Determine the formula of copper(II) oxide by reducing it using hydrogen or methane. Natural gas (mainly methane) can also be used as a reducing agent, but the reaction is much slower.
This practical is part of our Chemistry for non-specialists and Classic chemistry demonstrations collections.
Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters don’t have to be difficult – try these practical tips in your classroom
Meet Phil Mercer, a chemist helping plan for a new lithium mine in Cornwall
Test your 11–14 students’ knowledge of separation techniques; elements, mixtures and compounds; periodic table trends
Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences with this collection of edible experiments.
A simple board game to help students avoid the common misconception that there is only one set path through the rock cycle
Use your smartphone to measure changes in concentration across different concentrations of squash at home or in the classroom. Use your results to predict the concentration of an unknown dilution of squash.
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