Making and Using Chemicals

This collection presents material for chemistry teachers on a variety of aspects of the UK chemical industry, including the steel industry. It covers some of the economic dimensions of the chemical industry, environmental concerns and constraints together with how solutions to these issues are explored. The issue of scaling up processes from the laboratory bench to full scale production via pilot plant is discussed. The collection includes several case studies of the development of new technologies, how chemicals are manufactured and used to benefit society.

The topics include:
• Industrial chemistry case studies.
• Aspirin.
• Developing a herbicide.
• Sodium carbonate.
• Zinc and zirconia.
• Which compound? Which route?
• Learning about materials.


Sodium Carbonate - a Versatile Material

This Royal Society of Chemistry booklet presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the Solvay (ammonia-soda) process. None of the material assumes any prior knowledge of the Solvay process. Parts three and five are entirely self-contained and require no teacher input.The...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

5 resources

Industrial Chemistry Case Studies

This Royal Society of Chemistry publication presents material for chemistry teachers on a variety of aspects of the UK chemical industry (including the steel industry) in the late 1990s. In particular it covers the economic dimension of the chemical industry, some environmental concerns and constraints and the issue...
Publication date:
1990 - 1999

8 resources

Learning about Materials

The resources in this book, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, provides a variety of activities for pre-16 and post-16 students to give them opportunities to apply chemical ideas in unfamiliar contexts. There are three main topics each related to modern materials. Each main section is subdivided and the individual...
Publication date:
1990 - 1999

2 resources

Which Compound? Which Route?

This resource looks at the ways in which new drugs are designed, synthesised and produced commercially. Students choose a market area, look at existing products, select a new compound to synthesise, and finally work out the best synthetic route for commercial production, taking into account yield and environmental...
Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Subject(s)Chemistry, Science
Age11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Published23 March 2016

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