Minerals Unit Guide

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This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* The extraction and production of important materials from sulphide ores, iron ore and limestone.
* The use of relative atomic masses for determining the masses of reactants and products.
* The Periodic Table as an important means of summarizing information.
* Minerals as sources of raw materials.
* The effects of mining on the environment and society.
* Problems and benefits of recycling waste.

Core contents
MN1: What materials can we get from minerals?
MN2: How does mining affect the environment?
MN3: What can we get from sulphide ores?
MN4: Investigating catalysis
MN5: How is iron extracted from iron ore?
MN6: Why is limestone important
MN7: How much lime can be obtained from limestone?
MN8: How can we use the Periodic table?
MN9: Mining or recycling?

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