• Periodensystem

    Periodic Table

    System of the Elements

    With the help of the periodic system chemists can predict properties of chemical elements and derive chemical reactions. But you need not be a chemist to understand the periodic system.

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  • Alkalimetalle

    Alkali Metals

    Properties, Examples, Relationship

    What do lithium batteries, table salt and firework rockets have in common? All of them contain compounds of alkali metals. Alkali metals are members of the first group of the periodic table of the elements. The metals in this group are lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium and francium.

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  • Stoffe des Alltags

    Materials and Substances of Everyday Life

    Properties and Behaviour

    Hearing these words, you first think of the materials our clothing is made of. But all objects surrounding us in everyday life consist of one or several materials.

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  • Brennstoffzelle

    Fuel Cell

    Energy of the Future?

    A smartphone offers a lot of opportunities nowadays. The numerous apps and applications may enrich your daily life but cost a lot of electricity. It is particularly annoying when the device fails at the most inconvenient moments.

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  • Feuer und Flamme

    Fire and Flame

    Development and Fire-fighting Methods

    Fire – one of the most important human discoveries. It gives us warmth and light, conveys security and fascinates us with its dancing flames.

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  • Welt der Kristalle

    World of Crystals

    Breeding, Growth and Structure

    What have salt, iron, diamonds and a snow flake in common? At first glance, not very much.

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  • Faszination Kalk

    Fascination Lime

    Formation and Application

    Lime is an important raw material. It is extracted as limestone by opencast mining, ground to limestone products or calcined in special kilns.

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  • Halogene

    Halogens

    The Chemistry of Fluorine and Chlorine

    The compounds of halogens are - with the exception of astatine - widespread, can be encountered in nature and are versatile substances. This fact is taken up on this DVD in order to teach the students the chemistry of the halogens by illustrating their special qualities and explaining the correlation of their structure with their chemical properties.

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  • Halogene

    Halogens

    The Chemistry of Bromine and Iodine

    The compounds of halogens are - with the exception of astatine - widespread, can be encountered in nature and are versatile substances. This fact is taken up on this DVD in order to teach the students the chemistry of the halogens by illustrating their special qualities and explaining the correlation of their structure with their chemical properties.

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  • Säuren und Basen

    Acids and Bases

    In Everyday Products

    We can find acids and bases in every supermarket, some of them in our food, others in cleaning agents. In everyday products, acids and bases as well as acidic and alkaline reacting salts have extremely different functions.

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  • Chemischer Anfangsunterricht II

    Basics of Chemistry II

    Mixing and Separating Substances

    When we take a closer look at substances, we discover that they consist of either one single element or of mixtures of several elements. Chemists therefore divide the world of substances into pure and mixed chemical substances.

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  • Chemischer Anfangsunterricht I

    Basics of Chemistry I

    Examining and Measuring Substances

    We are surrounded by objects and substances. We recognise objects that are to serve a specific purpose by their shapes. Similar objects may consist of different materials or substances. Substances, however, are independent of shapes and possess very specific properties. We are able to perceive many of these substances with our senses. For example, we can see, touch or smell them so as to be able to recognise them. Chemists are particularly interested in those substance characteristics that can be measured.

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  • Aluminium II

    Aluminium II

    Production, Processing, Recycling

    The metal aluminium is growing in importance because of its specific properties and manifold application possibilities. This DVD deals with the industrial production of aluminium as a raw material, its processing and the manufacturing of alloys for

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  • Aluminium I

    Aluminium I

    Properties, Reactions, Specifics

    In the modern world, we encounter aluminium at every turn. This is due to the particular properties of the metal. Increasingly, aluminium is about to edge iron and steel out of engineering, as aluminium allows energy-saving lightweight construction of aircraft and vehicles of all kind. Aluminium is weather-resistant, does not rust and is therefore well suited as building material for house facades, window frames or simply for all parts that are exposed to wind and weather.

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  • C, CO2 & Co. im Alltag

    C, CO2 and Associates in Everyday Life

    From Carbon to Car

    All organic matter contains carbon. Coal is deposited in the Earth's interior. It developed about 300 million years ago from plants in a geological period which is also called Carboniferous. During the combustion of organic matter, carbon turns into the gas carbon dioxide.

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  • Kohlenhydrate

    Carbohydrates

    Chemistry as Sweet as Sugar

    The term carbohydrate or saccharide is a collective name for all substances with the chemical formula Cn(H2O)n. Carbohydrates are the basis of nutrition. They are part of our diet as starch, glucose (grape sugar), fructose (fruit sugar), lactose (milk sugar) and saccharose (beet, cane or table sugar).

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  • Edelgase

    Noble Gases

    A Family of Noble Disposition

    Xenon, Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton and the radioactive Radon belong to the noble gases. These form the family of noble gases as the elements of the eighth group of the periodic table. All of them are colourless and odourless, non-inflammable and non-toxic.

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