The answers to day 1′s questions and the next day’s quiz questions can be found here.

‘Tis the season to be jolly. This also means that it’s time to look back on what’s happened over the past year and take stock. So, here at the Chemistry World Christmas fortress, we’ve put together a quiz looking back at some of the year’s best research in the chemical sciences, events that shook the chemistry community and a few Christmas themed posers thrown in for good measure! We’ll be posting a couple of questions every day on our blog. Check back the next day for the answers and the next set of questions. The comments section, as always, is open for your responses, but we won’t publish any that contain the answers to the questions posed until the next day.

First up, cast your mind back to the summer. Below is an atomic force microscopy image of a molecule synthesised by Anish Mistry and David Fox at Warwick University to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic games. What is its name?

Name that molecule!










In June, which US inorganic chemist retracted a series of papers in JACS and Science, because his previous findings that broke the ‘oxo wall’ were incorrect? 

Hopefully these questions are exercising the old grey matter. Come back tomorrow for the answers and the next set of questions.

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