All Applications of chemistry articles – Page 12

  • Image
    Resource

    On This Day – Aug 04 : Nicolas-Jacques Conté born

    He developed a method for making pencil leads, by mixing powdered graphite with clay and firing the mixture in a kiln. This method is still used to make pencils today. Until this point, pencil leads were made from pure graphite sticks that could only be imported to France from Cumbria in the UK. By varying the ratio of clay and graphite powder, the hardness of the pencil lead could also be changed.

  • Image
    Resource

    Streamwatch - a UK water analysis science project

    The resource provides access to a water analysis kit and instructions on how to use these. Using this resource provides teachers with great potential to engaging students and enable them to see the purpose and benefits of chemical analysis. The resource could be used for project work and is particularly ...

  • RES00002073-L
    Resource

    Mission starlight

    The mission? To protect astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light

  • Three clear empty plastic drink bottles, against a plain white-grey background
    Experiment

    A hydrogen powered rocket

    In association with

    Try this spectacular demonstration to make a rocket using a plastic drink bottle fuelled by hydrogen and air. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

  • Image
    Resource

    Conducting plastics and shape changing polymers │14–16 years

    Comprehension exercises that revise many basic ideas from chemistry and approach them from a novel perspective

  • Graphene sheet
    Resource

    Graphene: future applications

    A video that explores different types of carbon, looking in particular at graphene and its uses. Also, learn how to make your own solar cell, answer questions from the allotropes of carbon gridlock game, and read an anecdote about the discovery of buckminsterfullerene. Video: Graphene future applications ...

  • Image
    Resource

    Chemhistory: cocaine

    Professor Alan Dronsfield, chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Historical Group, looks at the significance of cocaine in an historical context.

  • Image
    Resource

    The chemistry of energy: case study

    In association with

    This resource is a group case study which guides students through some of the key chemical aspects of power generation, the distribution of energy and the relationship between science and policy. It’s a contextualised introduction to the application of several key chemical concepts such as thermodynamics to real world situations. ...

  • Image
    Resource

    Oil sands process water: diamonds not so forever

    In association with

    This C/PBL resource is designed to help students discover what organic chemicals are present in the waste water which is produced during the processing of oil sands, and analytically assess these potentially toxic organic chemicals.

  • Image
    Resource

    When chewing gum loses its flavour

    In association with

    This probelm-based learning resource is designed to help students to develop approaches which might lead to the discovery of what some of the unwanted tastes and smells in a specific foodstuff and how the causes of these could be tested for using analytical chemistry techniques. Chewing gum has been ...

  • Image
    Resource

    Pale horse: analytical chemistry & forensics

    This problem-based case study sets analytical chemistry within the context of a forensic investigation of a suspicious death. 

  • Image
    Resource

    Small materials to solve big problems: nanochemistry

    In association with

    This context based case study investigates the use of nanomaterials for the development of commercial applications in the areas of medicine, materials and environment. It covers the synthesis, characterisation and application of nanomaterials in a variety of contexts. As part of the resource students are asked to investigate the use ...

  • Image
    Resource

    Future Cities project

    Set your learners a problem-based case study with a sustainable development project

  • Image
    Resource

    Chemistry's interfaces: the nano frontier

    In association with

    This resource is designed as an introduction to the science of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles. It’s focused on level 1 and 2 students so it places a particular emphasis on the difference between the physical and chemical properties of the bulk form of materials, individual molecules and nanoparticles in the ...

  • A photograph of a roll of aluminium foil
    Experiment

    Anodising aluminium

    In association with

    Explore an application of electrolysis in this demonstration by anodising aluminium to improve corrosion resistance. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

  • Photographic prints and developing equipment in a dark room lit by a red safelight
    Experiment

    Making a photographic print using silver chloride

    In association with

    Try this practical or demonstration to create a photographic image of an object using light sensitive silver chloride. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

  • Image
    Resource

    Journal articles made easy: Detect strep throat

    2015-07-14T14:17:55Z

    This article looks at detecting strep throat bacterium using touch spray mass spectrometry. It will help you understand the research the journal article is based on, and how to read and understand journal articles. The research article was originally published in our Analyst journal. Strep throat spotted in secondsDetection of ...

  • A close-up photograph of water flowing from a silver tap
    Experiment

    Testing the hardness of water

    In association with

    Try this practical with your students to measure the hardness of water samples and investigate the effect of boiling. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

  • Image
    Resource

    Modern applications

    Inspirational chemistry book chapter ‘Modern applications’. This chapter suggests games, activities, practicals and demonstrations for teaching various topics, such as observing reactions, making new medicines and composite materials.

  • A small heap of powdered red iron oxide pigment
    Experiment

    The formation of a sol

    In association with

    Convert a rusty-brown precipitate of iron(III) hydroxide into a cherry-red iron(III) oxide sol in this demonstration. Includes kit list and safety instructions.