Chemistry in your cupboard: Nurofen


Link the post-16 topics of bonding and solubility, isomerisation and reactions of organic functional groups to the topic of analgesics. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding. Use this material to support the teaching of organic chemistry topics at post-16 level.

The Chemistry in your cupboard resource series describes the chemistry that underlies nine well-known, household products. Each section explores the chemistry of these products and covers a wide range of chemical principles and topics.



The Royal Society of Chemistry gratefully acknowledges that this project was initially supported by Reckitt Benckiser in 2007. Reckitt Benckiser conducted a final review in 2013 so please note that certain information may be out of date.

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