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Isolation of Oil of Clove Followed by Extraction of Eugenol

This Unilever Laboratory Experiment, published in 1966, describes the use of steam distillation to separate oil from crushed cloves. The method for extracting the eugenol from the oil used carbon tetrachloride (tetrachloromethane) and so would need to be modified before this could now be done in schools and...

Electrons at Work

Written by F.C. Brown and published by the English Universities Press, this book contains a broad selection of experiments designed to help students understand the close relationship between chemical activity and the movement of electrons.

The activities aim to stimulate an investigative approach. They can...

Experiments with Aluminium

Written by F.C. Brown and published by the English Universities Press, this book contains information about experiments relating to aluminium or its compounds. Aluminium is a very familiar metal and its properties offer interesting possibilities for experiment.

The instructions contain teacher guidance and...

Investigating Metals

Written by F.C. Brown and published by the English Universities Press, this book takes a close look at some of the properties and uses of metals and invites students to try interesting experiments and to make useful devices based on metals. The text includes questions and problems that students are asked to...

Sulphur in Biology

Produced in 1978 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet considers the role of the element sulphur (sulfur) in living organisms.

It looks at some fundamental questions relating to the element:
* Why is sulphur essential for organisms?
* What forms of...

pH and Redox Measurements

This booklet contains a set of experiments and activities through which students can explore pH and the use of a pH probe.

[b]Contents:[/b]
1. Initial preparation
2. Battery
3. Electrode
4. Buffer solution
5. Instrument layout
6. pH measurement
7. mV measurement...

Chemistry Experiments

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...

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