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    Aromatic chemistry starters (16–18)

    Use these Starter for ten questions to challenge your students to name aromatic compounds and recall the structure of benzene and electrophilic substitution mechanisms.

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    Organic chemistry starters (16–18)

    Starter for ten questions covering some of the main aspects of organic chemistry at GCSE and A level, including functional groups, nomenclature, isomerism and mechanisms

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    Basic chemistry competencies starters (16–18)

    Test your students’ abilities to balance equations, construct ionic formulae and write equations from text  using our basic chemistry competencies Starters for ten questions. 

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    Top of the bench quiz: energy (younger paper)

    Test students’ understanding of concepts in energy using these questions from our Top of the bench competition. Use the papers as a whole, or take the parts relevant to the topic you’re teaching. We’ve also included some questions on general chemistry knowledge.

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    Teacher subject knowledge self assessment: Pre-16

    Use these diagnostic tests to self-assess your chemistry subject knowledge, and identify strengths and areas for development. These two quizzes test at the post-16 level. Complete the first to get feedback broken down by topic. Use the second quiz to check progress, once you’ve refreshed your knowledge in key topics. ...

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    Teacher subject knowledge self assessment: Post-16

    Use these diagnostic tests to self-assess your chemistry subject knowledge, and identify strengths and areas for development. These two quizzes test at the post-16 level. Complete the first to get feedback broken down by topic. Use the second quiz to check progress, once you’ve refreshed your knowledge in key topics. ...

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    Gridlocks

    Use recall of facts in a problem-solving context – our Gridlocks puzzles are based on Su Doku. Video: Gridlocks walkthrough

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    Reduction of copper(II) oxide by hydrogen

    Determine the formula of copper(II) oxide by reducing it using hydrogen or methane.

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    Gridlocks: can you unlock the grid?

    9 interactive and 17 printable games, with a walkthrough. Match boxes to their corresponding values or chemicals to complete the grid. Complete grids for a variety of chemistry topics, such as units of volume, state symbols and many more. Video: Gridlocks walkthrough

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    Gridlocks: can you unlock the grid?

    16 interactive and 26 printable games, with a walkthrough. Match boxes to their corresponding values or chemicals to complete the grid. Complete grids for a variety of chemistry topics, such as units of volume, state symbols and many more. Video: Gridlocks walkthrough

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    Gridlocks: 11-14

    Gridlocks are a fun way to learn the facts you need in Chemistry. The puzzles here are for 11-14 year olds and designed to work in the same way as Su Doku, Gridlocks combine chemistry and puzzles to help learn about chemistry topics. The top selection are interactive and can ...

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    Word equations

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Types of chemical reaction

    This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

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    Chemical reactions

    This resource includes information about some key misconceptions that have been uncovered by research and ideas about a variety of teaching approaches that may help avoid students acquiring some common misconceptions.

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    Sustainable development and green chemistry

    The Inspirational chemistry chapter ‘Sustainable development and green chemistry’. This chapter suggests games, activities, practicals and demonstrations that prompt students to think critically about how to make every day processes more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

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    Determining relative molecular masses by weighing gases

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    Demonstrate how different gases can be weighed in a gas syringe and their relative molecular masses determined using the ideal gas equation.

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    Beyond Appearances

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    This report presents reviews of research on students’ misconceptions in eleven conceptual areas of chemistry. The most significant misconceptions are described and discussed, together with, where possible, indications about the origins of these.

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    Investigating the solubilities of lead halides

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    The halogens are elements of Group 17 of the Periodic Table. This experiment illustrates some of the trends within the compounds of this group. It is ideal for discussing ionic equations, making predictions and understanding the solubility patterns amoung common ionic compounds.

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    The change in mass when magnesium burns

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    Magnesium is weighed and then heated in a crucible. It reacts with oxygen to produce the oxide. It can be shown that there has been an increase in mass. The results can be used to find the formula of magnesium oxide and two methods are described for doing so.

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    Determining the relative molecular mass of butane

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    Measure the volume and the mass of a gas from a pressurised cylinder by collecting the gas over water and calculating its relative molecular mass.