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Acid & Bases

The aim of this blog post is to give you some introductory notes to the acids and bases unit. I have just been covering this online with my IB2 class so I thought it was worth sharing what we have been looking at. You could copy and paste these into a word document and have […] Find out more

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Electron arrangements (electronic configuration) and ionisation energies

This blog post is aimed at those of you who are at the very start of your IB course, and may not have even started your Diploma yet. It also serves as some useful revision for those of you who have completed your first year’s IB studies. If you are yet to start your Diploma […] Find out more

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Hydrogen Power

The unprecedented situation that we have found ourselves in with the Corona virus outbreak has had some positives. One of these positives has been a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. This has been due to the effect of the lock down that has been occurring throughout the world. The lockdown has resulted in fewer people […] Find out more

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Ethene, C2H4

Ethene, C2H4 is a colorless and odorless gas. It doesn’t sound that interesting does it? However, do not be fooled by appearances. It is a much more interesting molecule than you may realise. In addition, what helps to make it so interesting? It is the double bond. If we were looking at its alkane counterpart, […] Find out more

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Antivirals – Medicinal Chemistry – D5

The topic of antivirals is taught specifically in the medicinal chemistry option, section D5.  Given the current global situation with COVID-19, this is a perfect opportunity for a blog post on the subject. I will try to keep to the syllabus but I think, it is inevitable that I may wander off topic a bit. […] Find out more

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Life under lockdown and the IA

Currently, around a third of the world’s population is under lockdown, so if you are reading this blog, there is a good chance that this applies to you. If it does, I hope things are going as well as they can. Have a look at my previous blog post on working from home if your […] Find out more

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