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    Elements

    Samarium

    2015-07-03T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley looks at a low profile element with some valuable applications

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    Feature

    What ignited the Hindenburg?

    2015-07-03T00:00:00Z

    We look at the theories behind the cause of the German airship disaster

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    News

    Improving rare earth separation

    2015-07-03T00:00:00Z

    Photochemistry selectively removes europium from red lamp phosphor

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    Experiment

    The formation of a sol

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    Convert a rusty-brown precipitate of iron(III) hydroxide into a cherry-red iron(III) oxide sol in this demonstration. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Resource

    Industrial chemistry case studies book

    2015-05-22T11:26:18Z

    This book presents material on the UK chemical and pharmaceutical industries Using a case study approach, with questions and answers included, there are real-life examples drawn from industrial areas including the nuclear industry, pharmaceuticals and steel making.These resources are for free via Learn Chemistry. Follow the links below to buy ...

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    Elements

    Sodium

    2015-05-11T00:00:00Z

    It’s salt, soda and street lights, but also much more, explains John Emsley

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    Feature

    The Lion, the Wich and the Waller

    2015-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Almost 30 years after its closure, the historic Lion Salt Works in Cheshire opens its doors to the public. Volunteer Mike Tingle relates some of its history

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    Resource

    Norbert Rillieux and the sugar industry

    This material is divided into two distinct pieces of work: Sparkling white crystals of sugar and Extracting sugar from sugar beet.

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    Experiment

    Making rayon

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    Use this demonstration to produce rayon fibres in the classroom using cotton wool or filter paper. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Resource

    Colourful chemistry infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the chemistry of colour, which would make a valuable addition to any science classroom.

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    Resource

    Organic chemistry infographics

    2015-04-10T15:06:00Z In association with

    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics covering various topics of organic chemistry. These would be a valuable addition to any science classroom.

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    Resource

    Other infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics that cover a wide variety of topics. These infographics would make a valuable addition to any science classroom. Topics include: the science of sunscreen; what the chemical composition of smartphones and British coins are; and potential indicators of ‘bad science’ in ...

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    Alcohol chemistry infographics

    2015-04-10T15:02:00Z In association with

    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the chemistry of wine and beer, which would be a valuable addition to any science classroom.

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    Elements

    Molybdenum

    2015-03-09T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley looks at an element that holds the key to life on Earth

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    Resource

    Crude oil Su Doku

    In this game, students need to use logic to work out the contents in the blank squares. These puzzles could be used as part of a topic on oil or during revision.

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    Resource

    Soil science

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    A collection of information sheets and presentations that look at the nature of soil particles and the nutrient requirements of plants. 

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    The Mole

    How ice crystals create optical illusions

    2015-01-01T10:48:00Z

    From light pillars and sun haloes to false suns, explore the mysterious effects ice crystals can produce when they interact with light.

  • Iridescent bismuth crystal
    Elements

    Bismuth

    2014-11-20T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley examines a heavy metal that gleams, calms and quenches

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    Elements

    Barium

    2014-09-10T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley looks at an element that, despite first appearances, has some interesting applications

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    Resource

    NBC Learn: Chemistry Now

    This resource includes both videos and worksheets. The website makes links to everyday contexts in which chemistry is important. This material would provide enrichment to lessons using contemporary chemical examples.