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Over 10 years ago, @ChemistryWorld started a project with the @NakedScientists (especially @Meera_Senthi) to tell the story of each chemical #element: The Chemistry in its Element #podcast. Let's look back for #IYPT2019. Here's @brianclegg with #hydrogen:

@ChemistryWorld @NakedScientists @Meera_Senthi @brianclegg The podcasts weren't published in atomic number order – we jumped around the #periodictable a bit – but here's @peterwothers getting grumpy about party balloons and the loss of the precious elemental resource: #Helium

#Lithium lubricates bearings & boosts batteries, but is also an important drug for depression and bipolar disorder. Nirvana sang about it in 1990 and, hot on their heels, Matt Wilkinson wrote a #podcast for @ChemistryWorld in 2009: chemistryworld.com/podcasts/lithi… #IYPT2019 #Mendeleev
#Beryllium, the emerald element, is the first in the #periodictable not made in the big bang – it had to wait for the first stars to form, live out their stellar lives and eventually end in supernovae. #Podcast from @RichVN back in 2010: chemistryworld.com/podcasts/beryl…
#Boron. Boring? Balderdash! The nitride makes diamond- & graphite-like structures, and the versatile trihydride was thought 'impossible' until the 1940s. #Podcast from Pat Bailey (then @KeeleUniversity, now provost at @LSBU) in 2010: #IYPT2019 chemistryworld.com/podcasts/boron…
'Any chemist could talk for days about #carbon' says Katherine Holt, but thankfully here she compresses down it into a 6 minute diamond of a #podcast.

Please spare a thought for the many, many mice that helped to discover that #nitrogen was a suffocating 'azotic gas'. @Peterwothers charted it's discovery for the Chemistry in its element #podcast in 2009:
#IYPT2019 #elements
It keeps us alive, gets us into space and gives us nature's most magnificent light show. So take a deep breath and enjoy this #podcast from 2009, in which @markpeplow gives #oxygen the oxygen of publicity:
For the Chemistry in its element #podcast on #fluorine, Kira Weissman explains how taming the 'tiger of chemistry' cost many lives, but not in vain: fluorine atoms turn up in some 20% of all pharmaceuticals
Ever wanted to see your name in lights? @Vic_Gill on the story of #neon and how Georges Claude's 'lightbulb moment' – realising he could use bent glass tubes to make letter-shaped lights – changed our cityscapes forever.
#IYPT2019 #podcast chemistryworld.com/podcasts/neon/…
If you're a 'seasoned' #podcast listener, you'll know it's important to make sure you get the right amount of #sodium in your pod diet. Take a pinch of David Read:

Light the blue touch paper and retire to a safe distance to wait for the explosion: this next element is found in Epsom's salt, a well-known laxative.

And fireworks, of course.

Here's John Emsley with our #podcast on #magnesium:
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