Things to do during #RealTimeChem week 2014

RTCWeekBannerInternational2So #RealTimeChem week 2014 is upon us!


Tweet some chemistry with #RealTimeChem

Obviously the first thing you can do is take part in #RealTimeChem week by actually tweeting what you are up to in the world of Chemistry using the hashtag #RealTimeChem.

You could even win an award in the #RealTimeChem awards, with the possibility of winning a #RealTimeChem week 2014 mug (very rare indeed!).

Join in with #RealTimeChemCarnival.


If you have a blog and are thinking of posting something this week then consider taking part in the blog carnival, which is kindly being hosted by @JessTheChemist at The Organic Solution. Just make sure you use the hashtag #RealTimeChemCarnival so that Jess can add you to the list.

If anyone is looking for blog posts to read this week, you can obviously search on twitter for the hashtag.

Have some fun with “chemistsholdingmolecularmodels“.


Have a bit of fun by uploading a picture of yourself (I believe this is what all the hip people call a selfie) holding a molecular model. This just looks like a fun little project. I wonder how many chemists and structures this can collect over time?

Just let me know when you’ve uploaded your picture by sharing with #RealTimeChem.

Draw some #Freehandrings

This was rather popular last time. So why not have a go at challenging your fellow chemists to a game of #Freehandrings. No prizes for this one, except some minor internet fame as everyone marvels at your amazing ring drawing prowess.


Try @azmanam’s #ChemDrawChallenge!

Azmanam, creator of #RealTimeChem, has challenged the community to help improve the design of well known mechanisms. Dare you try to take him on?

Anything else? 

If you have a chemistry related project that you’d like highlighted during #RealTimeChem week, then let me know and I’ll add it up here for people to find.


-Doctor Galactic & The Lab Coat Cowboy-









Tweets of the week prizes! #RealTimeChem Week 2014

Hello all,

As you may recall last year I gave away some ChemSpider Lab Coats as prizes for the “Tweets of the Week”, which were kindly donated by the RSC. This year I’ve splashed out a little and got some #RealTimeChem branded mugs to give away to the top three Tweeters.

This years must have item for the discerning chemist.

This years must have item for the discerning chemist.

For information on how you can win a mug of your very own, check out the FAQ, which tells you all about the “RealTimeChem Awards” and how they work.

So make sure you tweet something fantastic next week for #RealTimeChem week 2014, which starts on 23rd June.

Good luck!

-Doctor Galactic & The Lab Coat Cowboy-