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RSC 2018 Annual Family Lecture - 'A Pollutant’s Tale'  Event

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14:30 - 16:30
6 January 2018
Building 46, Room 3001 Physics and Astronomy Building University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email David Read at .

Event details

A Pollutant’s Tale is a lecture demonstration that considers the chemical composition of the atmosphere and the main aspects of climate change.

The lecture is suitable for audiences of all ages, and covers:

  • the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere in comparison to other planets
  • a brief description of the structure of the atmosphere
  • investigation of some of the chemistry and properties of nitrogen and oxygen
  • a few of the tropospheric pollutants including carbon dioxide
  • climate change

Throughout the lecture there are demonstrations including some involving liquid nitrogen, oxygen foam, dry ice and a few explosions.

Contents of the lecture can be found on the Content of a pollutant's tale PDF

Speaker information

Tim Harrison ,University of Bristol,Chemistry outreach

Prof. Dudley Shallcross,University of Bristol,Atmospheric Chemistry

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