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.
Use the context of cooking to get students more comfortable with concepts such as balanced equations, ratios and reagents
Use cooking as a fun, accessible introduction to why and how we use balanced equations
Three engaging classroom games to familiarise learners with keywords for the transition metals topic, based on Jeopardy!, Articulate! and Taboo
Worksheet to develop understanding of the pH scale and apply it in the context of ocean acidification. Extension questions provide more challenge on carbonic acid and acid base equilibrium, leading to a research task on the consequences for marine organisms.
Hone your students’ observation skills by asking them to observe two microscale reactions: neutralising citric acid and creating a lead iodide precipitate
Research and presentation activity based on catalysts and reaction conditions in the context of sustainable industry.
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