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The World of Chemistry [electronic resource]

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Introduces The world of chemistry by providing highlights of key sequences and themes from the series. Establishes the relationships of chemistry to the other sciences and the presence of chemical processes in everyday life.
Online
1990
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Measurement [electronic resource]: The Foundation of Chemistry

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Explains why accurate and precise measurement is critical to modern chemistry.
Online
1990
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Modeling the Unseen [electronic resource]

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Examines the use of chemical models to explain phenomena that are beyond the realm of ordinary perception. Describes how models are used to assist in the description and understanding of nature.
Online
1990
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A Matter of State [electronic resource]

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Looks at the properties of matter in the form of solids, liquids, and gases through computer animation, demonstrations, and "real-world" applications.
Online
1990
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The Atom [electronic resource]

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Develops the modern view of the atom and shows its use in modern technological advances. Also explores the atom's structure and chemical properties.
Online
1990
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The Periodic Table [electronic resource]

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Explains the use and modern relevance of the periodic table, an important cornerstone of chemistry.
Online
1990
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Chemical Bonds [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how elements bond to form compounds by giving, taking, or sharing electrons. The differences between ionic and covalent bonds are explained by the use of scientific models and examples from nature.
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1990
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Molecular Architecture [electronic resource]

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Teaches how the shape and physical properties of a molecule are determined by the electronic structure of its elements and their bonds. Reveals how living organisms distinguish between similar molecules (isomers).
Online
1990
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Signals From Within [electronic resource]

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Examines how chemists use the interaction of energy with matter to determine the nature and behavior of chemical substances. Visits three laboratories in which special techniques are used to test and develop new chemical products and an illegal drug detector.
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1990
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The Mole [electronic resource]

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Program 11 explains that a mole of any substance contains a constant number of atoms or molecules, demonstrating the use of this important quantitative chemistry term from small laboratory settings to large-scale industrial processes.
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1990
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Water [electronic resource]

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Explains why water is unique and necessary for life and explores the special chemical properties of water. Reviews techniques for the protection and conservation of this natural resource.
Online
1990
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The Driving Forces [electronic resource]

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Explains why chemical reactions occur and what governs the rate of these reactions. Investigates endothermic and exothermic reactions and reveals the role of entropy.
Online
1990
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Molecules in Action [electronic resource]

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Observes molecules during chemical reactions and the role that catalysts play in chemical transformation.
Online
1990
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The Busy Electron [electronic resource]

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Illustrates reactions involving electron transfer using the examples of the electrochemical cell, corrosion, and electrolysis.
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1990
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The Proton in Chemistry [electronic resource]

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Focuses on acids, bases, and pH and how they function in the laboratory and in natural systems.
Online
1990
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The Precious Envelope [electronic resource]

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Examines the chemistry of the earth's atmosphere. Explains theories of chemical evolution, ozone depletion, and the greenhouse effect.
Online
1990
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The Chemistry of the Earth [electronic resource]

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Explains where minerals come from and why some elements are common and some rare. Also investigates the abundance of elements and their uses in modern society.
Online
1990
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Metals [electronic resource]

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Examines the important properties of metals including malleability, ductility, and conductivity. Explores the methods used to extract metals from ores and to blend metals to alloys.
Online
1990
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Carbon [electronic resource]

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Teaches the organic chemistry of carbon compounds and explains the versatility of carbon's molecular structures.
Online
1990
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The Age of Polymers [electronic resource]

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Explains what polymers are, how they are made, and why they are different. Also shows how chemists control the molecular structure to create polymers with special properties.
Online
1990