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.
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.
Entropy is not so difficult and clarifies understanding of the material world.
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
Entropy is more usually studied in physics and chemistry but can also be considered in biology to explain limitations of energy changes in life-pro
Every year, a variety of scientific lectures are put on at the Annual Conference, given by leading experts from the host university.
Practical sessions are always a highlight of the ASE Annual Conferences and the 2018 programme was no exception.