"Exploring Properties - Surface Area" is a hands-on activity demonstrating how a material can act differently when it's nanometer-sized. Visitors compare the reaction rate of an effervescent antacid tablet that is broken in half with one that is broken into many pieces.
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.
• 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”