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Reactions: Everyday Chemistry videos and infographics

The American Chemical Society produces Reactions Everyday Chemistry videos, stories, and infographics covering a wide variety of chemistry topics including many about nanoscale science. Example: How Can You See an Atom? video The World's Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines What is the Blackest Black? Since ancient Greek times, philosophers and scientists have tried to figure out what an atom looks like. For a couple thousand years, humans could only speculate on the structure and other properties of the smallest unit of matter. It wasn't...

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Online Brown-Bag: How to Host a National Chemistry Week Event (Recorded)

National Chemistry Week is the annual community event of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This year's National Chemistry Week theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy", showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections. In this online brown-bag conversation, presenters introduced National Chemistry Week, shared NISE Net activities that have a candy connection, demonstrated how to make edible gummy capsules, and explained the chemistry behind these sweet activities.

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National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week (NCW) encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: To promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.
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• October 2016 Theme: "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry", focusing on the chemistry of forensics and more.
• October 2015 Topic: Color Chemistry • October 2014 Topic: Candy - Theme: “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy”
• October 2013...

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