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Chapters 6–10 | Chemistry Web Links


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Chapter 6: Chemical Bonds

  • The Space Race—To view great film clips, biographies of scientists, and photos of Russia’s Sputnik project and America’s response—the Explorer 1 and Vanguard 1 satellite programs—visit this website.
  • Diamond and Graphite Structures—This link will take you to a wonderful interactive website where you and your students can manipulate the molecular structures of graphite and diamond and learn why graphite is soft and diamond is hard. There are links to other topics as well.

Chapter 7: Bond Theories and Molecular Geometry

  • VSEPR—Provides a video presentation of the VSEPR theory
  • Chitosan—This site provides a short video explaining the important development and usage of the chitosan bandage.
  • Selective Smelling—A series of demonstrations that reveal how our senses of taste and smell work

Chapter 8: Chemical Composition and Reactions

  • Fireworks—Visit this page to learn about how fireworks actually work.
  • Ethanol from Waste—This article describes the older technology of gasification used in a new way to “recycle” certain waste products.
  • Centrifuge—Visit this site to view an explanation of a centrifuge and a diagram of a centrifuge separating blood plasma from blood cells.
  • Sugar Snake—A fascinating video clip of sugar reacting with sulfuric acid
  • Ammonium Dichromate Decomposition—A demonstration of ammonium dichromate decomposing after the addition of heat
  • Displacement Reaction—This video illustrates a displacement reaction using silver nitrate with copper coil.

Chapter 9: Chemical Calculations

  • Sulfur—This link takes you to a photo of sulfur spread over the side of a volcano in Indonesia, and the caption provides interesting information about sulfur.
  • Wet Process—This flow chart illustrates the processes chemical engineers use for the production of most phosphoric acid.
  • Limiting Reactant—This link provides a video of a reaction illustrating a limiting reactant.

Chapter 10: Gases

  • Boyle’s Law—This animation describes the relationship of gas volume and pressure as explained by Boyle’s law.
  • Charles’s Law—This animation describes the volume-temperature relationship of Charles’s law.
  • Gay-Lussac’s Gas Law—This animation describes the pressure-temperature relationship of gas molecules.
  • Airbags—This narrated video focuses on airbag use as part of child safety while traveling, but the principles offered can also be applied to adults

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