Beauty and the Beast

When:      Thursday Nov 1 (1 Session)                                                                     10:00 – 12:00

Where:    Wynyard Showground Hall                                         Presenter:    David Wookey

The course covers the science and applications of two extreme chemical elements – the noble gold and ferociously reactive fluorine; gold and alchemy; the collision of neutron stars; gold extraction; how the Nazis were outwitted; the plan to transform seawater into a bonanza; fluorine martyrs; non-stick frying pans; CFC’s effect on the ozone layer; teeth protection; aluminium production; fluorine’s role in the destruction of Hiroshima.