Chemistry Advent Calendar 2019

Chemistry Advent Calendar 2019

Author: ChemistryViews

Daily Highlights in Video Form

This calendar covers chemistry highlights in video form—for example, current research, holiday-themed experiments you can do with your kids or friends, interviews with scientists, publishing tips, and explaining everyday chemistry.

There will be another video every day until December 24.

 

 

 

1

Total Synthesis of (‒)-Penicimutanin A

Natural product first isolated from a marine fungus made in ten steps

 

2

CO2 Extinguishes Candle

Extinguishing a candle with baking powder and vinegar
Explanation

 

3

The Magic of Chemistry

with David Leigh and Nobel Laureate Robert Grubbs

 

4

Short Glossary of Open Access Publishing

Explaining the 10 most important terms of open access (OA) publishing

 

5

Lit Candle Covered With a Glass

What happens if you cover a lit candle in a water basin with a glass?
Explanation

 

6

The Fascination of Cluster Chemistry

Stefanie Dehnen, University of Marburg, Germany, explains her research

 

7

First Spiropentagermadiene Isolated

Stability of unusual spirocyclic molecule is improved by delocalization

 

8

Chalk as a Wick

Explanation

 

9

Where is the Heat of a Candle Flame?

An experiment designed by Michael Faraday shows where the heat of a candle flame is the highest
Explanation

 

10

A Passion for Making Molecular Movies

Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, explains the importance of understanding catalysts

 

11

Protective Belt for Azafullerene Radicals

Supramolecular shielding approach for stabilizing fullerene radicals using cycloparaphenylenes

 

12

Crystallization of Chocolate

Cocoa butter is polymorphic and can crystallize into several crystal forms. How does this affect the quality of chocolate?

 

13

Which Can of Beer Has Been Shaken?

How do you tell apart a shaken can of carbonated beverage from an unshaken one?
Explanation

 

15

Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?

An explanation of the common experiment that uses iodine to test for the presence of starch

 

17

When Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology Join Forces

Dong Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, explains her research

 

18

12 Tips for Referees

Advice for reviewers of research articles from the perspective of an Editor

 

19

Underwater Torch Made of Sparklers

How sparklers can burn under water
Explanation

 

20

Espresso Crema

Why does an espresso need a crema and what should it look like?

 

21

Particle Size Matters in Solid-State Batteries

Higher energy density achieved by particle-size optimization of solid electrolyte and cathode

 

22

What is a Football Shirt Made Of?

A look a the different materials jerseys are made of and their properties

 

23

How Do You Get the Egg in the Bottle?

Explanation

 

24

Burning Glühwein

Glühwein is enjoyed by many people at the traditional Christmas markets in Europe; the video shows how it can be set alight

 

 

 

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