Chemistry in our life


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  • Most people are familiar with Liquid Crystal Displays (watches, calculators, laptops etc.) and also Plasma displays (the extremely expensive flat screen TVs people envy in department stores). But other technology is being developed for flat screen technology. New advances in LCD technology can make the screens flexible (currently they have to be sandwiched between glass) see For more details. Light emitting polymer technology also allows flexible displays, but unlike LCD’s does not need a separate backlight. More information on the technology at The concept of electronic paper – displays that look and feel like a sheet of paper, with the same definition, is being developed with electronic ink technology. The advantage of this technology is that once an image is set, no more power is required. More information at:
  • Chemistry in our life

    1. 1. CHEMISTRY In our community
    2. 2. The Chemical Universe <ul><li>Chemistry is the study of atoms </li></ul><ul><li>Atoms are the building blocks of nature </li></ul><ul><li>How many atoms are there in a cup of tea? </li></ul>Chemical Science is shaping our future 15 ,000 ,000 ,000 ,000 ,000 ,000 ,000 ,000 i ? ! @
    3. 3. Chemistry of Flowers <ul><li>Smell a Flower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Fragrance is Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See a Flower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Colours are Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Touch a Flower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Structure is Chemistry </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Chemistry in the Home <ul><li>Everything in your home is Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Shower Gel, Wallpaper, Baked Beans… </li></ul><ul><li>Teflon ™ was discovered by accident </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficient buildings </li></ul>i ? ! @
    5. 5. Paints <ul><li>Pigment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Particles to add colour </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Matte Paints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Particles to add texture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Drip Paints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polymers to change consistency </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Improved Performance <ul><li>Our leisure time has been changed by Chemical Science </li></ul><ul><li>Computer parts, sports equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon fibre is 3 times stronger than steel </li></ul><ul><li>Better flat screen displays </li></ul>i ? ! @
    7. 7. Flat Screen Displays <ul><li>The past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cathode ray tubes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The present </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquid Crystals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plasma displays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Light emitting polymers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Ink </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Art and the Chemical Sciences are linked </li></ul><ul><li>Art preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry is art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense-ational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New materials for artists </li></ul>Modern Masters i ? ! @
    9. 9. Photography <ul><li>Chemistry makes the film </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry develops the image </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry prints the picture </li></ul>
    10. 10. Cooking is Chemistry <ul><li>Chemical changes are responsible for changes in flavour and texture </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry keeps food fresh </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Cream Cakes! </li></ul>i ? ! @
    11. 11. Ice Cream <ul><li>Complex Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul>
    12. 12. Energy is Chemistry <ul><li>Chemistry can be used to store energy </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries are chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>The Space Shuttle’s solid rockets burn 10 tonnes of fuel per second </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaner sources of energy </li></ul>i ? ! @
    13. 13. Petrol <ul><li>Drilling Fluids </li></ul><ul><li>Refining </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Additives </li></ul><ul><li>Catalytic Converters </li></ul>
    14. 14. Green Chemistry <ul><li>Chemical science that is environmentally friendly </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient production of the chemicals we need </li></ul><ul><li>53% of people recycle paper - only 23% recycle plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Cars powered by hydrogen </li></ul>i ? ! @
    15. 15. Organic Farming <ul><li>Use of natural pesticides and fertilisers </li></ul><ul><li>Chemists isolate, develop and make these </li></ul><ul><li>Even organic pesticides are chemicals! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Fashion <ul><li>Looking good is down to chemical science </li></ul><ul><li>2-in-1 shampoos, non-iron shirts </li></ul><ul><li>Toothpaste and paint have many similar ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Self-cleaning clothes </li></ul>i ? ! @
    17. 17. Synthetic Dyes <ul><li>Desired Colour </li></ul><ul><li>Dye fastness </li></ul><ul><li>Novel properties </li></ul>
    18. 18. Healthier Lives <ul><li>All medicines use chemical science </li></ul><ul><li>Clean water through chemical science </li></ul><ul><li>We live twice as long now as 100 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Cures for Cancer, AIDS… </li></ul>i ? ! @
    19. 19. Asthma Drugs <ul><li>Container </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plastic shell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active Ingredient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spray Formation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aerosol </li></ul></ul>Image courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline
    20. 20. Chemical Science... <ul><li>... is important to us all </li></ul><ul><li>… is the world around us </li></ul><ul><li>… is always looking to the future </li></ul>… is more than you might have thought i ? ! @