Chemistry on a global stage. The international year of chemistry gives chemists a chance to raise the profile of their subject.

  • Published 2011 in Nature nanotechnology

Abstract

In 1995 the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) carried out research into public attitudes to chemistry in four English cities, including Huddersfield and London. Most people’s perceptions of chemistry, it found, were based on their experiences at school, and most recalled school chemistry as boring. Moreover, most of the primary school teachers surveyed by the RSC saw chemistry as “a difficult and boring subject, pursued by intelligent but unimaginative people”1,2.

DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2011.276

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@article{2011ChemistryOA, title={Chemistry on a global stage. The international year of chemistry gives chemists a chance to raise the profile of their subject.}, author={}, journal={Nature nanotechnology}, year={2011}, volume={6 1}, pages={1} }