All Applications of chemistry articles – Page 3

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    Water sports and solutions

    Life is in aqueous solution - and so is much of sport. Find out why the properties of water are vital to the sports men and women who compete in, on, and around water.

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    The Wonders of the Olympic Torch

    Learn about the history and design of the Olympic torch and the journey it takes to the Olympics opening ceremony.

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    Olympic Medals

    Discover the chemistry and history behind the Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals.

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    Chemistry and Sport - weightlifting

    Find out why chalk is as important in weightlifting as it is in tennis, rock climbing, and even fire-fighting.

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    Faces of Chemistry – Biosensors

    Find out how scientists at the material science laboratory, QMUL, develop biosensors to enhance sport performance.

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    Chemistry and Sport - football

    Materials chemistry has revolutionised the game of football and given us the balls, gloves, and goalposts we play with.

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    Detecting starch in food on a microscale

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    In this experiment you will be testing various foods to see whether they contain starch.

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    Organic chemists: Fighting blindness

    The RSC Organic Division Council have developed scientific case-studies to highlight the importance of organic synthesis in every aspect of life.

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    Outreach: bath bombs

    Aim: to demonstrate a chemical reaction that produces a gas when reactants are in the correct state.

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    Outreach: sunscreen and UV light

    A fun demo to teach about UV light and the action/importance of sunscreen.

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    Chemistry of dentistry

    Learn about the role of chemistry in dentistry.

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    Faces of Chemistry – Sun lotion

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    Learn from scientists at Croda about how the chemistry behind sun lotions helps protect our skin from damaging ultraviolet radiation.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Dettol

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    Link the post-16 topics of phenols, bonding and acids and bases to the topic of actiseptics.

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    Molecules against malaria

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    This medicinal chemistry case study is designed to introduce students to the development of antimalarial 4-aminoquinolines and the early stages of drug discovery and development. It focuses on antimalarial 4-aminoquinolines (4-AQs) and involves an introduction to malaria, its causes, societal impact and the need for new drugs. It then presents ...

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    Edible experiments: The heat is on

    Why are chillies and mustard hot, but taste different? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: The heat ...

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    Edible experiments: Temper, temper

    Why is tempering chocolate so important? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Temper, temper video ...

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    Edible experiments: Supertaster

    Do we all experience exactly the same flavours? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Supertaster video ...

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    Edible experiments: Candy coatings

    How do beetles help to make certain sweets? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Candy coatings video ...

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    Edible experiments: Blowing hot and cold

    Why do spicy foods tasts hot and minty foods taste cold? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible Experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: ...

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    Edible experiments: Bitter orange

    Why does orange juice taste horrible after brushing your teeth? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Bitter ...