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Presentation: Alkaloids

What are alkaloids and why are they so important? Although some of them (such as cocaine and LSD) are rather notorious for their psychoactive properties, others have found multifarious applications in medicine as, say, antidotes and vasodilators (atropine). My presentation will shed light on these compounds, their history, and their applications.

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Presentation: Everyday Chemistry

The presentation I am going to deliver will shed light on a miscellany or items and processes accompanying our daily lives, ranging from air fresheners and disinfectants to nail polish and canned food. What causes the offensive smell of garbage? What do you fill your vehicle's fuel tank with? How does air conditioning work and how does it contribute to ozone depletion? What are the processes involved in making canned food? Although the scope of the subject and the time frame prevent my presentation from being a fully comprehensive and all-encompassing account, I hope to let you look at these quotidian matters from a chemist's vantage point.

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Presentation: Culinary Chemistry

Unfortunately, the subject of food seems to be entirely omitted from chemistry curriculum. To bridge this gap, I am going to provide some examples of what can be aptly described as 'culinary chemistry'. What causes apples to brown? Why does the yolk of boiled eggs eventually take that greenish colour? Why are saturated fats bad for your health? Why do oils get rancid?

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Chemistry: Acids and Bases

What are acids and bases? How are they interrelated? Let's talk about their properties and applications.

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Presentation: Metals and Alloys

What metals and alloys are? However abundantly used, do we actually know as much about them as we probably should? What are their properties that make them so versatile and indispensable in each and every field? Whether we are going to review some stuff from school curriculum or learn something brand-new, I hope that at the end of the lesson everyone will have a chance to satiate their curiosity and, above all, have fun.

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Presentation: Reactive and Explosive Materials

Did you like blowing things up as a kid (or still)? Are you interested in getting some knowledge that may come in handy when SHTF? Pavel, a professional chemist, is ready to share some.

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Redox Reactions

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Presentaton: Rocket Principles

What are the principles propelling rockets forward? What kind of fuels have been used throughout the history of rocketmaking? What will the future of rocketry be like? Let's try to figure it out.

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Presentation: Basic Chemistry

What are atoms? How do they come together to make molecules? Why do we need to know that? What are some basic chemical reactions and how do chemists use formulas to write them down? All of that, tonight, in my presentation.

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How Chemical Warfare Works

The very words 'chemical weapon' may fill ordinary people with horror and awe. Indeed, these weapons have been around since the WWI, and pretty soon the nations of the world decided that it went too far, since the effects of such a weapon can be neither predicted nor controlled. Despite this, lots of new agents had sprung up during the antebellum period and shortly after the WWII, in the 50s-60s years of the 20th century. Besides, very seldom do terrorists and outcasts of the political spectrum pay any attention to international treaties; hence, the threat is even more possible. Let's try to track down the history of CW, and learn more about how different chemical agents work and discuss some possible ways of eradicating such a threat.