All Problem solving articles – Page 3

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    Sustainability manager

    Mike discusses his vital role in advising businesses and chemists about how to be more green and sustainable

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    Advanced apprentice, forensics

    Jamie describes what it’s like to work alongside scientists to deliver a service that supports the criminal justice system

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    Associate researcher, pharmaceuticals

    Discover how you can change people’s lives as a chemist supervising the making of active ingredients in medicines

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    Escape the classroom: advanced challenges for older students

    2019-11-29T11:32:00Z

    Six more puzzles to challenge and enthuse your students

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    Why the periodic table is a student’s best friend

    2019-10-31T10:02:00Z

    How to encourage your pupils to use it as a resource

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    Five ways to promote independent learning

    2019-10-15T09:24:00Z

    How to help students take responsibility for their own learning

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    Chemistry Olympiad past papers

    Past papers from the UK Chemistry Olympiad. Includes test papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports

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    Problem solving tutor

    2018-04-04T08:30:00Z In association with

    Use this online interactive tutorial to teach three different methods for solving problems in quantitative chemistry. Video: How to use the problem solving tutor

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    Scaffolding explanations

    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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    Designing an organic synthesis

    View a summary of how to approach the synthesis of an organic compound, focussing on the construction of key bonds. Follow an example multistep synthesis using standard organic transformations, answering questions along the way. This page is suitable for students beginning organic chemistry. Designing an organic synthesis This ...

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    SME videos: Dr. Matthew Tozer

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). In these videos Matthew Tozer explains what it is like to work for Peakdale Molecular. He gives us an ...

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    Naproxen videos: Dr. Matthew Tozer

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). In these videos Matthew Tozer explains what it is like to work for Peakdale Molecular. He gives us an ...

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    The life raft

    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a selection of resins and decide which one(s) would be best for producing pure water from sea water on a life raft.

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    Six solutions

    Devise experiments to label six numbered solutions correctly using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    Pheromones

    Suggest some chemical and physical properties of a pheromone described and answer some problems related to it.

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    Paint

    Calculate the thickness of a paint film and estimate roughly its thickness in titanium atoms/ions.

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    Hydrogen peroxide

    Find the best catalyst for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide from solutions provided.

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    Three white solids

    Devise experiments to label three white solids correctly by using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    Helping an industrial chemist

    Devise a method for making a copper catalyst dispersed on an aluminium oxide support.

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    Hair

    Estimate the approximate rate of growth of human hair in ms⁻¹ and use this figure to estimate the number of amino acid molecules which are incorporated in a growing hair every second.