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The World of Chemistry

The World of Chemistry

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The World of Chemistry 
Episode 1 - The World of Chemistry
1.
 The science of molecules and their transformations is known as __________________ .
2.
Give several examples cited in the film where chemistry is involved in the real world.
3.
 The introduction of the lithium battery was important to what medical advance?
4.
Why is it important to study the molecular structures and chemistry of livingsystems?
5.
 The mass of the materials coming out of a factory must be equal to what?
6.
In addition to making new materials, chemists are also interested in what?
7.
What famous chemist discovered the polypeptide structure known as the alpha helix?
8.
 Today's powerful microscopes are able to see individual _______________.
9.
What tool do scientists often use to study sub-microscopic structures?
10.
What common compound is formed from sodium metal and chlorine gas?11.What common compound is made by reacting salicylic acid with ethyl acetate?
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The World of Chemistry 
Episode 2 - Color
1.
Color depends on tiny particles called ______________.
2.
What did Newton use to demonstrate that white light was a mixture of colors?
3.
How is the wavelength of red light different from that of blue light?
4.
What by-product of coal use was of interest to chemists?
5.
Perkin was trying to synthesize quinine but made this instead.
6.
 The quest for new synthetic dyes did what to chemistry?
7.
Bayer manufactured what important medicine from coal tar?
8.
Many leading chemical manufacturers are German companies who started in what industry?
9.
Dyes used to analyze other chemicals are called ______________.
10.
Attaching a poison to a dye that stains only certain cells is a form of ______________.11. How a ruthenium dye binds to DNA can provide what kind of information?12. How are dyes used to improve glass used in greenhouses?
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The World of Chemistry 
Episode 3 - Measurement: The Foundation of Chemistry
1.
Measurements can tell us what is in a substance and how much is there. What else must betrue about these measurements?
2.
Several examples were given of measurements that are made on an everyday basis. In whatareas were these measurements made?
3.
What is meant when we say one balance is more ``sensitive'' than another?
4.
How do we know if an instrument such as a balance is displaying the proper value for the massof an object?
5.
What is the role of the Bureau of Standards?
6.
Why are human standards (like a former King of England) not desirable?7.What is meant by:a.a titration?b.a standard solution?
8.
When the bay water was tested for salinity, what evidence of chemical change took place?
9.
Why is it important to know the amount of pollutants, such as mercury, present in water?
10.
What is spectroscopy?
11.
What is meant by precision? Is it possible for measurements to be precise but inaccurate?
12.
Why are repeated trials of the same measurement desirable?
13.
Pollutants and trace minerals are often reported in units called ppm. What is a ppm?14.Measurements may be made directly and indirectly. Give an example of each that you saw inthe video.
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