All Applications of chemistry articles – Page 11

  • Rolls of pink-purple rayon stacked inside a cardboard box
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    Making rayon

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    Use this demonstration to produce rayon fibres in the classroom using cotton wool or filter paper. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

  • Four yellow patterned dominoes made from Bakelite, face down on a white surface
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    Phenol-methanal polymerisiation

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    Make Bakelite in class and investigate its properties using phenol, methanal and ethanoic acid in this demonstration. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Other infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics that cover a wide variety of topics. These infographics would make a valuable addition to any science classroom. Topics include: the science of sunscreen; what the chemical composition of smartphones and British coins are; and potential indicators of ‘bad science’ in ...

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    Everyday compounds infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about everyday compounds, which would make a valuable addition to any science classroom.

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    Cosmetic chemistry infographic

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    A visually stimulating and informative infographic about the chemistry of red lipstick, which would make a valuable addition to any science classroom.

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    Conservation chemistry book

    This book shows how chemical techniques are used in conserving objects made from a wide variety of materials and seeks to introduce some of the ethical considerations of conservation to students. All of the chapters are freely available on Learn Chemistry. Follow the links below to buy a copy from ...

  • Balancing a needle on the surface tension of water
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    Detergents, soaps and surface tension

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    A series of brief experiments on the effects of detergents and soaps on the surface tension of purified and hard water. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Making soaps and detergents using castor oil

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    Try this class practical to make a soap or detergent using castor oil and either sodium hydroxide or sulfuric acid. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Only dust - is there a sign of life?

    Determine whether the sample of dust originates from a living source or a non-living source and design a test for the dust sample that exploits a physical property of organic molecules from living sources, using only the equipment provided.

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    Ri Christmas Lectures® 2012: The Noble Gases

    A teaching resource on the noble gases, supported by video clips from the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures® 2012. Video: The Noble Gases - Properties video Video: The Noble Gases - Xenon Applications video

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    Should we worry about nanomaterials?

    This is an article about nanomaterials, and the safety concerns that surround their use. This article aims to provide a balanced view of the current debate and evidence.

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    Chemistry of fireworks

    Reverend Ron Lancaster MBE showcases how chemistry is involved in making fireworks with some fantastic demonstrations. Warning: These demonstrations have been tailored for this lecture. If you are to perform similar experiments in your laboratory, please make sure you carry out a full risk assessment. Video: Chemistry of ...

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    NBC Learn: Chemistry Now

    This resource includes both videos and worksheets. The website makes links to everyday contexts in which chemistry is important. This material would provide enrichment to lessons using contemporary chemical examples.

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    Chemistry Now: Computational Chemistry

    A case study of the development of derivatives of cinnamic acid as a repellent to dissuade birds from eating crops treated with it.

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    Faces of Chemistry – National Gallery

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    These videos look at how chemical techniques have helped solve the mystery of the Portrait of Alexander Mornauer.

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    Pollutant detection and remediation

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    Case-study involving the development of adsorption and photocatalysis experiments to study the removal of a pollutant from waste-water. This resource and its components are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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    Chemistry in your Bathroom resource

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    Discover how Croda products transform your bathroom from disarray to a fully functionable and clean bathroom with this resource explaining the chemistry behind these products. Please note that some aspects of the resource are no longer interactive/functional.

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    Limestone in everyday life

    This activity illustrates useful materials made from rocks.

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    Faces of Chemistry – Women in Chemistry

    Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate the common element that catalysed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science.

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    Wash Bag Chemistry

    ‘Wash Bag Chemistry’ has the potential to be a truly cross curricular activity. The Business Studies department in a school can take on the task of compiling the product reports and teaching the business outcomes that could be covered. The Art department could also be involved –pupils could design logos ...