All Analytical chemistry articles – Page 5

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    Chemistry and food security

    This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario:This resource will give your students an introduction to food safety and DNA analysis. It is based on DNA and ...

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    To boldly go where no analytical instrument has gone before

    2016-08-01T00:00:00Z

    Nina Notman meets the chemist behind the mass spectrometer onboard the Philae lander

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    Inorganic chemical tests

    2016-07-25T00:00:00Z

    Joe Ogborn takes a tour of teaching inorganic chemical tests

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    Six solutions

    Devise experiments to label six numbered solutions correctly using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    Three white solids

    Devise experiments to label three white solids correctly by using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    What compound?

    Identify a given solid; make a list of all of the compounds the solid could be, suggest as many ways as possible of identifying the solid and use this information to devise an analytical procedure; use this procedure to identify the solid.

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    Four solutions

    Devise experiments to label some bottles correctly, using two different approaches.

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    Which set of ionic compounds?

    Devise a procedure to identify four solids and then use this to carry out the identification.

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    Find the chloride

    Devise experiments to determine which of five solids is the chloride by using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    A black solid

    Devise experiments to identify a black solid sample by using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    Five white solids

    Label five white solids correctly by using chemical tests and any suitable apparatus.

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    Scaling new peaks

    2016-05-31T00:00:00Z

    Nina Notman admires the plethora of different uses for the separation techniques known collectively as chromatography

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    Chemists identify taste ‘blueprint’ for parmesan cheese

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The compounds that make the Italian cheese unique have been pinpointed by food scientists

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    How to tell your left from your right

    2016-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Colour changing nanoparticles identify amino acids

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    Tales of the riverbank: environmental

    This problem-based case study looks at the environmental problems found within the fictitious Coley River system in the county of Midshire. The environmental problems found in the river are organic, inorganic and physical in nature. 

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    Making biodiesel

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. This resource contains instructions for practical work on making a biodiesel, as well as worksheets covering alkenes, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, calculations on biodiesel yields, ester/biodiesel production and thermochemistry.

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    Chemistry and the Human Genome

    This book offers an account of the chemical science that underlies the publication of the draft sequence of the human genome.

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    Spectroscopy in a Suitcase: IR student resources

    One of the first scientists to observe infrared radiation was William Herschel in the early 19th century. He noticed that when he attempted to record the temperature of each colour in visible light, the area just beyond red light gave a marked increase in temperature compared to the visible colours. ...

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    Chemistry accident at US high school prompts changes

    2015-11-06T00:00:00Z

    After a chemistry demonstration sparks a fire that injures six, a county in Virginia halts use of open flames in science classes

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    Spectroscopy in a Suitcase: Mass spectrometry resources

    This resource provides an introduction to mass spectrometry. It was produced to accompany our Spectroscopy in a Suitcase scheme which gives school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience.