Nuffield Chemistry: Stage II Background Books

The Nuffield Chemistry Background Books appeared as a series of colourful, highly illustrated, short readers to amplify and extend work done in class. Some of the books described applications of chemistry, others were historical while a few focused on particular chemical ideas. Some of the books featured all these aspects of chemistry.

Themes
There were 18 Background Books for Stage II of the course. These were written for students in the age range 14-16.

Mainly applications:
*Coal
*Making Diamonds
*Petroleum
*Plastics
*Detergents
*Fertilizers and Farm Chemicals
*Man-made Fibres

Mainly historical:
*Dalton and the Atomic Theory
*Humphry Davy
*Inside the Atom
*Michael Faraday
*The Nitrogen Problem
*The Periodic Table
*The Start of X-ray Analysis

Mainly about concepts:
*Dissolving
*Catalysis
*The Structure of Substances
*Radioactive Chemicals

Resources

Catalysis

This is one of the 18 Background Books published for Stage II of the Nuffield Chemistry Sample Scheme. The books were highly illustrated and designed to be attractive. This book explores theories of catalysts and describes some industrial uses of catalysts.

There are three parts to this book:
*Part 1:...

Coal

This is one of the 18 Background Books published for Stage II of the Nuffield Chemistry Sample Scheme. The books were highly illustrated and designed to be attractive. This book describes applications of chemistry in the coal industry.

There are two parts to this book:
*Part 1: Mining for coal
...

The Structure of Substances *suitable for home teaching*

This is one of the 18 Background Books published for Stage II of the Nuffield Chemistry Sample Scheme. The books were highly illustrated and designed to be attractive. This book describes what chemists know about the structure of substances and follows from the Background Book called The Start of X-Ray Analysis...

Radioactive Chemicals

This is one of the 18 Background Books published for Stage II of the Nuffield Chemistry Sample Scheme. The books were highly illustrated and designed to be attractive. This book describes applications of chemistry but includes some historical sections and covers some applications.

There are six parts to this...

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