Chapters 16–20 | Chemistry Web Links

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Chapter 16: Acids, Bases, and Salts

  • Chemistry of Lichens—A list of chemical tests that can be performed on lichens to change their color
  • Acid Rain—A narrated video offering a good explanation of acid rain
  • Air Pollution and Acid Rain—An excellent animation showing the sources, both natural and man-made, of pollution, which leads to acid rain
  • Self-Ionization of Water—A simple animation and explanation for the reversible reaction between two water molecules
  • Virtual pH Meter—An interactive pH meter that lets you change the molarity and volume of a variety of acids, bases, and salts
  • Comparing Acid Strengths—A tutorial that discusses the use of an acid's molecular structure as a predictor of the acid's relative strength; also offers a review of electronegativities
  • Acid Ionization—A narrated animation that demonstrates and explains the differences in the ionization of hydrochloric acid and hydrofluoric acid
  • Antacids—An informative article about the balancing effect of antacids in the stomach
  • Buffers—An interactive animation that lets you add a strong acid or a strong base to a buffer solution to see the result
  • Measuring BAC—An article about the devices used to measure blood alcohol content and the chemistry involved

Chapter 17: Oxidation and Reduction

  • Firefly Light—An article about the reaction within fireflies that creates their soft glow
  • Fireflies and Nitric Oxide—A video experiment that shows the importance of nitric oxide to firefly flashing
  • Redox 1 and Redox 2—Narrated animations of zinc as a reducing agent and a hydronium ion and copper ions as oxidizing agents for zinc
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline System—All the information you could ever want on this incredible feat of engineering
  • Ammonia Fireflies—A video that shows the sparkly results of the oxidation of ammonia gas with chromium (III) oxide
  • Cryolite and Bauxite—Photos of cryolite and bauxite and the minerals they appear in
  • Electroplating—A video of a chromium electroplating demonstration
  • Voltaic Cell—A narrated animation of a voltaic cell in action at the atomic level
  • How Batteries Work—Lots of easy-to-understand information about batteries
  • Fuel Cells—An instructive animation of a fuel cell and its components

Chapter 18: Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chapter 19: Materials Chemistry

  • Ceramics and Fine China—An article and video about the production of china
  • Firing and Glazing—An article with photos about kiln firing, temperature, and glazing for ceramics
  • Open Fire Pit—Step-by-step photographs that follow the process of the traditional method of firing earthenware pottery in an open fire pit
  • Anagama Kiln—A video of two college students describing and operating an anagama kiln (a Japanese outdoor wood-burning kiln)
  • Visit a Plastics Production Facility—A list of plastics manufacturing plants that might allow you or your class to visit
  • Polymers—An amazing collection of videos that demonstrate the properties and many uses of polymers
  • Fast Fabric 1 and Fast Fabric 2—A series of articles written in 2008 about the Beijing Olympics and the numerous swimming records set because of new polymer fabrics
  • Nanotechnology 101—A site with many resources that explain nanotechnology, its history, and its future
  • Nanotechnology Takes Off—A fascinating video about research at Berkeley into the medical, industrial, and environmental uses of nanotechnology
  • Space Elevator—An article that features one of the possible future products of nanotechnology—an elevator from the earth to a space station

Chapter 20: Nuclear Chemistry

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