All Physical chemistry articles – Page 8

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    Pollutant detection and remediation

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    Case-study involving the development of adsorption and photocatalysis experiments to study the removal of a pollutant from waste-water. This resource and its components are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License .

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    Chemistry3

    2013-11-07T00:00:00Z

    This book introduces the three traditional areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. It is aimed at those in the first year of UK university chemistry courses.

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    Radical changes in our atmosphere

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Dudley Shallcross and Tim Harrison explain how a breakthrough has allowed us to study Criegee biradicals, and what this could mean for atmospheric science

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    Faces of Chemistry: solarcasts

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Find out more about ground-breaking solar technology in this series of interviews with researchers from The Solar Spark.

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    Ri Christmas Lectures® 2012: Chemical Change

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    A teaching resource on Chemical Change, supported by video clips from the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures ® 2012. Video: Chemical Change videos

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    Solar cells and circuits

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Explore how to set up an electrical circuit containing solar cells and how connecting them in different ways will produce different results.

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    Make your own spectroscope

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Make a “rainbow in a box” using card and a CD.

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    Solar cell in a drinking straw

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Capture electricity from sunlight using raspberry juice and drinking straws.

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    Solar cells and absorption

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Explore the relationship between light and absorption in solar cells. 

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    Make a Grtäzel cell

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Make a dye sensitised solar cell using household items such as raspberries.

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    Mixing colours

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Demonstrate how putting different colours together combine to give the full picture.

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    Chlorophyll fluorescence

    In association with The Solar Spark at the University of Edinburgh

    Make a plant fluoresce by simply crushing it and shining a light on it.

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    Electrochromic polymer

    Using polymers to rival metals in conducting electricity.

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    Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis: A New Kind of Water Treatment

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    Part of a series of resources investigating how using titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst can help to create cleaner water using sunlight.

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    A birthday cake candle timer

    In Search of Solutions: Burning candles lose mass, use this knowledge to make a timer. Linking to topics on combustion and friction.

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    Photolithography

    Students use light to create their own printed circuit boards.

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    On This Day - Apr 28 : Atom split

    Their experiment divided the nucleus at the centre of the atom by using quantum mechanical tunneling, and transformed lithium (Li) into helium (He) and other elements. Related resources:  Lithium - Element information Lithium podcast Helium - Element information Helium podcast

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    On This Day – Sep 28 : Metre was defined

    One metre was defined as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum (Pt) with 10% iridium (Ir), measured at the melting point of ice. The original international prototype of the metre is still kept at the BIPM, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, in Sèvres, France.

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    On This Day - Jun 25 : Walther Nernst was born

    He was a pioneer in physical chemistry. Nernst is best known for his theories relating to the calculation of chemical affinity, which is the ability of chemicals to form compounds with one another. He won the 1920 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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    On This Day - May 24 : Daniel Fahrenheit was born

    He invented the alcohol thermometer (1709) and mercury thermometer (1714). He also developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale by reference to three fixed points of temperature, where a mixture of ice, water and ammonium chloride was taken as 0 °F.