Structure and bonding post-16 – pupil resources

This collection of classroom resources features all the pupil activities from our Developing expertise in teaching structure and bonding post-16 course for teachers. This collection is most valuable to those who have attended this course and wish to put into practice with their students some of the ideas and activities presented as part of that event.


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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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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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Teachers TV: chemistry exciting elements

This Teachers TV video demonstrates exciting experiments around the topic of elements, such as reacting bromine with hydrogen and the displacement of halogens.

Sand explosion

Making silicon and silanes from sand

Heat magnesium and sand together to produce silicon by an exothermic reaction. 

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Ionisation energy

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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Reaction of zinc with iodine

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This experiment involves the synthesis of a metal salt by direct reaction of a metal and a non-metal. Zinc powder is added to a solution of iodine in ethanol. An exothermic redox reaction occurs, forming zinc iodide, which can be obtained by evaporating the solvent.

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Jets of liquids

Investigate what happens when different charged plastics are held near a jet of water issuing from a burette, and explain your observations.

Paper cups

The thermal properties of water

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Explore water’s boiling point, specific heat capacity and thermal conductivity with a Bunsen burner, a paper cup and a balloon.

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Formation of TCP (2,4,6-trichlorohydroxybenzene)

Prepare a distinctive-smelling sample of TCP by reacting hydroxybenzene (phenol) with chlorine gas