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Discovery Videos  Lyubov Hoffman Laroche, Gary Wulfsberg, Barbara Young
The use of digital video for instruction has many advantages. In many situations the only way to present some chemical phenomena is through the use of video. The two video lessons presented here are examples intended to supplement our article in the August 2003 issue of JCE.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Hardness of Solid Substances - Grinding  
A number of metals and nonmetals are ground with a mortar and pestle. The nonmetals shown here are all soft (due to weak intermolecular forces), but the metals vary in hardness.
Covalent Bonding |
Nonmetals |
Physical Properties |
Solids |
Metallic Bonding |
Metals
Nonmetals  
Nonmetals are ignited under various conditions.
Reactions |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Nonmetals
Simulation of Dislocations in Metals  
An array of soap bubbles is used to simulate a close-packed arrangement of atoms in a metal crystal.
Metallic Bonding |
Metals |
Solids
Hardness of Solid Substances  
The hardness of various solids are compared.
Covalent Bonding |
Nonmetals |
Physical Properties |
Solids |
Noncovalent Interactions
Ferrofluid  
A magnet placed just below a dish containing ferrofluid generates an array of spikes in the fluid.
Liquids |
Magnetic Properties |
Metals |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Heat Treatment of a Metal Bobby Pin  
A bobby pin is subjected to various heat treatments.
Metallic Bonding |
Metals |
Solids |
Physical Properties
Memory Metal  
When a piece of metal wire spelling the letters ICE is pulled apart, it deforms. When the wire is placed in hot water, it "remembers" its original shape, once again forming the letters ICE. (The memory metal used in this demonstration was provided by the Institute for Chemical Eduction.) A simulation of the processes at the atomic level is shown.
Metals |
Physical Properties |
Solid State Chemistry