Chapters 16–20 | Chemistry Web Links


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Chapter 16: Acids, Bases, and Salts

  • Lichens—This website presents a colorful introduction to lichens.
  • Acid Rain—Narrated video offering a good explanation of acid rain
  • Acid Rain Animation—Animated demonstration of the causes and chemical reactions that contribute to acid rain
  • Self-Ionization of Water—Animated tutorial demonstrating the self-ionization process of water
  • pH Meter—This manipulable animation may be used to involve the students in suggesting molarity and volume of certain acids, bases, and salts to find the pH of each selected solution.
  • Acid Strength and Molecular Structure—This short but informative tutorial discusses the use of the molecular structure of an acid as a predictor of that acid’s relative strength. It also offers a great review of electronegativities as related to acid strength, introduces oxoacids, and presents a concise summary.
  • Acid Ionization—This narrated animation demonstrates and explains the differences in the ionization of hydrochloric acid and hydrofluoric acid.
  • LES and GERD—A narrated color animation of the LES and GERD
  • Endoscopy—This short video captures the experience of a patient being prepped for and undergoing an endoscopy. Actual esophageal views from the scope are shown.
  • PPIs—Proton pump inhibitors, one class of popular medications prescribed for GERD, are described on this website.
  • Acid-Base Titrations—Animated tutorial demonstrating acid-base titrations
  • Buffers—Animation demonstrating the effect of buffers on acid-base titrations in conjunction with buffer capacity and the buffer region
  • BAC Testing—Provides information about the devices used to measure BAC as well as the chemistry that is involved

Chapter 17: Oxidation-Reduction

  • Fireflies—This article provides additional information about the wonder of fireflies.
  • Nitric Oxide and Firefly Flashing—Short video clip of an experiment testing the effect of nitric oxide on firefly flashing
  • Oxidation-Reduction 1 and Oxidation Reduction 2—These two links present narrated animations of zinc as a reducing agent and a hydronium ion and copper ions as oxidizing agents toward zinc.
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline—This website offers information about and photographs of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
  • Urey-Miller Experiment—Provides additional in-depth information about the Urey-Miller experiment and the theory of abiogenesis
  • Cryolite—Photos of the many types of cryolite
  • Bauxite—Photos of bauxite
  • Electroplating—Video of a chromium electroplating demonstration
  • Voltaic Cell—Narrated animation of a voltaic cell in action at the atomic level
  • Battery Power—This website provides information on how batteries work and includes related links and photographs of different types of batteries.
  • Fuel Cells—Instructive animation of a fuel cell and its components

Chapter 18: Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chapter 19: Modern Materials

  • Ceramics—This video presents an overview of the factory production of quality china.
  • Firing and Glazing—This site provides specific descriptions and photographs of wheel throwing, the processes of drying and firing new clay creations, types of clay, and the purpose and process of applying glaze.
  • Open Fire Pit—This site provides photographs that follow the process of the traditional method of firing earthenware pottery in an open fire pit.
  • Anagama Kiln—Video of two college students describing and operating an Anagama kiln (a Japanese outdoor wood-burning kiln)
  • Plastics Production—Check this list to see if there is a plastics manufacturing plant near you that might allow you or your class to visit.
  • Polymers—Colorful, narrated video discussing the formation and types of polymers
  • Strange Matter—This article and video highlight a traveling museum exhibit about the “science of stuff.”
  • Rocketing Through Water and Olympic Swimmers Shattering Records—These two articles discuss the properties of various fabrics and their many uses.
  • STM and Nanotechnology—This site provides information about the scanning tunneling microscope and its use in studying the behavior of atoms and molecules.
  • Buckyballs—This article describes a highly beneficial use of buckyballs.
  • Nanotechnology—This video provides a discussion of the amazing technology of nanoscience research and the benefits and risks of applying nanotechnology to medicine, industry, and the environment.
  • Recycling—Video that explains how plastic bottles are sorted and recycled
  • Nanoworms—This article and drawing shows how scientists have used nanotechnology to develop a new method for locating tumors in the body.
  • Nanonets—Titanium and silicon have been used to grow Nanonets, a potential breakthrough for conductivity in the electronics industry.

Chapter 20: Nuclear Chemistry

  • Nobel Prize in Physics Laureates, 1903—Photos, Nobel lectures, and biographies of Becquerel, Pierre Curie, and Marie Curie
  • Electromagnetic Waves—This amusing applet offers an interactive animation, easy-to-understand information, and additional links for further study.
  • Radiation Fact Book—This website includes an excellent presentation on the types of radiation and their risks.
  • Radiation Units Conversion Table—Information on the relationships between the various radiation-measuring units
  • Yucca Mountain—Provides fascinating details, including a timeline of nuclear waste policies and photos of the Yucca Mountain Repository project
  • Guide to Radon—This article, A Citizen’s Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon, is an excellent source for information regarding radon.
  • Nuclear Fission—This site provides a brief, instructional animation of a nuclear fission reaction.
  • Nuclear Fusion—This animation describes in detail the steps involved in a nuclear fusion reaction.
  • Transuranium Elements—This site provides color photos, brief histories, and links to additional information about the elements of the actinide series, thorium through lawrencium.
  • Nuclear Power Animations—This site provides excellent animations on mass defect and binding energy, radioactive decay, radon and U-238 decay, fission, fusion, gamma interactions, and radiation effects and damage.
  • Millions of Years—This article provides a review of the various earth-age theories and nine reasons that defend a literal interpretation of the Genesis account.
  • The RATE Project 1 and The RATE Project 2—These articles provide in-depth information on the RATE project.

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