Many thanks to our chemistry teacher Dr Mark Kelly for a fascinating semi-online lecture about carbon! Also, this was the first faculty lecture of the current school year, more to come soon!
“Human beings have been using products made from carbon for centuries. Our use of carbon-based materials is evolving, as new products are being developed that are changing our everyday lives. As our world is changing, we must move with it. In the lecture, I will explore the chemistry of some carbon-based materials and discuss how they are synthesised. I will try to uncover why we have such an attachment to certain carbon-based products that we could use less of, as well as exciting uses of materials in our present and future.”