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Alkali metals
Alkali metals

Duration: 02:08

A demonstration of the relative speeds of surface corrosion of alkali metals and their reaction with water.

 
Atomic structure
Atomic structure

Duration: 02:49

An introduction to atomic structure, including detail regarding protons, neutrons and electrons.

 
Atoms and isotopes
Atoms and isotopes

Duration: 02:40

An introduction to the way in which protons, neutrons and electrons make up atoms is given. The concept of isotopes is introduced.

 
Covalent bonding and the Periodic Table
Covalent bonding and the Periodic Table

Duration: 02:03

An introduction to covalent bonding, focussed on the Periodic Table. Carbon dioxide is the example used.

 
Densities of the noble gases
Densities of the noble gases

Duration: 00:36

Demonstrates the behaviour of balloons filled with different noble gases.

 
Do you know your periodic table?
Do you know your periodic table?

Duration: 00:44

A campaign is being launched by government ministers and scientists to increase public interest in science.

 
Elements and their symbols
Elements and their symbols

Duration: 01:59

A brief introduction to elements and their symbols, using Aluminium, Gold and Carbon as examples.

 
Groups and periods in the periodic table
Groups and periods in the periodic table

Duration: 01:13

The structure of the periodic table is described. Some groups and periods are highlighted.

 
How are elements made?
How are elements made?

Duration: 07:41

Brian Cox explains how the elements are made.

 
How mass and atomic numbers explain atomic structure (pt 1/2)
How mass and atomic numbers explain atomic structure (pt 1/2)

Duration: 01:54

An explanation of how atomic and mass numbers show how many protons, neutrons and electrons they are in atoms. Helium is used as the example.

 
How mass and atomic numbers explain atomic structure (pt 2/2)
How mass and atomic numbers explain atomic structure (pt 2/2)

Duration: 01:53

A concise explanation of how atomic and mass numbers show how many protons, neutrons and electrons they are in atoms. Lithium is used as the example.

 
Introduction to atoms and elements
Introduction to atoms and elements

Duration: 03:08

An introduction to atoms and elements including chemical symbols, diatomic molecules and molecular formulae.

 
Ionic bonding and the Periodic Table
Ionic bonding and the Periodic Table

Duration: 02:30

An introduction to ionic bonding, focused on the Periodic Table. Sodium chloride is the example used.

 
Mass and atomic numbers
Mass and atomic numbers

Duration: 02:41

An introduction to how subatomic particles make up atoms and what mass and atomic numbers tell us.

 
Mendeleev's periodic table
Mendeleev's periodic table

Duration: 03:39

Jim Al-Khalili describes in detail how Mendeleev arranged the known elements into the Periodic Table.

 
Periods in the periodic table
Periods in the periodic table

Duration: 01:06

A short introduction to the significance of periods in the periodic table. Animations of atoms are used to explain the concept.

 
Properties and uses of diamond
Properties and uses of diamond

Duration: 01:36

A description of the properties and uses of diamond, an isomer of carbon.

 
Properties and uses of gold
Properties and uses of gold

Duration: 01:54

A description of the properties and uses of gold.

 
Properties and uses of graphite
Properties and uses of graphite

Duration: 00:52

A short explanation of the properties and uses of graphite referring to its structure and bonding.

 
Reactivity of Group 1 and 7 elements
Reactivity of Group 1 and 7 elements

Duration: 02:10

An explanation of the patterns of reactivity in Group 1 and 7 elements in the periodic table.

 
Structure of the atom
Structure of the atom

Duration: 01:09

The structure of chlorine atoms is examined in terms of proton, neutrons and electrons.

 
Tackling child tooth decay - fluoride in drinking water
Tackling child tooth decay - fluoride in drinking water

Duration: 02:12

A report examining the issue of adding fluoride to water supplies to tackle child tooth decay across Bristol.

 
The arrangement of electrons in the periodic table
The arrangement of electrons in the periodic table

Duration: 03:01

A detailed introduction to the periodic table. Animations of atoms are used to explain the concept of groups.

 
The discovery of elements in the air
The discovery of elements in the air

Duration: 01:34

The discovery of the elements that make up the air.

 
The properties and uses of nitrogen
The properties and uses of nitrogen

Duration: 00:52

An animated description of the properties and uses of nitrogen.

 

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