What exactly is happening when foods change colour?
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Hydrogenating an alkene without the need for heating
A new method can produce ethanol from rewnable lignin and carbon dioxide
In this activity you will look at the chemistry behind a number of chemical weapons that have been employed throughout history
Explore the role of chemistry in drug discovery with this worksheet
Why chemistry is essential to understand and manufacture safe, effective medicines
How to help students get to grips with organic reaction mechanisms
Nina Notman investigates the science behind UV-absorbing sunscreens and ‘reef-friendly’ formulations
Helping you teach organic chemistry
Light up the classroom with this simple, safe and value-for-money demonstration of chemiluminescence
Challenge your students to recall the reagents, conditons and mechanism for various organic transformations to answer these Starter for ten questions.
Assess your students’ awareness of compounds with amines groups with a Starter for ten activity covering classifying amines and amides, properties of amines, amino acids among other amine subjects.
Use these Starter for ten questions to challenge your students to name aromatic compounds and recall the structure of benzene and electrophilic substitution mechanisms.
Consolidate your students’ knowledge of the synthesis and reactions of carbonyl compounds using these Starter for ten questions.
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
Ant colonies – a goldmine for chemists
How less really is more when it comes to learning
A video explaining that asparagus should be cooked in butter rather than water because the molecules responsible for its flavour are water-soluble, and a worksheet about the molecules responsible for ‘asparagus pee’.
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