Share a molecule and why it is special to you in a picture, text, or video and have the chance to win a book
Where would we chemists be without molecules? We encounter them every day at work, but, of course, also in our daily lives. Maybe we do not always think about them being all around us. For some of us, the greatest thing is to have synthesized a previously unknown molecule. Some of us work with the same molecule every day. Maybe we remember the first time we saw a structural formula or the first time we struggled through the rules of nomenclature.
Each of us has countless stories to tell about molecules. This summer, we want to collect some of them together with you. We are already looking forward to a colorful and diverse mix from different disciplines and countries, with photos, graphics, texts, or videos.
Let us know which molecule is special to you and why. Send the structure, the name, a photo, or a video of the molecule. You can be as creative or pragmatic as you like and use what fits your story best.
We will select highlights from all submissions every two weeks from June 1 to August 31, 2021, review them on ChemistryViews.org, and highlight them on our social media channels. In addition, each month, we will raffle off three of the books listed below among all submissions.
- Strange Chemistry by Steven Farmer
- The Science of Cooking by Joseph J. Provost, Keri L. Colabroy, Brenda S. Kelly, and Mark A. Wallert
- Oxygen: A Play in 2 Acts by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann
- The Chemical Element: Chemistry’s Contribution to Our Global Future by Javier García-Martínez and Elena Serrano-Torregrosa
- Molecules That Changed the World by K. C. Nicolaou, Tamsyn Montagnon
We look forward to hearing your molecule stories!
Catharina and Vera from ChemistryViews
- Read about the first molecule stories