The use of the aufbau principle to predict the electron configurations of atoms (in their ground states), and therefore explain the layout of the p
Amongst a flood of tributes following the announcement of Stephen Hawking's passing on 14th March 2018, we take a moment to reflect on his remarkab
A short piece arguing that hydrogen should head up group 4 (14) in the periodic table.
The algebra of quantities - how it works and how it could be used in student's chemical calculations.
Marten J. ten Hoor
As part of the new 'How science works' programme of study for key stage 4 (14-16 year-olds) taught in England and Wales, alternative layo
An introduction to the work of the UK's three main professional bodies for science on developing curriculum frameworks.
Students often struggle to determine whether changes in matter are physical or chemical, for example, they may have difficulty labelling a candle m
The importance of molecular oxygen, atomic oxygen, ozone and the hydroxyl radical in the Earth's atmosphere.
Tim G. Harrison
The life of Joseph Priestley and the fascinating chemistry of one of the molecules that he discovered – dioxygen (O2).
Tippu S. Sheriff
A round-up of the many 11-19 sessions held at the ASE Annual Conference in Liverpool in 2018, by members of the ASE 11-19 Committee.
Every year, a variety of scientific lectures are put on at the Annual Conference, given by leading experts from the host university.