Chemistry of the Invisible, The

Synopsis
Looks at the concept of invisible chemistry. Explains molecular modelling, looking at school children tackling the theory and the uses of computer molecular modelling in a pharmaceutical company. Examines another definition of invisibility - in the Roman runis of Sardinia chemistry enables historians to work out details of the ancient world, and at Leptis Magna in Windsor Park a gamma-ray spectrometer examines the origins of the stone use. In forensic science chemistry explains how it is possible to find out whether someone has fired a gun. Also looks at boron and at inconspicuous chemicals.
Series
Our Chemical Environment, Course St240
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
archaeological investigation; boron; firearms; forensic science; molecular modelling; spectrometry

Credits

Producer
Science Production Group
Cast
Mike Bullivant 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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