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The unusual link between fossil fuels and batteries

Bloger-StemcoMar 19, 20223 min read
The unusual link between fossil fuels and batteries

The lithium-ion battery is undoubtedly one of the most important inventions in the last century. So important was this technology that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 was awarded to the scientists that contributed to its development. Whether it…

Double aromaticity? Sigma and pi aromaticity reported in an organoselenium compound

Bloger-StemcoMar 13, 20224 min read
Double aromaticity? Sigma and pi aromaticity reported in an organoselenium compound

In 2018, Furukawa et al. published an article in Nature Communications Chemistry which aroused great interest in the world of chemists. In his article, he reported the synthesis of an organoselenium cationic species (shown below), which he claimed exhibits double…

An introduction to molecular orbital theory

Bloger-StemcoMar 11, 20227 min read
An introduction to molecular orbital theory

What is MO Theory? Beginner learners of more advanced organic chemistry would certainly have encountered molecular orbital theory in some form, and may even have developed a certain aversion or fear of this powerful theory. No doubt, the intricacies of…

How do we maintain stable electrical grids while transitioning to green energy?

Bloger-StemcoMar 6, 20225 min read
How do we maintain stable electrical grids while transitioning to green energy?

Severe winter storms in the state of Texas in February 2021 crippled the state’s electricity grid and led to shortages of food, water and heat for many of its residents. Record low temperatures led to surging electricity demand and declining…

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