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High Performance Liquid Chromatography HPLC
 
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A chemistry education video from the Royal Society of Chemistry on High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) included on the "Modern Instrumental Techniques for schools and colleges" DVD. For more information on the Chemistry for our Future programme please visit http://www.rsc.org/CFOF (C) Royal Society of Chemistry
Reaction of copper with nitric acid
 
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Declan Fleming shows how copper can in fact react with some acids by demonstrating the reaction of copper and nitric acid, producing a visually stunning reaction. Read the article that accompanies this video in the November 2011 issue of Education in Chemistry at http://rsc.li/EiC611ec This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem
Alkali Metals - 20   Reactions of the alkali metals with water
 
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See how the reactions of the alkali metals with water become more dramatic as we move down Group 1! From the Peter Wothers lecture series - The Alkali Metals
Ultraviolet/Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis)
 
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Watch this video at 240 settings for best results. An education video on Ultraviolet/Visible Spectrometry from the Royal Society of Chemistry. From the Modern Instrumental Techniques for schools and colleges DVD. For more information on the Chemistry for our Future programme please visit http://www.rsc.org/Education/CFOF/ (C) Royal Society of Chemistry
A giant silver mirror
 
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Demonstrating the Tollens' test for aldehydes and reducing sugars. The silver deposit forms a mirror-like coating on the inside of the reaction vessel. You can find instructions for this experiment at http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000822/a-giant-silver-mirror-experiment.
Thin layer chromatography (TLC)
 
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Find out how to use thin layer chromatography to identify the products of your reaction. At the Royal Society of Chemistry we provide education resources via our website Learn Chemistry to enhance teaching and learning The find more laboratory technique videos view our resource: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00001064/the-interactive-lab-primer
Free Range Chemistry  37 - Nitroglycerin Bang
 
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Nitroglycerin makes a pretty loud bang when you touch it! From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Free Range Chemistry
Mass Spectrometry MS
 
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An education video on Mass Spectrometry using a magnetic sector instrument from the Royal Society of Chemistry. From the Modern Instrumental Techniques for schools and colleges DVD. For more information on the Chemistry for our Future programme please visit http://www.rsc.org/CFOF (C) Royal Society of Chemistry
Fire and Flame  09 - Hydrocarbon Combustion Products
 
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What is being made when hydrocarbons are burnt? From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Fire and Flame
Nitric Acid
 
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A short video clip illustrating the process of nitric acid production that can be viewed online by students or downloaded for showing in class.
Optical rotation of sugars – chirality
 
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Declan Fleming shows us how the optical properties of sugars can be revealed by the use of polarisers. See the article that accompanies this video in the January 2012 issue of Education in Chemistry magazine - http://www.rsc.org/Education/EiC/issues/2012January/chirality-in-sugars.asp This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem
Infrared spectroscopy (IR)
 
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An education video on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry from the Royal Society of Chemistry. From the Modern Instrumental Techniques for schools and colleges DVD. (C) Royal Society of Chemistry
Faces of Chemistry: Organic solar cells (BASF) - Video 2 (14+)
 
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Ingmar Bruder, a scientist from BASF, explains the science involved in organic photovoltaics (organic solar cells). These organic solar cells were also used on the rooftop of the Smart Forvision car. Aimed at students aged 14+. Faces of Chemistry comprise a set of short videos, aimed at students aged 11-19, which give insight into real-life applications of chemistry and highlight the latest cutting-edge research involved in making new products and technologies. Produced in collaboration with leading chemical companies and academic institutions, Faces of Chemistry also showcases the diversity of professional careers available to students of chemistry. For more information and to see more videos, please visit http://www.rsc.org/FacesofChemistry With Hungarian subtitles provided by students of the ELTE University, Budapest, and edited by Bíborka Bohner. Photography credits: © BASF, © Royal Society of Chemistry, © Jupiter Images, © Thinkstock, © fotolia, © iStockphotos
Faces of Chemistry: Hair colourants (Procter & Gamble) - Video 2 (14+)
 
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Scientists from Procter & Gamble explain the chemistry involved in how hair colourants dye your hair. Aimed at students aged 14+ Faces of Chemistry provides insight into real-life applications of chemistry involved in making products we use in everyday life. These short videos, aimed at students aged 11-19, are produced in collaboration with leading chemical companies and document views of scientists passionate about the impact they are having on the real world. For more information and to see more videos, please visit http://www.rsc.org/FacesofChemistry
Burning magnesium in dry ice
 
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Declan Fleming shows you how to prepare and demonstrate burning magnesium in solid carbon dioxide (dry ice). This dramatic and beautiful demonstration shows that oxygen isn't always a prerequisite for fire and reveals carbon's place in the reactivity series. Read the article that accompanies this video at http://bit.ly/EiC_ec0511 This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem Browse hundreds more chemistry education videos, experiment handouts, interactives and games at www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry.
Carrying out a recrystallisation
 
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Watch how to carrying out a recrystallisation. At the Royal Society of Chemistry we provide education resources via our website Learn Chemistry to enhance teaching and learning The find more laboratory technique videos view our resource: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00001064/the-interactive-lab-primer
Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
 
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An education video on Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)from the Royal Society of Chemistry. From the Modern Instrumental Techniques for schools and colleges DVD. For more information on the Chemistry for our Future programme please visit http://www.rsc.org/CFOF (C) Royal Society of Chemistry
Practical skills assessment video - titration - standard solution
 
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Fran Scott shows you the steps involved in making up a standard solution. To answer questions based on this video visit our resource: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00002012/titrations-practical-skills-quizzes#!cmpid=CMP00007121
Polythene production
 
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A short video clip illustrating the process of polythene production that can be viewed online by students or downloaded for showing in class
Column chromatography
 
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Find out about purifying mixtures of compounds using column chromatography. At the Royal Society of Chemistry we provide education resources via our website Learn Chemistry to enhance teaching and learning The find more laboratory technique videos view our resource: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00001064/the-interactive-lab-primer
Free Range Chemistry  10 - Copper from Malachite
 
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A demonstration of how we can extract pure copper from some malachite ornaments. From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Free Range Chemistry
Gases from the Air
 
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A short video clip illustrating the process of fractional distillation that can be viewed online by students or downloaded for showing in class
Cracking a hydrocarbon
 
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You can find instructions for this experiment at http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000681/cracking-hydrocarbons Liquid paraffin (a mixture of alkanes of chain length C20 and greater) is vaporised and passed over a hot pumice stone catalyst. A gaseous product is obtained which is flammable and which will decolorise bromine water and acidified permanganate ions. The same apparatus and method can be used to dehydrate ethanol.
Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide
 
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You can find instructions for this experiment at http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000831/hydrogen-peroxide-decomposition Several measuring cylinders are set up each containing a little washing up liquid and a small amount of a catalyst for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is poured into the cylinders and a foam rises up the cylinders at a rate that depends on the effectiveness of the catalyst.
Gas Chromatography GC
 
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An education video from the Royal Society of Chemistry on gas chromatography using a flame ionisation detector (FID) with a brief mention of gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS). From the "Modern Instrumental Techniques for schools and colleges" DVD. For more information on the Chemistry for our Future programme please visit http://www.rsc.org/CFOF (C) Royal Society of Chemistry
Alkali Metals - 18   Reaction of potassium superoxide with lithium
 
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The release of oxygen causes a violent reaction between potassium superoxide and lithium From the Peter Wothers lecture series - The Alkali Metals
Alkali Metals - 11   Lithium nitride
 
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Exploring the uses of lithium nitride - the product that forms when lithium reacts with nitrogen in the air. From the Peter Wothers lecture series - The Alkali Metals
Fire and Flame  39 - Magnesium Burning in Water
 
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Dramatic demonstration of what happens when burning magnesium is placed in water. From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Fire and Flame
It's a Gas  27 - Explosive Nitrogen Triiodide
 
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See what happens when you just touch nitrogen triiodide! From the Peter Wothers lecture - It's a Gas!
Practical skills assessment video - titration procedure
 
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Fran Scott completes a titration experiment. To test your practical skills and answer questions based on this video visit our resource: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00002012/titrations-practical-skills-quizzes#!cmpid=CMP00007121
Fire and Flame 32 - Platinum with Methanol
 
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How does a metal catalyst help us set fire to an alcohol? From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Fire and Flame
Health and Safety Essentials: Laboratory Best Practices
 
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This Royal Society of Chemistry video describes some of the most important general rules for working safely in the laboratory. It is not a comprehensive guide to laboratory best practices but is a useful summary of the basics. For more detailed information please follow this link to Health and Safety Essentials: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/collections/health-and-safety/
Fire and Flame  38 - Magnesium Burning in CO2
 
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Magensium burns even more vigorously in carbon dioxide than in air, but petrol won't burn at all..what's happening? From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Fire and Flame
Fire and Flame  36 - Silane
 
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Silicon based silane is even more reactive than methane! From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Fire and Flame
Seaweed spheres – cross-linking sodium alginate gels
 
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The borax/PVA slime experiment is a lot of fun, but a demonstration of the cross-linking in sodium alginate shows students the creation and destruction of gels through the exchange of ions of different charge. If using food-grade ingredients outside of the lab, the products can be eaten! Read the article that accompanies this video in the January 2016 issue of Education in Chemistry at http://rsc.li/EiC116ec This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem
Combinatorial Chemistry
 
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A short video clip illustrating the process of combinatorial chemistry that can be viewed online by students or downloaded for showing in class.
Ethanol rockets - the woosh rocket demo
 
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The methanol woosh bottle is a popular demonstration. This variation shows how the energy from this reaction can be put to good use. Find out how to perform this demonstration at http://rsc.li/eic0313ec This modified procedure also reduces the risks associated with the original methanol reaction, in response to some recent accidents. This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem
A career in toxicology
 
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Hear from our member Vicki Stone talk about her role as a Nanotoxicologist.
Alkali Metals - 13 Compounds of sodium and nitrogen - Sodium Azide
 
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Breaking down sodium azide into sodium and nitrogen - the reaction that makes an airbag work! From the Peter Wothers lecture series - The Alkali Metals
The Chemistry of Light 25 - Phosphorescence
 
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See how some chemicals will glow in the dark when they've been exposed to light. From the Peter Wothers lecture - The Chemistry of Light
Magic metal - fusible alloys
 
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Field's metal is an alloy which melts at a low temperature. This demonstration shows how mixing metals together can alter their properties, fine-tuning them to a specific application. Find out how to perform this demonstration in Education in Chemistry magazine http://www.rsc.org/EiC0412ec This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem
Luminol fountain – chemiluminescence
 
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The chemiluminescence of luminol (cold light) is a popular demonstration. This reaction can be displayed even more dramatically by using a fountain apparatus to mix the liquids. This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem 22/3/13 - This video has been featured on Reddit and turned into an animated gif! http://www.reddit.com/r/chemicalreactiongifs/comments/1apgvg/glowing_luminol_fountain/
Free Range Chemistry  29 - Wood ash
 
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Extracting potassium carbonate from ashes. From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Free Range Chemistry
Measuring vitamin C in food - a global experiment
 
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Please note the following correction: in the table at 5:13, the answer to the final calculation, the mass of vitamin C in milligrams per gram of food, should be 0.11 (not 0.37 as stated in the table). The demonstration video showing how to take part in 'measuring vitamin C in food - a global experiment'. The video lists the equipment, the simple procedure and shows you how to enter your data to see the global picture
Fire and Flame  40 - Magnesium Reacting with Sand
 
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Find out if sand can be used to put out a magnesium fire. From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Fire and Flame
Containing the dichromate volcano
 
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The ammonium dichromate volcano reaction is one of the most iconic chemistry demonstrations, yet the risks associated with the using chromium(VI) salts have led to them being banned in many countries, including recently Ireland. Despite the risks, it is entirely possible to safely execute this demonstration if you follow the proper safety procedures. Read the article that accompanies this video in the November 2017 issue of Education in Chemistry at http://rsc.li/EiC118ec This is part of the Education in Chemistry Exhibition Chemistry series: chemistry demonstrations to capture your students' imaginations: http://rsc.li/EiCExChem Footage at 0:00–0:06 © Petrovskyz CC BY-SA 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:12._Реакција_на_диспропорционирање.webm
Chemistry Vignettes: Ligand field theory
 
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This screencast lecture discusses ligand field theory. For more please go to the Royal Society of Chemistry; Learn Chemistry site http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/listing?searchtext=chemistry+%2B+vignettes