Silver chemistry

Silver offers some interesting opportunities to do something different with your teaching. You may teach about it / include it when you are looking at the halogens or when covering redox reactions. I hope this blog post gives you some ideas. If you are including some silver chemistry in your teaching of redox you will probably cover disproportionation – a redox reaction where a species of the same element (it may be the same element in a compound) gets simultaneously oxidised ...

Bronze

Following on from last months Olympic frenzy and like a good Chemist I felt I couldn't leave my Olympic postings on Silver and Gold by themselves. I needed to finish the mini series... So here is it - Bronze. Incidentally, in the Chemistry Olympiad (a competition organised by the RSC or Royal Society of Chemistry), third prize is Copper and not Bronze ..... but that is for another debate! Bronze has a whole ear of human history named after it - the bronze ...

Silver

They, we did it! (they = team GB), two Golds in the bag yesterday and the tension of the whole nation is now beginning to ease. I would like to think my inspirational blog post helped! While I was on a roll, I thought I would carry on with the them of medals in the olympics, so today, my focuss is on Silver (please don't read this team GB, read yesterdays post on Gold instead! Silver, Ag, atomic number 47, relative atomic ...