All Physical chemistry articles – Page 3

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    On This Day - Jan 25 : Robert Boyle was born

    He famously discovered that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to its pressure (Boyle’s Law) and, together with Robert Hooke, invented the vacuum chamber. Boyle was also a founding member of the Royal Society.

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    Materials

    A database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allow children to explore these and many other properties. Courtesy of the ABPI.

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    The ten gram boat race

    In Search of Solutions: Design and build a boat powered purely by soap! Challenge students to create the most efficient design. Linking to topics on rates surface tension.

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    Solids, liquids and gases: primary science podcasts

    Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to solids, liquids and gases.

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    Building blocks: primary science podcasts

    Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to the idea that the universe is made up of very small particles.

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    Magnets: primary science podcasts

    Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to magnets.

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    Sensational states: kitchen science podcasts

    Introduce your students to changes of state with this short podcast.

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    Solids, liquids and gases: That’s Chemistry!

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    The ‘solids, liquids and gases’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn about solids, liquids and gases, and understand that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.

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    Outreach: thermochromic materials

    2016-12-12T13:30:00Z

    Chemicals and materials which change colour are fun and useful. In this activity you will handle thermochromic materials.

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    Insulation and conduction: That’s Chemistry!

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    The ‘Insulation and conduction’ chapter from That’s Chemistry!: This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how materials have different properties, including whether they are conductors or insulators of heat and/or electricity.

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    Heating and cooling materials: That’s Chemistry!

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    The ‘heating and cooling materials’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how the properties of some materials change when they are heated, and that some of these changes are irreversible.

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    Cracking Chemistry!

    Work your way through these fun chemistry practicals developed by National Science & Engineering Week.

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    Outreach: Science festivals

    This set of handouts can be used to inspire people of all ages to take up chemistry in their own home! Racing raisins, cornflour gloop, erupting volcanoes, reaction times and iron from breakfast cereal are all covered here.

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    Hand warmers

    Use these student activities and teacher guide to investigate reusable and disposable hand warmers. You will compare reusable variants made with sodium acetate vs disposable handwarmers. You can also try making your own hand warmers. These activities may work well as a project on class topics like ‘winter’ or ‘body ...

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    Colour chemistry

    Students use colourful experiments to investigate the properties of colour and its use in chemistry.

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    Green chemistry: laboratory manual for general chemistry

    2016-08-05T00:00:00Z

    An introduction to green chemistry and 21 experiments ready for use in the classroom or teaching laboratory

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    Solar-powered desalination produces energy

    2016-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Nanocomposite helps to produce drinking water and fuel

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    Thermodynamics

    Calculate as many thermodynamic quantities as you can for a reaction using the standard enthalpy of neutralisation (strong acid and strong base) and any other information.

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    Jets of liquids

    Investigate what happens when different charged plastics are held near a jet of water issuing from a burette, and explain your observations.

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    What makes it go?

    Carry out certain experiments in a given order. Then without doing any calculations, explain what the driving force of the reaction is in each case – ie qualitatively rather than quantitatively.