used in electronics due to its very high electrical conductivity but did … [Read more...]

Hydrofluoric Acid Infographic

Hydrofluoric Acid Infographic

This very nasty acid is capable of dissolving glass and even when diluted is considered highly corrosive, extremely toxic and poisonous. Exposure to hydrofluoric acid (HF) can cause a swathe of very serious problems. For instance, concentrated HF can cause very painful burns and blisters as it destroys tissue. Lower … [Read more...]

Silver Infographic

Silver Infographic

Our latest infographic details the metal with the highest thermal conductivity on the periodic table and an element that was discovered before 5000BC: Silver. As a precious metal, silver is often used to make jewelry. Another less common use is in mirrors where superior reflectivity of visible light is required. Silver is … [Read more...]

Formaldehyde Infographic

Formaldehyde Infographic

Pungent, irritating, flammable and carcinogenic. Formaldehyde is not the friendliest chemical you can lay your hands on but that doesn't mean it's not interesting! Formaldehyde is an excellent tissue fixative and embalming agent. British artist Damien Hirst used it to preserve various animals (including a shark) in clear … [Read more...]