Chemistry Experiments

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Chemistry Experiments contains a varied collection of labcards and worksheets from which teachers can choose in order to build up a programme of chemistry practical work for use in the school laboratory. The labcards include labelled diagrams and questions which are designed to help guide students through the writing-up process.

The labcards give instructions for a wide variety of practical experiments and demonstrations to support chemistry teaching, grouped into themes.

Theme A Chemicals and where they come from
Pure salt from rock salt; Melting stearic acid; Pure water from sea water; Fractional distillation of an ethanol/water mixture; Iodine from seaweed; Separating the coloured substances in plant leaves; Heating copper(ll) sulphate crystals; The electrolysis of lead(ll) bromide; Water as a product of burning; Combining carbon with oxygen; Measuring the mass change when magnesium burns; Using ideas about particles; Diffusion of ammonia and hydrogen chloride; Brownian motion; How small are the particles in olive oil?

Theme B The air
How much air is used when copper reacts with air?; Detecting carbon dioxide and water vapour in the air; Preparation and properties of oxygen; Burning elements in oxygen; What are the products of burning fuels?; Comparing inhaled and exhaled 'air'; What causes rust?; How much of the air is used when iron rusts?

Theme C Water
The reaction of magnesium with water; The reaction of magnesium with steam; The reaction of chlorine with water in sunlight; Solubility and temperature; Measuring the amount of dissolved air in tap water; The fountain experiment; Making soap; Types of hardness; Which ions cause the hardness in water?

Theme D The metals
The reactions of metals with water and acids; The laboratory preparation of hydrogen; Competition for oxygen; Displacement reactions; The effect of heat on metal carbonates; The effect of heat on lead (I I) nitrate; Extracting metals with charcoal; Extracting metals with hydrogen

Theme E The periodic table
Reactions of a group of metals with air; Reactions of a group of metals with water; Reactions of a group of metals with chlorine; Some properties of transition metals; Some properties of transition metal compounds; The laboratory preparation of chlorine; The properties of iodine; The properties of chlorine and bromine; The reaction of chlorine with iron wool; The reactions of bromine and iodine with iron; A displacement series for the halogens

Theme F Structure and bonding
How do crystals form from molten lead?; A bubble raft model of a metal; The effect of heat treatment on steel; Investigating iodine and naphthalene; Making orthorhombic crystals of sulphur; Making monoclinic crystals of sulphur; Making plastic sulphur;

Theme G Acids, bases and salts
Investigating the reactions of acids; Making hydrochloric acid from salt; The preparation of sulphur dioxide; Gas tests; Investigating the reactions of bases; Making soluble salts (method 1)

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