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Chemistry Apprenticeships: Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship

Undertaking a pharmacy assistant apprenticeship will develop your knowledge and skills in many key areas, from dispensing procedures to legislation requirements. It will also provide you with the qualifications you need to pursue a range of career options.  In this article, we talk about: What you’ll learn in level 2 and level 3 pharmacy apprenticeshipsWhat career options will be available to...

What Do You Learn in Chemistry GCSE?

If you want to go on to study chemistry or science at university, you’ll first need to pass chemistry GCSE. Passing the GCSE chemistry exam isn’t only about memorising chemical names, it’s about understanding and applying deeper concepts in chemistry.  Chemistry GCSE will make you more proficient in analytical logical thinking, and will provide you with a good foundation of...

Studying for a Chemistry Degree in the UK

Studying for a chemistry degree here in the UK is a great opportunity. Our university degrees are internationally recognised, and anyone with the right academic qualifications can pursue one. A degree in chemistry will open the door to a huge range of career opportunities and allow you to make valuable contributions to the development of humanity.  Key takeaways Chemistry is a...

What is Toluene?

Toluene is mainly used as a chemical solvent, especially in paint thinners. As a solvent, it has many important industrial applications, such as being a feedstock of various products like rubber and printing ink.  Toluene is a colourless liquid that is highly flammable and has dissociative anaesthetic effects. Because of this property, some people use it as a recreational inhalant....

About the Chemistry Blog

At the Chemistry Blog, we want to inform and educate people about chemistry, the chemical industry, and the uses, benefits, and applications of chemicals. You'll find plenty of chemical information here, from how to remove sticky labels with rubbing alcohol to the differences between distilled and deionised water.