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Good Practical Science

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Clock reaction

Two translucent liquids are mixed. At first, nothing happens: the resulting solution is still translucent. Suddenly, with no warning, the solution turns blue-black all at once.Curriculum links include redox reactions, rate of reaction, kinetics
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How deep is your blue? Coloured chemistry with smartphones

In this activity students use a smartphone to determine the precise amount of copper in an aqueous solution of nitric acid. Students collect comparative values of different copper-solutions with special apps to produce a diagram and estimate the amount of copper, based on the Lambert-Beer Law that explains that the...
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Veritasium

A selection of films suitable for use in the classroom presented by Derek Muller the from the ever popular Veritasium YouTube channel . 
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