Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Tiny, deadly and related molecules

Methanethiol 3D

Over the course of the last few months, a small, very simple, quite well-known, and potentially deadly molecule has been in the news. If you are inclined to pay attention to such things, you may know that this simple molecule was responsible for these recent, frightening incidents; September 3rd, 2014: Fire at a Discovery Museum […]

Subscriber Updates (10-27-14)


The UNIT 2 notes have been updated with various tweaks.

Meme for Mole Day ’14

2014 Mole Day Meme

This was my 2014, Mole Day Meme. 2013’s can be found, here.  

’92’, The Russian Version! (Pinterest)

'92', The Russian Version Pinterest

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Mole Day? Have at it, but do me a favor

Don't be shortsighted

Mole Day approaches. What is Mole Day? It’s October the 23rd each year (10/23, geddit?), when some chemistry teachers decide to devote many class activities to the ‘celebration’ of the chemical mole – Avogadro’s number. Now, it will hardly be a revelation when I tell you that I’ve never ‘celebrated’ Mole Day, nor will I […]

Book Awarded


I had some amazing news confirmed yesterday. The book that I wrote back in 2011, and that has already won the 2011 School Library Association of the UK Information Book Award in England, and the 2012 Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahre Children’s Award in Austria, has now been recognized for a third time, this time here in […]

Subscriber Updates (09-29-14)


The UNIT 3 notes have been updated with various tweaks, one of the main ones being the re-introduction of the Nernst equation.

Periodicity: A couple more things

Electron Affinity Table

When you read my AP notes on periodicity from Big Idea 1, you’ll find a couple of popular things missing. These two things have been omitted deliberately, but I wanted to touch upon them here, just in case you run into them when looking at other resources connected to AP chemistry, or if you want […]

Subscriber Updates (09-18-14)


AP Worksheet 01f has been slightly amended.

Subscriber Updates (09-15-14)


AP notes for Unit 01 have been updated with the word ‘left’ replacing with the word ‘right’, on page 34!