Top tips for teaching 11–14
How to present confusing resonance representations to students
Five out of five
Starter for ten quizzes that focus on bonding topics like the nature of chemical bonds, covalent bonding and properties and bonding.
What you can do to make grasping atomic representations easier
Kit Chapman explains why chemistry is still a vibrant and relevant subject for study
The subject’s exhausted
Silicon joins the record breakers!
And how to get the most out of them
Breaking the hardy carbon-carbon bond in wood puts new fuels on the horizon
Giant molecules with a carbon backbone by synthetic chemistry
Scientists shoot the world’s smallest projectiles – individual molecules – and use them to study how reactions happen
Explore the halogens, their salts, and their relation to swimming.
The octet rule still dominates
The sweetest saccharides form the strongest and shortest hydrogen bonds
Top tips for 11–14 chemistry lessons
This resource looks at Teflon and its properties. What is Teflon and why does it stop food sticking to the pan?
A worksheet exploring the structural differences between the solid and liquid versions of this most ubiquitous compound.
The life, work and campaigning of Linus Pauling
Use this cutting edge research into helium compounds in class
A fun way to introduce the elements in the periodic table.
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