All Applications of chemistry articles – Page 9

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Finish

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    Link the topics of rates of reaction, group 1, 2 and 7 elements, proteins, fats and carbohydrates and acids and bases to the topic of dishwasher cleaning. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding. 

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    Why do we worry about chemicals?

    Here we provide you with public facing ‘Message Notes’ aimed at the wider public. These notes have the purpose of providing balanced information explaining the risks associated with chemicals of high concern. They also explain how chemists address and manage these risks.

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    Nuclear decommissioning: turning waste into wealth

    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:Your students will consider the management of a nuclear decommissioning project with a focus on adding value by re-purposing the ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Peter Ivanov

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry.In these videos Peter Ivanov explains what it is like to work as a radiochemist. He describes the role of solvent extraction in ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Martin Freer

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry.In these videos Martin Freer explains what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. He describes some of the issues in ...

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    Mission starlight

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

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    A hydrogen powered rocket

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

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    Conducting plastics and shape changing polymers

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. The worksheets in this resource consist of comprehension exercises that revise many basic ideas from chemistry and approach them from a novel perspective.

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    The chemistry of energy: case study

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    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. ...

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    Oil sands process water: diamonds not so forever

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    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.

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    When chewing gum loses its flavour

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    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. 

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    Pale horse: analytical chemistry & forensics

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

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    Small materials to solve big problems: nanochemistry

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    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 ...

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    Future Cities project

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

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    Chemistry's interfaces: the nano frontier

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    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 ...

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    Anodising aluminium

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