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I taught chemistry for 25 years. I now provide tuition online. I just like nicely produced, imaginative resources. (NB &1.00 is the lowest price that I can charge for my resources, that have an unlimited license. For each £1.00 sale I receive £0.35)

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I taught chemistry for 25 years. I now provide tuition online. I just like nicely produced, imaginative resources. (NB &1.00 is the lowest price that I can charge for my resources, that have an unlimited license. For each £1.00 sale I receive £0.35)
Meniscus
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Meniscus

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A simple information sheet, with the emphasis on clarity. It may be useful to someone, somewhere.
benzene versus phenol
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benzene versus phenol

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One of my wacky videos illustrating the difference in reactivity of benzene vs phenol in terms of polarising power.
Arene artwork
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Arene artwork

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I wanted some nice graphics concerning the benzene topic for my own use, so I made some vector artwork and thought they might be of some use to somebody. These are all pdf files, but if you want editable svg or eps files, contact me.
alkenes versus arenes
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alkenes versus arenes

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I made a simple three slide presentation concerning addition reaction of alkenes compared with the substitution reaction of arenes. This is an important exam question topic and is poorly understood by students. I enclose both keynote and powerpoint versions.
cracking 4 kids
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cracking 4 kids

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I made a clunky cartoon about cracking alkanes with a cheery soundtrack. The idea is for students to write and record the narration… something different to just ‘writing up’ the experiment.
Molnupiravir: exam practice.
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Molnupiravir: exam practice.

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Exam boards often take unknown substances and ask students to apply their understanding of chemistry to them. To provide practice answering this type of question, I am developing a series of worksheets with this type of question. The series is called Practicexamquest. Molnupiravir has recently been approved as an anti COVID drug, so is of topical interest. Comprises 7 questions over 2 sides.
An atom anatomy
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An atom anatomy

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I made a simple display of the atomic structure of various isotopes, with the emphasis on simplicity and clarity. Just because I wanted to. I also included it as keynote and powerpoint presentations.