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Vischem Project Series, The

Synopsis
These three video programmes and the CD-ROM form part of the Vischem research and development project for the production of teaching resources in chemistry based on chemical and education research. The project is based on the philosophy that understanding chemistry involves being able to link what one sees in the laboratory to what one imagines is happening at the molecular level. Only then can these observations be communicated meaningfully using formulae and equations.
Language
English
Country
Australia
Year of production
1997
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
acid-base balance; computer animation; ions; melting point; precipitates; solutions; water; equilibrium (chemical); redox chemistry; evaporation; boiling

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM
Format
PC Version
Price
£34.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
24 minutes
Year
2005

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£34.95 each part; £74.95 set of 3 videos
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
24 minutes each part
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.95 each part; £74.95 ser of 3 videos
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
24 minutes each part
Year
2005

Sections

Title
Dissolving, Precipitation and Complexation
Synopsis
This programme is divided into three parts, each moving from the laboratory level to the molecular level and then the symbolic level. After a brief navigation map and advance organiser, the programme firstly looks at the difference between melting and dissolving using the example of sodium chloride. Part two examines the reaction of sodium chloride solution with silver nitrate to exemplify precipitation, and, lastly, ammonia is added to a solution of copper (II) nitrate to form a copper (II) hydroxide gel. The successive complexation of the copper (II) by ammonia molecules serves as an important model for complexation.
Duration
24 mins
Distributors ref
008-20393V (VHS) 008-20393R (DVD)

Title
Ionic Equilibrium, Acid Base and Redox Chemistry
Synopsis
This programme is divided into three parts, each moving from the laboratory level to the molecular level and then to the symbolic level. Firstly, ionic equilibrium is explained by looking at the reaction of potassium thiocyanate solution with iron (III) nitrate solution. Next, acid-base chemistry is shown using ethanoic acid as an acid, ethanoate ion as a base,and ammonia as a base. Part three deals with redox chemistry and a reaction of copper metal with silver nitrate solution.
Duration
24 mins
Distributors ref
008-20290V (VHS) 020-20290R (DVD)

Title
Water - a Molecular Substance
Synopsis
This visual resource aims to help students understand concepts and construct models at a fundamental level by presenting three-dimensional, dynamic animations. The programme portrays the structures of the three states of water (solid, liquid and gaseous) and the melting, evaporation and boiling processes at the molecular level using computer-generated animations.
Duration
24 mins
Distributors ref
008-20291V (VHS) 008-20291R (DVD)

Title
Substances and Reactions in Water: Visualising the Molecular World
Synopsis
A CD-ROM that aims to help students understand concepts and construct models at a fundamental level by presenting three-dimensional, dynamic animations. It portrays the structures of the three states of water (solid, liquid and gaseous) and the melting, evaporation and boiling processes at the molecular level using computer-generated animations. Contains all the animations from the video series.
Duration
24 mins

Production Company

Name

Video Education Australasia c/o ClickView

Email
info@clickview.com.au
Web
http://www.vea.com.au/ External site opens in new window
Address
Suite 125, Jones Bay Wharf
26-32 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont
NSW 2009
Australia
Notes
UK agents: Boulton Hawker. VEA owned by ClickView.

Distributor

Name

Viewtech Educational Media

Notes
NB. Viewtech ceased trading in 2014 and the company’s products are no longer in distribution

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