All Structure and bonding articles – Page 5

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    3D crystal structures

    These resources cover a range of topics that require the use of 3D structures of molecules and complexes. They can be viewed using the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s WebCSD Free Teaching Subset, which is free to access online without a CSD licence.

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    Extracting limonene from oranges

    Limonene is found in oranges, and now your classroom. Create a distillation apparatus and support students to make their own plant oils. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Cross-linking polymers – alginate worms

    With a collection of equipment easy to find in your classroom, students can form alginate polymer ‘worms’. This practical is a great way to explore cross-linking polymers with students

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    Magnificent molecules

    Tetranitromethane

    2018-03-14T08:00:00Z

    A failed rocket fuel oxidiser with an elusive structure

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    Nature’s vibrant secrets

    2018-03-12T12:09:00Z

    The structural secrets of colourful animals

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    Molecular model misconceptions

    Let us take a closer look at the suitability of using molecular models to teach the determination of chemical formulae. 

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    Do you really know what glass is?

    2018-01-11T12:05:00Z

    The glass debate resurfaces and it’s never crystal clear. Why do we care about its label anyway?

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    Make a molecule

    To help children learn more about the types of molecules found in fruits and sweets, as well as how molecules are formed

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Gaviscon

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    Link the post-16 topics of acid and base neutralisation, weak acids, bonding and carboxylic acids to the topic of antacids. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding. 

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Dettol

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    Link the post-16 topics of phenols, bonding and acids and bases to the topic of antiseptics.

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    Mental manoeuvres in 3D

    2017-10-25T11:58:00Z

    Thinking about molecular structure – how novices and experts differ

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    Mapping compound structure and bonding

    2017-07-26T14:40:00Z

    How everyday compounds’ properties can be linked to their bonding and structure with a ‘structure triangle’

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    On This Day – Jul 23 : Vladimir Prelog was born

    He was the first person to synthesize the unusually symmetrical hydrocarbon adamantane, whose derivatives are routinely used for medical applications. He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “his research into stereochemistry of organic molecules and reactions”.

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    Concepts in chemistry

    This resource includes information about some key misconceptions that have been uncovered by research and ideas about a variety of teaching approaches that may help avoid students acquiring some common misconceptions.

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    Precipitation

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Iron - a metal

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Definitions in chemistry

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Interactions

    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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    Spot the bonding

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Ionic bonding

    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.