Category Archives: What am I?

What Am I? The Random Summer One

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals or elements found in a commonly available  product, which may (or may not) be slightly UK-centric.  All chemicals drawn below are part of the same product.  I’ve drawn the chemical structures of principal components where … Continue reading

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What Am I? The Model Edition 1

I have recently acquired some rather beautiful chemical models. They are a bit dusty and I’m still a little lost as to where in my office they will go, but for now, why don’t you try and figure out what … Continue reading

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What Am I? Season 2 Episode 5

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals or elements found in a commonly available  product, which may (or may not) be slightly UK-centric.  All chemicals drawn below are part of the same product.  I’ve drawn the chemical structures of principal components where … Continue reading

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A Chemical Treasure Hunt

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you’ll know that one of my projects is to work with the Blists Hill museum to identify the contents of jars in its Victorian Pharmacy.  This is a fairly slow process, mainly … Continue reading

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What Am I? Season 2 Episode 4

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals or elements found in a commonly available  product, which may (or may not) be slightly UK-centric.  All chemicals drawn below are part of the same product.  I’ve drawn the chemical structures of principal components where … Continue reading

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What Was I?

                      Remember these? Or if you’re unfamiliar with the ‘flying saucers’ (hence a clue on Twitter: Fox Mulder’s favourite sweeties), they are essentially sherbet wrapped up in coloured rice paper … Continue reading

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What Am I? Season 2 Episode 3

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals or elements found in a commonly available  product, which may (or may not) be slightly UK-centric.  All chemicals drawn below are part of the same product.  I’ve drawn the chemical structures of principal components where … Continue reading

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What Am I? Season 2 Epsiode 3

Below I’ve listed the key  elements found in a common item as mass percentages.  See if you can guess what this is!  If no one gets it within 24 hours, I will post a clue.  If you guess on Twitter … Continue reading

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What Am I? Season 2 Episode 2

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals or elements found in a commonly available  product, which may (or may not) be slightly UK-centric.  All chemicals drawn below are part of the same product.  I’ve drawn the chemical structures of principal components where … Continue reading

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Mmmm Spicy!

A few years ago while living in Vancouver we returned to our basement apartment from a day’s shopping.  After about 5 minutes we felt our throats were very scratchy and our eyes were burning and we couldn’t really work out why.  There … Continue reading

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