Practical Chemistry

The Practical Chemistry collection, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, focuses on the investigations, experiments and demonstrations that can be offered as part of chemistry lessons. A wide range of practicals are offered in this collection with hundreds of tried and tested experiments included to stimulate and motivate students.

The collections include:
Classic chemistry demonstrations - 100 tried and tested demonstrations

Classic chemistry experiments - 100 tried and tested experiments

In search of solutions - ideas for chemical egg races and other problem-solving activities

In search of more solutions - 50 further practical problem-solving activities

Microscale chemistry - 60 experiments which use small quantities of chemicals and simple equipment

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This collection, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, consists of ten practical activities for students aged 16-18 years. They are designed to develop both the students’ practical skills and their independent study skills in preparation for higher education.

The problems presented are designed to develop the...

These 100 classic chemistry demonstrations, from the Royal Society of Chemistry allow students to see experiments which they would not be able to perform themselves and to watch a skilled teacher or technician at work.

This compilation includes many well-known demonstrations as well as many that are less...

Microscale chemistry experiments use small quantities of chemicals and simple equipment. These have the advantages of reducing costs, reducing safety hazards and allowing many experiments to be done quickly and sometimes outside of the laboratory. Microscale Chemistry is a book of such experiments, designed for use...

In Search of Solutions

This collection of practical problem-solving activities, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, arose from from an initial idea of 'egg-racing' which required solutions based on the principles of physics and engineering. The first egg race challenge was set in the mid-1970s and involved calculating how to move an...

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