Link the topics of rates of reaction, group 1, 2 and 7 elements, proteins, fats and carbohydrates and acids and bases to the topic of dishwasher cleaning. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding. Use this material for revision towards the end of a post-16 course, or to add interest and context to your teaching.

The Chemistry in your cupboard resource series describes the chemistry that underlies nine well-known, household products. Each section explores the chemistry of these products and covers a wide range of chemical principles and topics.


Chemistry in your cupboard