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VisChem topic 10: reactions of carbon compounds

This web page contains animations showing reaction mechanisms for organic substitution, addition and elimination reactions. For most reactions there are two animations, one showing molecular models, and the other showing structural formulas with movement of electrons as bonds are rearranged.

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Rinso: 'Then came happiness', 1931 - asset 1

This is the opening sequence of a black-and-white 'talkies' advertisement featuring Rinso soap powder. It was made in 1931 and follows the form of a domestic drama in which the life of a worn-out housewife is transformed by a new washing powder. The segment begins with a title screen: 'Then Came Happiness. Hawkins Film ...

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VisChem topic 5: factors affecting the rates of chemical reactions

This website contains seven animations depicting the factors that influence rates of organic chemical reactions. Three animations explore the significance of collision orientation, two the role of activation energy and two the effects of different solvents.

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Using fodder to reduce parasites and pollution

Find out about a surprising approach that could help control cattle parasites and at the same time reduce cattle greenhouse gas emissions. Listen to Associate Professor Phil Vercoe and research fellow Zoe Dermitch explain the biological effects ('bioactive properties') that fodder plants could have on the cattle that graze ...

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Atoms and organic compounds

Can you imagine someone who lived over 2400 years ago saying that all matter is made up of atoms? Democritus, an ancient Greek, did. Explore the history of this scientific idea with chemist Amanda Tilbury. Hear how Swedish scientist Jöns Berzelius postulated much later that only living tissue could make an organic compound ...

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Dyeing with red cabbage!

Many natural products, such as red cabbage and turmeric, can be used as a natural source of colour to dye fibres. Watch the dyeing demonstration in this clip to see how. Discover the chemistry of natural dyes, including the bonding properties of different pigments and how acid-base reactions can alter the colour of pH-sensitive ...

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Number trains [German]

Use your knowledge of German numbers to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as German number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten and move ...

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Number trains [Italian]

Use your knowledge of Italian numbers to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as Italian number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten and ...

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Number trains [Greek]

Use your knowledge of Greek numbers to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and Greek number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten and move ...

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Number trains [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and Japanese number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten and ...

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Number trains: 1–10 [French]

Use your knowledge of French numbers one to ten to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and French number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object is ...

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Number trains: 1–20 [French]

Use your knowledge of French numbers one to twenty to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and French number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object ...

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Number trains: 10–400 [French]

Use your knowledge of how to count by tens in French. Arrange train carriages in order according to numerals and French number words on their sides. For example, identify the numeral or number word that comes after 'trois cents'. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects that progressively increase ...

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Number trains: 1–10 [German]

Use your knowledge of German numbers one to ten to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as German number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object is ...

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Number trains: 1–20 [German]

Use your knowledge of German numbers one to twenty to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as German number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object ...

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Number trains: 10–400 [German]

Use your knowledge of how to count by tens in German. Arrange train carriages in order according to numerals and German number words on their sides. For example, identify the numeral or number word that comes after 'dreihundert'. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects that progressively increase ...

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Number trains: 1-20 [Italian]

Use your knowledge of Italian numbers one to twenty to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as Italian number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object ...

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Number trains: 10-400 [Italian]

Use your knowledge of how to count by tens in Italian. Arrange train carriages in order according to numerals and Italian number words on their sides. For example, identify the numeral or number word that comes after 'trecento'. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects that progressively increase in ...

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Number trains: 1-10 [Greek]

Use your knowledge of Greek numbers one to ten to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and Greek number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object is the ...

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Number trains: 1-20 [Greek]

Use your knowledge of Greek numbers one to twenty to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and Greek number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object is ...