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Discovering Chemistry

Synopsis
The experimental basis of chemistry, starting with the action of heat on substances and continues with combustion, oxidation and the properties of oxides of metals and non-metals. Shows compounds including oxides of lead, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, carbon, sulphur, acids and bases and demonstrates the experimental evidence for the ionic theory using copper sulphate. Contrasts the properties of carbon tetrachloride with those of common salt - sodium chloride. The result is a very visual approach to over fifty experiments. The chemical reactions have been filmed in especially large close-up - some with high-speed and some with time-lapse photography.
Series
Living with Technology: A Foundation Course, Course T102
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
chemistry experiments; inorganic compounds; laboratory procedures

Credits

Producer
Ian Spratley
Cast
Zoe Gonord 

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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