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The realities of reintroducing assignments in Scotland

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Teacher Laura Scoular considers what this means for teachers and students

Education in Chemistry

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How to build understanding of Gibbs free energy

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Help your students master this fundamental post-16 topic with these effective tips and teaching strategies

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8 ways to boost student understanding with examples and non-examples

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Help students fully grasp tough chemistry concepts by using example sets to explain them

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How to teach combustion and oxidation at 11–14

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Use these 5 tried-and-tested tips to teach combustion safely and effectively

  • Reversible reactions with transition metal complexes

  • Demonstrate changes of state using volume differences

  • Creating a supersaturated gas evolving oscillator

  • Demonstrate intermolecular forces with colourful separations

  • Brew up interest in redox with this quick reduction

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How to banish misconceptions with a green chemistry curriculum

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Evidence-informed tips on how a greener approach can improve problem-solving abilities and address misconceptions

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Overcoming electrochemistry misconceptions

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Use evidence-based research and teacher-tested tips to help your students master this challenging topic

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How to use textbooks effectively

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Discover why not all chemistry textbooks are created equal – and what you can do about it

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The realities of reintroducing assignments in Scotland

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Teacher Laura Scoular considers what this means for teachers and students

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Share your Covid story

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Tell us how you found lockdown, remote teaching, social distancing – your whole experience of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Why AAQs are the future

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Discover the diverse and enriching new post-16 study pathways, available from 2025

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  • Everything you need to teach atomic structure and periodicity at post-16

  • How to teach reversible reactions and equilibrium at 14–16

  • How to teach post-16 transition metals and complex ions

  • Everything you need to teach energetics at 14–16

  • How to teach electrochemistry at post-16

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Making ammonia production greener

Could lasers offer a more sustainable alternative to the Haber process

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Scientists discover the heaviest oxygen isotope

Help learners delve into atomic structure and isotopes with this research context 

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Tackling global demand for lithium one string at a time

Crystalising lithium salts on strings could be the key to supplying the vast volume needed for a net-zero world

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The effect of human leisure on water pollution

From cocaine to antihistamines, the surprising mix of chemicals detected after a day out at the river

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