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Case Study: Plumbing

Produced for Future Morph, this resource contains a video in which an apprentice plumber talks about his work in a renewable energy company installing solar water panels. The theory and practicals he learns in college is applied in the workplace.

A second activity looks at a demonstration that illustrates...

Case Study: Service Engineering

Produced for Future Morph, this video sees an apprentice in service engineering talk about his work. Service engineers are mechanical engineers who work on equipment such as engines and gearboxes. The student describes how his attendance at college fits with his job in an engineering business and allows him to...

Condensation Polymerisation

Produced by Solar Spark, this activity allows students to see a condensation polymerisation reaction in action as the polyamide polymer, Nylon, is produced. This is a condensation polymer made of two parent monomers, a di-amine and a di-acid chloride.

The reaction can be used to illustrate:
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A Visible Activated Complex

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, cobalt (II) chloride catalyses the reaction between hydrogen peroxide and potassium sodium tartrate. During the reaction the catalyst changes colour, showing that it is involved in the reaction.

The resource provides a list of apparatus and...

An Oscillating Reaction

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, manganese (II) ions catalyse the reaction between bromate ions and malonic acid. The reaction oscillates between red-brown and colourless.

The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the experiment, together with...

The Equilibrium Between ICl and ICl3

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, an equilibrium is set up between iodine chloride, chlorine and iodine trichloride. The amount of chlorine can be varied and the effect on equilibrium observed.

The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the...

Determining Relative Molecular Masses of Gases

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, lighter gas is collected in an upturned measuring cylinder and the mass measured. Using the ideal gas equation, the relative molecular mass of the gas is determined.

The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the...

The Equilibrium Between Co(H2O)6 2+ and CoCl4 2–

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the equilibrium between the cobalt hexaaqua ion and cobalt chloride can be disrupted by adding chloride ions and by changing the temperature. The reaction mixture changes from blue to pink.

The resource provides a list of apparatus and...

Phenolphthalein as an Indicator

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, phenolphthalein is turned pink and colourless in alkali and acidic conditions, and then colourless in strongly alkaline conditions.

The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the experiment, together with teaching...

Strong and Weak Acids: the Common Ion Effect

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, three different strength acids are reacted with calcium carbonate, the gas produced is captured using washing up liquid. The height and speed of the foam produced are measured as well as the pH throughout the demonstration.

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