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Links for Chapter 17: Metals

Video clips and animations

It has been difficult to find very much quality material for this chapter. If you come across anything good, could you let me know via the address on the about this site page of Chemguide. It has to be chemically accurate, professional-looking, easy to understand, and fairly short.

Historical blast furnace animation

An animation of an original Industrial Revolution Blast Furnace from the BBC. Modern furnaces are technically more complicated, and designed to be more energy efficient and less polluting, but the principals are identical.

Chemistry in action

Tapping the iron from a blast furnace, from drilling out the tap hole to sealing it again at the end. Quite long (almost 6 minutes) but spectacular. A vision of hell! YouTube


Instructions for practical work

I have referred to practicalchemistry.org as a reliable source of instructions for experiments. If you find anything really good from other sources, could you let me know via the address on the about this site page of Chemguide.

Oxidation and reduction menu

You will find three (at the time of writing) rusting experiments, including a less usual one involving a corrosion indicator.


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