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This interactive periodic table can be used to highlight groups and periods, physical states, elements known in a given year, scarcity of resources, and many other interesting things.

The number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom can be changed in this interactive activity, which displays the atomic number, mass number and ionic charge. Atoms can also be selected from the periodic table.

By clicking on the animation tab and then clicking 'step through', you can access animations on covalent bonds and ionic bonds.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the effect of smaller particle size on rates of reaction and the flame colours of different compounds.

A video tutorial with accompanying notes to show you how to safely electrolyse a molten ionic compound, demonstrating that it conducts electricity and decomposes.

A video tutorial, with accompanying notes, showing how to demonstrate some of the reactions of the alkali metals.

Animations and explanations of ionic bonding.

A concise animated summary of covalent bonding and dot-cross diagrams.

A selection of challenging logic games that test students' knowledge and understanding.

The Ri YouTube Channel's playlist for the Christmas lectures 2012, presented by Peter Wothers.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to engage students with an exothermic crystal stalagmite and instantly freezing water.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to structure practical activities for students to learn about conservation of mass.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the effect of smaller particle size on rates of reaction and the flame colours of different compounds.

A short revision video which covers the main points of rates of reaction.

A video tutorial and accompanying notes to explain a spectacular demonstration of the effect of particle size on reaction rate.

A video tutorial showing how to demonstrate the effect of a catalyst on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.

A video tutorial, with accompanying notes, showing how to use the methane rocket to help students to understand how and why we balance equations.

A pdf which contains instructions for demonstrating a very endothermic reaction between two solids.

A spectacular demonstration of combustion of an alcohol. The presence of carbon dioxide and water can be tested for in the products.

A short video clip that demonstrates the crystallization of sodium ethanoate (exothermic) and the reaction of barium hydroxide with ammonium chloride (endothermic). An explanation of the energy changes is then given.

This video recaps collision theory and uses some demonstrations to show the effect of concentration, temperature, catalysts and surface area.

A series of pages that cover reversible reactions, dynamic equilibrium, the effect of changing concentration, pressure and temperature, and then the contact process.

The Ri YouTube Channel's playlist for the Christmas lectures 2012, presented by Peter Wothers.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to make an indicator from red cabbage.

A short video clip which revises acids and alkalis using the context of ocean acidification.

An engaging educational game that helps students revise organic chemistry and learn about the economics of the oil industry.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which covers the extraction of oil and the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the extraction, properties and uses of metals.

A video tutorial with accompanying notes to show you how to safely electrolyse a molten ionic compound, demonstrating that it conducts electricity and decomposes.

A video tutorial, with accompanying notes, showing a method that can be used to reduce copper oxide to produce copper.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the extraction, properties and uses of metals.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to make and test various adhesives.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which explains how friction and intermolecular forces help us to understand how gecko feet work.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes the structure and properties of concrete and other composites.

A video clip that explains how stealth materials designed for the defence industry have been used in wind turbines.

An online store that sells a variety of smart materials for use in demonstrations and practical activities.

A series of pages that cover reversible reactions, dynamic equilibrium, the effect of changing concentration, pressure and temperature, and then the contact process.

This page and the ones that follow summarise chromatography, including the method and the analysis.

A selection of challenging logic games that test students' knowledge and understanding.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which shows you how to structure practical activities for students to learn about conservation of mass.

A selection of challenging logic games that test students' knowledge and understanding.

An animated and interactive video clip which recaps atomic structure.

An animated and interactive video clip which recaps groups 1, 7 and 8/0.

An interactive animation covering ionic bonding.

An interactive video clip that summarises covalent bonding.

An informative and engaging cartoon which summarises the key points about transition metals.

A periodic table with a quirky but entertaining video for each element.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the periodic table.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on atomic structure.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on chemical bonding.

An excellent summary of the properties, uses and reactions of the elements in these two groups.

A game based on the location of elements in the periodic table.

An excerpt from the 2012 RI Christmas Lectures 2012 in which Dr Peter Wothers makes the links between atomic structure and position in the periodic table.

A comprehensive and engaging cartoon that summarises the main points about rates of reaction: measuring rates, collision theory, particle explanations of factors that affect rate.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on rates of reaction.

An explanation of exothermic and endothermic reactions using ideas about breaking and making bonds.

An entertaining and interactive revision cartoon which covers the pH scale and reactions of acids and bases.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on acids and alkalis.

An entertaining revision cartoon with some interactivity that explains fractional distillation.

This engaging revision cartoon covers hydrocarbons, cracking, polymerisation and the structures of polymers.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on organic chemistry.

An engaging cartoon that covers extraction of metals, properties of metals and alloys. There is a n interactive quiz at the end.

An entertaining and comprehensive cartoon which covers ions, electrolysis, purification of copper and the chlor-alkali industry.

An engaging cartoon which compares steel and aluminium in the production of cars. Rusting is also covered.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the extraction of metals.

A short revision video about electrolysis, with a particular focus on electroplating.

An entertaining and comprehensive cartoon which covers ions, electrolysis, purification of copper and the chlor-alkali industry.

An entertaining cartoon which summarises the uses of limestone, including thermal decomposition. There is a quiz at the end.

An entertaining cartoon that summarises reversible reactions, dynamic equilibrium, exothermic and endothermic reactions and the Haber process.

An engaging cartoon that covers relative atomic mass, relative formula mass, percentage composition and atom economy.

A webpage with links to questions and quizzes covering a huge variety of chemical calculations.

A series of Bitesize pages written for OCR Gateway but useful for any syllabus that cover the fundamentals of quantitative chemistry.

A series of pages that revises indicators, pH curves, how to do a titration and how to process the results of a titration.

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