Wednesday – 21st October
Welcome to the 3rd #RealTimeChem Week awards. This year the awards have changed a little this year with some new prizes. All Pt award winners will get a prize this year (a key ring!). Of course, the 3 best tweets of the whole week win an all new fabulous #RealTimeChem Week 2015 branded mug as a prize (rather than aforementioned key ring). For more detail on the prizes and how the awards work see my recent blog post.
This year the awards are once again ordered into Ag (6 winners), Au (4 winners) and Pt (2 winners). Please note that within these categories they are in no particular order.
So without further ado, onto the 2015 awards.
Wednesday. The biggest day of the week for #RealTimeChem so far and also “Back to The Future” day! No really, it was the actual day this time, not one of those bazillion hoaxes that have popped up since the decade turned. From this point on we are living in “the future”. Awards are can be found below.
Rachel makes everyone envious with the fact she gets to play with the best chemistry. All the bangs and explosions!
Was starting to get bored on training course until I remembered I have everyones dream job #RealTimeChem #pyro https://t.co/DrsKBqGynv—
Rachel Coulter (@rusty_roch) October 21, 2015
Andrea’s first experience of fluorescence is this wonderful shade of blue. May it be the first of many!
This dithienosilole is my first fluorescent compound (ambient light vs 365 nm).. and it looks amazing! #RealTimeChem https://t.co/D6327LGENo—
Andrea Vezzoli (@skeja24) October 21, 2015
Noble gases are boring aren’t they? Just sitting around, doing nothing. But plasma balls are awesome as shown by Andres. Ah it’s like the 80s all over again!
Using a plasma ball to make a neon gas filled ampoule glow #myfavouritenoblegas for this #RealTimeChem week https://t.co/NcHUbSRCll—
Andres Tretiakov (@Andrestrujado) October 21, 2015
Lab daily shows off some solid state fluorescence.
Ladies and gentlemen, solid-state fluorescence! #RealTimeChem #colorfulchem https://t.co/e6oKttswTf—
Lab Daily (@TodayInTheLab) October 21, 2015
The 70’s were a groovy time (or so I’m told, I’m not THAT old) and lava lamps were cool. Elisa shows how you can make your very own with alkaseltzer.
#ChemistryDiscovery groovy (alkaseltzer) lava lamps with colleague Hamish Christie and the Water Team #RealTimeChem https://t.co/LXCDA0qJwD—
Elisa Tomat (@elisatomat) October 21, 2015
In answer to your question orgchemby, yes, that’s a little on the unconventional side! But hey if it works, it’s all good!
It is a correct way to weigh substances, isn't it? #realtimechem https://t.co/V2z292mcZn—
Под тягой (@orgchemby) October 21, 2015
Ian was carrying out some catalogue worthy chemistry. As I said at the time, it looks like the kind of reaction that you’d pick up and stare at for no particular reason, sometimes while not wearing any PPE whatsoever with a quizzical expression because you’re doing CHEMISTRY…It’s a nice looking reaction though!
One of the most bizarre reactions I've ever seen. Looks like something out of a glassware catalogue. #RealTimeChem https://t.co/tMFoKDZPwX—
Ian Strutt (@ianstrutt) October 21, 2015
Debbie’s demos continue! This one is a fun way to explain the ideal gas law using liquid nitrogen and balloon animals. Not everyday you write that sentence.
Today's ideal gas law demo: V & T are directly related. Balloon shrinks when cooled with liquid N2. #RealTimeChem https://t.co/GrGXyKPQvg—
Debbie Mitchell (@heydebigale) October 21, 2015
Have you heard about #ACSchemoji yet? You should have and Jessica is making us all jealous with her cool mug!
Don't you wish your coffee mug was hot like mine? #acschemoji #realtimechem https://t.co/annD8jnWxF—
Jessica Morrison (@ihearttheroad) October 21, 2015
The colours keep on coming! Rose having fun with the traffic light reaction.
Traffic light reaction🚦 #RealTimeChem https://t.co/InvFNjITGU—
Rose Gray (@_RoseGray) October 21, 2015
Laura makes the prettiest things! The night sky in a flask. Need I say more. Wonderous! A big favourite of the day.
As pretty as a night sky! Product crystallising out of the reaction mixture #RealTimeChem https://t.co/6g24sEcFwi—
Laura van Laeren (@lauravlaeren) October 21, 2015
Brian shows that you can demonstrate some science using the simplest of things. Flask. Marshmallow. A bit of suction. Fascination ensues.
Marshmallow in a suction flask - Boyle's Law: gas V is inversely related to P. #RealTimeChem #NationalChemistryWeek https://t.co/UhSXxhGYvW—
Brian Wagner (@DrummerBoy2112) October 21, 2015