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Chemistry in its element

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Rank #1 in Chemistry category

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Natural Sciences
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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Theme song woes.

By travieB33 - Feb 28 2020
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Podcast is great. New theme song is terrible. Bring back the original, please.

Content so good, 2020 intro so bad

By dorsetpeakjerseys - Feb 01 2020
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For the love of god, please bring back the old-time fiddle intro.

iTunes Ratings

125 Ratings
Average Ratings
111
8
3
1
2

Theme song woes.

By travieB33 - Feb 28 2020
Read more
Podcast is great. New theme song is terrible. Bring back the original, please.

Content so good, 2020 intro so bad

By dorsetpeakjerseys - Feb 01 2020
Read more
For the love of god, please bring back the old-time fiddle intro.

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Chemistry in its element

Latest release on Dec 21, 2020

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Rank #1: Phosphoric Acid: Chemistry in its element

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Rank #2: Oxytocin: Chemistry in its element

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Rank #3: Resveratrol: Chemistry in its element

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Can a compound in red wine protect against heart attack and cancer? Phillip Broadwith investigates resveratrol

Jun 26 2013

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Rank #4: Gallium arsenide: Chemistry in its element

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Brian Clegg introduces gallium arsenide – the supercar of the semiconductor scene

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Rank #5: Solvated electrons: Chemistry in its element

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Blue flashes and metallic water are just some of the tricks the smallest possible anion has up its sleeve

Feb 02 2017

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Rank #6: Benzoyl peroxide: Chemistry in its element

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The whitest smile, the blondest blonde, the clearest complexion – all from one essential compound. Fernando Gomollón-Bel introduces benzoyl peroxide

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Rank #7: Magnesium sulfate: Chemistry in its element

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Brian Clegg explains how bath salts may actually be more than just relaxing

Apr 10 2013

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Rank #8: Adamantane: Chemistry in its element

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Brian Clegg introduces a crystalline hydrocarbon that isn't as tough as it sounds, but is the basis of a wide range of medicines

Jan 26 2017

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Rank #9: Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP): Chemistry in its element

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Kat Arney explains how a protein that repairs broken DNA holds the key to killing cancer cells – but only if you stop it from doing its job

Nov 02 2016

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Rank #10: Neodymium chloride: Chemistry in its element

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From medicine to the military, this compound makes lasers for a range of applications. Brian Clegg discovers neodymium chloride

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Rank #11: Orlistat: Chemistry in its element

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With thoughts turning to our festively-expanded waistlines, Kit Chapman looks at a poster child in the battle against obesity

Jan 04 2017

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Rank #12: Cannabidiol: Chemistry in its element

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Ben Valsler with the story of Charlotte Figi, Dravet syndrome and the cannabis compound controlling her condition.

Jul 13 2018

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Rank #13: Diborane: Chemistry in its element

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This week, Neil Withers examines a compound with the 'wrong' number of bonds: Diborane

Dec 14 2016

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Rank #14: Melanin: Chemistry in its element

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Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tanning, squid ink and browning bananas

Feb 21 2018

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Rank #15: Nitrogen dioxide: Chemistry in its element

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Simon Cotton looks at the rocket propellant that causes environmental problems

Mar 21 2013

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Rank #16: Arsenic trioxide: Chemistry in its element

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Kit Chapman explains how a 'daft' pharmacy mix up led to a series of poisonings in Victorian Britain

Feb 22 2017

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Rank #17: Denatonium benzoate: Chemistry in its element

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Brian Clegg has a sniff at the bitterest substance known to science

Apr 18 2013

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Rank #18: Swainsonine: Chemistry in its element

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Katrina Krämer investigates the sad case of Christopher McCandless, who some believe consumed the poison swainsonine in the Alaskan wilderness

Nov 30 2016

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Rank #19: Fentanyl: Chemistry in its element

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A 1960s breakthrough in pain relief that now fuels the opioid crisis

Jul 27 2018

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Rank #20: Acetylcysteine: Chemistry in its element

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Acetylcysteine is a versatile drug, helping manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose. But, as Ben Valsler discovers, it has found itself at the centre of a cycling controversy

Apr 12 2018

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