All Reactions and synthesis articles – Page 8

  • Red liquid flowing in a glass of water
    Experiment

    Turning 'red wine' into 'water'

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    Pour a solution of acidified potassium permanganate into a set of glasses previously laced with small amounts of colourless solutions to turn the ‘red wine’ to ‘water’ – as well as ‘milk’, ‘raspberry milk shake’ and ‘fizzy lemonade’.

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    Experiment

    Heating Group 1 metals in air and in chlorine

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    This is a demonstration that shows the reactions of Group 1 metals in air and in chlorine.  It does not clearly show the trends in reactivity of Group 1 metals, which are better demonstrated by the reactions in water, which follow on well from this demonstration.

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    Experiment

    A giant silver mirror experiment

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    Show your students how to make their own mirror with silver nitrate and glucose.

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    Experiment

    'Magic' writing revealed with colour changing reactions

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    Reveal invisible messages or pictures drawn on absorbent paper with a variety of colourless, dilute, aqueous solutions by spraying them with suitable reagents.

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    Experiment

    Microscale extraction of copper

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    Reveal the relative positions of copper and hydrogen in the reactivity series

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    Resource

    Science ideas web: Space

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Space. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area of ...

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    Resource

    Science ideas web: the Victorians

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Victorians. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Resource

    Science ideas web: the Vikings

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Vikings. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Resource

    Experiment with the Vikings

    2016-05-16T11:50:10Z

    A comprehensive collection of activities that help to incorporate STEM into your Vikings topic. This resource links directly to various topics, including; Vikings' everyday life; weapons and warfare; travel and trade; and how modern day archaeologists use STEM to investigate Viking life.

  • Nickel-photocatalystZhaoetal-2016-AngewandteChemieInternationalEdition-12300tb
    News

    New photocatalyst shows promise

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Nickel-based material can convert carbon monoxide into high-value hydrocarbons

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    Resource

    Teachers TV: KS3/4 science - Periodic Table

    This Teachers TV video looks at different elements in the Periodic Table and some properties they exhibit. The video also explains and demonstrates trends across the Periodic Table.

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    Experiment

    A hydrogen powered rocket

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    Experiment with plastic bottles with a mixture of hydrogen gas and air to make ‘rockets’.

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    Experiment

    Investigating the solubilities of lead halides

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    The halogens are elements of Group 17 of the Periodic Table. This experiment illustrates some of the trends within the compounds of this group. It is ideal for discussing ionic equations, making predictions and understanding the solubility patterns amoung common ionic compounds.

  • Large plastic water bottle required for whoosh bottle demonstration.
    Experiment

    The ‘whoosh’ bottle demonstration

    In association with

    This exciting demonstration is a combustion reaction where a mixture of alcohol and air in a large bottle is ignited. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Experiment

    Extraction of iron on a match head

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    Students reduce iron(III) oxide with carbon on a match head to produce iron in this small scale example of metal extraction. The experiment can be used to highlight aspects of the reactivity series.

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    Resource

    Thermodynamics and equilibria of the Solvay process

    A worksheet with questions on the thermodynamics and acid-base aspects of the Solvay process and the uses of the products. This resource is part of the ‘Sodium carbonate – a versatile material’ resources collection, which presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the ...

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    Manufacturing sodium carbonate by the Solvay process

    An account of the Solvay process. This resource is part of the ‘Sodium carbonate – a versatile material’ resources collection, which presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the Solvay (ammonia-soda) process.  

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    Manufacturing sodium carbonate – an overview

    An overview for teachers of sodium carbonate and sodium hydrogencarbonate manufacture (especially by the Solvay process) and of the uses of these products. This resource is part of the ‘Sodium carbonate – a versatile material’ resources collection, which presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate ...

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    Manufacturing sodium carbonate

    A worksheet with an account of the Solvay process and questions on the process and raw materials. This resource is part of the ‘Sodium carbonate – a versatile material’ resources collection, which presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the Solvay (ammonia-soda) process. ...

  • Zinc Iodide Formula. Handwritten chemical formula on blackboard. Illustration white background of a black school board.
    Experiment

    Exothermic redox reaction of zinc with iodine

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    Using an exothermic redox reaction between zinc and iodine, student will make zinc iodide. This can be reversed using electrolysis to decompose the compound.