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reaction-between-aluminiu...
The reaction between aluminium and iodine is catalysed by water. This is a spectacular...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical...
red-white-and-blue
A solution of ammonia is turned red, white or blue by adding it to phenolphthalein, lead...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Experiment...
handling-liquid-bromine-a...
Handling liquid bromine and preparing bromine water
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
the-alcohol-gun
A spectacular demonstration that shows the large energy changes that occur during the...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Equipment, apparatus &...
the-fractional-distillati...
This experiment simulates the industrial fractional distillation of crude oil in the laboratory.
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Separation...
involvement-of-catalysts-...
This reaction involves the oxidation of potassium sodium tartrate by hydrogen peroxide using...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Experiment...
extracting-iodine-from-se...
Ribbon seaweeds (sp. laminaria) contain iodine compounds which they obtain by extracting...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
microbes-milk-and-enzymes...
Microbes are responsible for the production of some foods, for example cheese and yoghurt....
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Agricultural...
liquefying-chlorine-gas
In this experiment, gaseous chlorine is liquefied by passing it over a 'cold finger'...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Experiment...
quantitative-electrolysis...
This demonstration is designed to find the value of the Faraday constant. The amount of...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Equipment, apparatus &...
the-combustion-of-iron-wo...
Iron wool is heated in air on a simple ‘see-saw’ balance. The increase in mass is seen clearly.
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical...
diffusion-in-liquids
This class practical shows that diffusion takes place in liquids. Students place colourless...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Experiment &...
the-density-of-carbon-dio...
This experiment provides a clear demonstration of the higher density of carbon dioxide...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
the-causes-of-rusting
Rusting of iron and steel is a commonly occurring process with which we are all familiar....
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
pva-polymer-slime
A solution of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) can be made into a slime by adding borax solution,...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Experiment &...
flame-colours-a-demonstra...
This demonstration experiment can be used to show the flame colours given by alkali metal,...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Equipment, apparatus &...
bubbles-that-float-and-si...
In this demonstration you can observe carbon dioxide filled bubbles and hydrogen or methane...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical...
le-chateliers-principle-t...
The reversible reaction between bismuth(III) oxychloride and bismuth(III) chloride is...
Teacher 16 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Experiment...
reacting-copper-ii-oxide-...
In this experiment an insoluble metal oxide is reacted with a dilute acid to form a soluble...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
investigating-the-solubil...
The halogens are elements of Group 7 of the Periodic table. This experiment illustrates some...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
making-an-alloy-solder
Solder can be made by heating together the metals lead and tin. The hardness, melting point...
Teacher 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Industrial...
determination-of-relative...
In this experiment you will react magnesium ribbon with dilute hydrochoric acid to produce...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
the-reaction-between-zinc...
In this experiment copper(II) oxide and zinc metal are reacted together. The reaction is...
Teacher 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Patterns in...
making-glass
A sample of glass is made by heating a mixture of lead oxide, zinc oxide and boric acid...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Everyday life...
the-hydration-of-alkenes
A demonstration of the hydration of alkenes. Students react hex-1-ene to make hexan-2-ol,...
Teacher 16 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Equipment, apparatus &...
the-reaction-of-magnesium...
This experiment shows magnesium's ability to remove oxygen from an oxide of copper and their...
Teacher 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Experiment...
finding-the-formula-of-hy...
In this experiment, the water of crystallisation is removed from hydrated copper(II) sulfate....
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Relative masses,...
a-hydrogen-powered-rocket
'Rockets' are made by filling plastic fizzy drink bottles with a mixture of hydrogen gas and...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Experiment...
a-colourful-oscillating-r...
This experiment provides a visual illustration of a series of interconnected redox...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
a-solid-solid-reaction-be...
In this experiment you will be looking at the reaction between lead nitrate and potassium...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
magic-writing-experiment
Messages or pictures are drawn on absorbent paper using a variety of colourless, dilute,...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
preparing-and-using-cobal...
This resource provide instruction for preparing your own cobalt chloride indicator papers....
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Equipment, apparatus &...
cannon-fire
In this exothermic reaction, a series of loud, but harmless, bangs are heard as the oxygen...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Experiment...
experiments-with-hydrogel...
In these activities students investigate hydrogels – polymeric smart materials. They are...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Everyday life...
the-position-of-iron-in-t...
This experiment shows the position of iron in the reactivity series, by heating iron metal...
Teacher 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Experiment &...
generating-collecting-and...
Gases give rise to particular hazards so great care must be taken when preparing, collecting...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
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