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Calmast Celebrates the International Year of Chemistry with the Dublin ISTA

Eoin Gill, director at Calmast celebrated the International Year of Chemistry with a magic- filled presentation on the life and discoveries of Robert Boyle at the Dublin branch of the Irish Science Teachers Association(ISTA) annual conference.

The presentation, given on the 30th of March, was developed from content of Boyle’s influential work ‘The Sceptical Chymist’, which was published 350 years ago this year. Boyle’s discovery that syrup of violets acts as a natural acid base indicator was demonstrated with great results.  Waterford-born Boyle is regarded as the Father of Chemistry and the presentation successfully demonstrated his continued relevance to modern chemistry.