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Graphene: the new wonder material

Graphene is perhaps the most significant new material produced in recent years. It has many potential applications in electrical devices, biomedical technology and solar energy. Graphene is a form (allotrope) of carbon with some special chemical and physical properties. Watch this clip to explore the molecular structure, ...



This is an interactive resource exploring the effects of homogeneous catalysts. Using an interactive molecular model, students explore how catalysts make alternative pathways between the reactants and products that have lower activation energies, thus speeding up reactions.


Making and breaking bonds

This is an interactive resource exploring the association and dissociation of diatomic molecules. Students observe how atoms collide and, under certain circumstances, react to form bonds with one another. The process of association is the bonding of atoms into a molecule while dissociation is the process by which a molecule ...


Reactions and rates

This is an interactive resource in which students explore what makes a reaction happen by colliding atoms and molecules. The can design experiments with different reactions, concentrations, and temperatures. Students can use the potential energy diagram to determine the activation energy for the forward and reverse reactions, ...


Magic tricks revealed using chemistry

Some magic tricks, such as disappearing ink or candles that won't blow out, can be explained by chemistry. In this clip, three classroom chemistry experiments demonstrate that some familiar magic tricks rely on acid-base chemical reactions, and the properties and behaviour of gases. Watch closely if you've ever wanted to ...