Practical chemistry

Explore over four hundred exciting practical experiments that demonstrate chemical concepts and processes. This suite includes the popular co-produced Nuffield Foundation and Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Practical chemistry’ series.

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Reaction between aluminium and iodine

The reaction between aluminium and iodine is catalysed by water. This is a spectacular demonstration as clouds of purple iodine vapour are produced.

 
Microscale Chemistry - Using a microscale conductivity meter

In this experiment you will be using a conductivity meter to test which solids and solutions/liquids conduct electricity.

 
In Search of Solutions: Fight fire! Fill up with foam

This book provides teachers with a useful resource of chemically-based problem solving activities, egg race style experiments and further ideas for use in the ...

 
Red, white and blue!
A solution of ammonia is turned red, white or blue by adding it to phenolphthalein, lead nitrate and copper(II) sulfate solution.
 
The alcohol gun
A spectacular demonstration that shows the large energy changes that occur during the combustion of alcohols.
 
In Search of Solutions: Heating power of a candle

This book provides teachers with a useful resource of chemically-based problem solving activities, egg race style experiments and further ideas for use in the ...

 
In search of more solutions: An elementary problem

From the information given, determine which company has ordered which chemical, which process is involved, and on what week day are they to be delivered

 
The oxidation states of vanadium

This demonstration can be used as an introduction to the idea of different oxidation states of transition metal ions often having different colours and that...

 
The fractional distillation of crude oil

This experiment simulates the industrial fractional distillation of crude oil in the laboratory.

 
Exhibition Chemistry: Catalytic copper
The 'go-to' demonstration for the oxidation of ammonia to show the heterogeneous catalysis in the gas phase.
 
Joint Earth Science Education Initiative

An online resource providing materials to help chemistry, biology and physics specialists with the teaching of Earth science.

 
Chemistry Outreach: Year 9 chemistry day

Introducing the fun aspects polymers with plastic milk and bouncing custard

 
In Search of Solutions: A birthday cake candle timer

This book provides teachers with a useful resource of chemically-based problem solving activities, egg race style experiments and further ideas for use in the ...

 
Classic Chemistry Experiments : An oxidation and reduction reaction

A conical flask contains a colourless solution. When shaken, a blue colour forms. After a few seconds, the blue colour fades and the solution again becomes...

 
Involvement of catalysts in reactions
This reaction involves the oxidation of potassium sodium tartrate by hydrogen peroxide using a colbolt salt as a catalyst.