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Making the site more student-friendly 26 November 2018
Many subscribing teachers have now signed their students up to student access. The pages in ‘Teaching each topic and sub-topic” under "Core and HL" are probably the most popular as they cover all... more
Make up a question about the Periodic Table 1 November 2018
To mark the150th. anniversary of the Periodic Table (first proposed by Mendeleev in 1869), IUPAC will be hosting an online quiz during 2019 for a global audience of young people. This quiz, which will... more
Applying IB chemistry to a diet pill 24 September 2018
One of the reasons why life expectancy is starting to fall in certain parts of the world is the increase in obesity.The number of overweight and obese people worldwide has increased from 857 million in... more
Is my own hand rub still safe to use? 9 August 2018
One of the topics covered in Option D: Medicinal chemistry is antibiotic resistance. This occurs when micro-organisms become resistant to antibacterials. There is considerable concern in many parts of... more
AI deduces the periodic table 27 June 2018
There is an interesting report from Professor Shoucheng Zhang, a professor of physics at Stanford University which claims that he has used artificial intelligence to recreate the periodic table. more
When were elements discovered? 13 April 2018
There are many links on the IB chemistry syllabus that relate to when elements were discovered. Probably the most important one is Topic 3.1 The periodic table. One of the reasons why Mendeleyev was able... more
Update and a problem to solve 31 January 2018
Quiz questions and galleries for all the sub-topics of Option B : Biochemistry and Option C : Energy for both SL and HL and all the SL sub-topics for Option D : Medicinal chemistry have now been completed.... more
What are universities looking for? 8 December 2017
An interesting report commissioned by ACS International Schools in partnership with the IB and IBSCA was published earlier this month. It asked university admissions officers what skills they wanted to... more
Chemistry question bank now live 19 October 2017
The Chemistry question bank (qBank) is now up and running on this site.Information on how to access it can be found in Using student access. It contains brand new multiple choice type questions and also... more