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TASK: You are a leader in the Chemical Industry and you have been asked to set up a new industry in China. Obviously, the publicity for this has to be handled very carefully, as you know there will be a public outcry if this industry does not meet certain standards. It is your job to "sell" this industry to the public, by making a scientific presentation on one of the following chemical processes: The Haber Process (ammonia), the Contact Process (sulphuric acid), Solvay Process (sodium bicarbonate), Polymerization (plastics), fermentation , electrolysis or oil refining.



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Issues and Controversies
Issues: Understanding Controversies
Check for social/economic/environmental issues around plastics, oil refining, etc.

Science Online
Includes a variety of texts, images, videos and more on scientific topics.

JSTOR

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Science Online (AAAS)
Collection of science journals

Enchanted Learning


GENERAL WEBSITES

Alchemy: Learn Chemistry
ScienceAid: Applied Chemistry
Doc Brown's Science Review (GCSE's/A Levels)
Secondary School Chemistry: Great collection of videos on a variety of topics
Khan Academy: Chemistry


TOPIC SPECIFIC WEBSITES
POLYMERS

SJSU: Polymers
Tutorial
Collection of Tutorial Slides
Benefits(Note the source!)
Biodegradable Polymers(journal article)
Biodegradable Polymers (lengthy abstract)
HABER PROCESS

Haber Process (Diagram)
Tutorial
Haber PRocess
GCSE: Haber Process
Effects on Fertilizer
Making Ammonia
CONTACT PROCESS

GCSE: Contact Process
Sulfuric Acid: CP
Tutorial
Sulfuric Acid
SOLVAY PROCESS

Solvay Process
Process and Issues
Tutorial and Video
Process and Issues2
FERMENTATION

Yeast Fermentation
Baking Fermentation
Types of Fermentation (Animated Diagrams)
GCSE: Fermentation
When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good
Microbiology of Chocolate
All About Cacao Fermentation
Brief History of Fermentation
Fermented Soybean Products: Methods
ELECTROLYSIS

Electrolysis (Diagram)
Extraction of Metals
Electrolysis(explanation and diagram)
Electrolytic Cells and Electrolysis
Interactive Tutorial
Sodium Hydroxide Production
Electrolytic Cells
Electrolysis of Brine
OIL REFINING

GCSE: Products from Oil
How Oil Refining Works
Oil Refining: A Closer Look (Click the "Launch Tool" button)
Refinery Science
Environmental Problems with Coal, Oil and Gas




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