All Organic chemistry articles – Page 5

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    Extracting limonene from oranges

    This experiment demonstrates the extraction of plant oils. The experiment also links for tests for unsaturation, and at a higher level, chirality.

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    Strange chemistry

    2018-03-16T10:29:00Z

    The stories your chemistry teacher wouldn’t tell you

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    End curly arrow anxiety

    2018-03-02T09:03:00Z

    Tips to prepare students for exams

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    Organic chemists: Fighting blindness

    The RSC Organic Division Council have developed scientific case-studies to highlight the importance of organic synthesis in every aspect of life.

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    Paracetamol book

    This book consists of seven freestanding activities that can be used singly or as a coherent package in a wide range of teaching and learning situations in both academic and vocational courses.

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    Aspirin

    Students undertake the synthesis and analysis of aspirin.

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    Organic chemists: contributing to food production | 16–18 years

    This scientific case-study highlights the importance of organic synthesis in more efficient food production.

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    Aspirin book

    This book contains eight free-standing activities that can be used singly or as a coherent package in a wide range of teaching and learning situations for both academic and vocational courses.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Dettol

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    Link the post-16 topics of phenols, bonding and acids and bases to the topic of antiseptics.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Nurofen

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    Link the post-16 topics of bonding and solubility, isomerisation and reactions of organic functional groups to the topic of analgesics. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding.

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    Molecules against malaria

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    This medicinal chemistry case study is designed to introduce students to the development of antimalarial 4-aminoquinolines and the early stages of drug discovery and development. It focuses on antimalarial 4-aminoquinolines (4-AQs) and involves an introduction to malaria, its causes, societal impact and the need for new drugs. It then presents ...

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    Inorganic polystyrene gives old material a new backbone

    2017-12-18T11:56:00Z

    New catalytic route opens the door to polymers made from boron and nitrogen

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    On This Day – Jul 23 : Vladimir Prelog was born

    He was the first person to synthesize the unusually symmetrical hydrocarbon adamantane, whose derivatives are routinely used for medical applications. He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “his research into stereochemistry of organic molecules and reactions”.

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    Reaction mechanisms

    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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    Food and drink chemistry infographics

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    Use this collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the chemistry of food and drink as a valuable addition to your science classroom. Find the answers to questions such as ‘Is the galaxy raspberry flavoured?’; ‘Why shouldn’t I drink grapefruit juice if I’m taking medication?’ and, ‘What are the ...

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    Titration screen experiment

    Give students the opportunity to conduct their own titration experiment on a computer or tablet. This resource also includes a redox titration experiment.

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    Searching for a cure

    2017-05-04T10:53:00Z

    How the pharmaceutical industry finds new medicines

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    Palming new notes

    2017-04-28T08:28:00Z

    The ethical headache with making new banknotes 

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    Carbon dioxide gets stoned

    2017-04-27T13:01:00Z

    Locking Earth’s excess carbon dioxide away by turning it into rock