Happy Chemistry week!

It’s Chemistry Week 2013!  From 16th-23rd November here at science made simple we’ll be celebrating Chemistry Week and you can get involved too, with experiments, resources, information and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s global experiment.

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School students enjoying some chemistry. Photo: Pinkcool07 CC-BY-SA

Global Experiment

The theme this year is Health and the Royal Society of Chemistry want YOU to get involved with the Global Experiment.  You can do it at home or at school (or, like us, at work) wherever you are in the world.  The idea is to find out how much vitamin C is contained in different fruit and vegetables, all the kit you need is very easy to get hold of and your data will be uploaded onto the website with that from people carrying out the experiment all over the UK and the world.

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Oranges. Photo: Rüdiger Wölk, CC-BY-SA

As well as keeping you up to date with the results of our contributions to the global experiment we’re going to be profiling a different element each day from Monday to Friday.

Halogens

Halogens

From left to right: chlorine, bromine and iodine. Photo: W. Oelen, CC-BY-SA

We’ll be looking at the halogens throughout the week, bringing you fascinating facts about trends in periodicity, halogens’ use in health and some lovely group 7 experiments.  We’ll be heading down the group:  Starting with Fluorine on Monday and finishing up with Astatine on Friday.

If you just can’t wait until Monday to find out about the secrets of group 7 check out some of the video resources available via the RSC Learn Chemistry website as well as their lovely Periodic table of the elements.

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