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The World of Chemistry (1990)

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1. The World of Chemistry
The relationships of chemistry to the other sciences and to everyday life are presented.
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2. Color
The search for new colors in the mid 1800s boosted the development of modern chemistry.
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3. Measurement: The Foundation of Chemistry
The distinction between accuracy and precision and its importance in commerce and science are explained.
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4. Modeling the Unseen
Models are used to explain phenomena that are beyond the realm of ordinary perception.
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5. A Matter of State
Matter is examined in its three principal states — gases, liquids, and solids — relating the visible world to the submicroscopic.
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6. The Atom
Viewers journey inside the atom to appreciate its architectural beauty and grasp how atomic structure determines chemical behavior.
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7. The Periodic Table
The development and arrangement of the periodic table of elements is examined.
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8. Chemical Bonds
The differences between ionic and covalent bonds are explained by the use of scientific models and examples from nature.
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9. Molecular Architecture
The program examines isomers and how the electronic structure of a molecule's elements and bonds affects its shape and physical properties.
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10. Signals From Within
Chemists' knowledge of the interaction of radiation and matter is the basis for analytical methods of sensitivity and specificity.
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11. The Mole
Using Avogadro's law, the mass of a substance can be related to the number of particles contained in that mass.
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12. Water
The special chemical properties of water are explored, along with the need for its protection and conservation.
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13. The Driving Forces
Endothermic and exothermic reactions are investigated and the role of entropy is revealed.
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14. Molecules in Action
Observing molecules during chemical reactions helps explain the role of catalysts. Dynamic equilibrium is also demonstrated.
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15. The Busy Electron
The principles of electrochemical cell design are explained through batteries, sensors, and a solar-powered car.
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16. The Proton in Chemistry
Demonstrations explain pH and how it is measured, and the important role of acids and bases.
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17. The Precious Envelope
The earth's atmosphere is examined through theories of chemical evolution; ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect are explained.
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18. The Chemistry of the Earth
Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
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19. Metals
Malleability, ductility, and conductivity are examined, along with methods for extracting metals from ores and blending alloys.
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20. On the Surface
Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level.
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21. Carbon
The versatility of carbon's molecular structures and the enormous range of properties of its compounds are presented.
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22. The Age of Polymers
How chemists control the molecular structure to create polymers with special properties is explored.
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23. Proteins: Structure and Function
The program examines proteins — polymers built from only 20 basic amino acids.
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24. The Genetic Code
The structure and role of the nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, are investigated.
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25. Chemistry and the Environment
Dump site waste management demonstrates chemistry's benefits and problems.
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26. Futures
Interviews with leaders from academia and industry explore the frontiers of chemical research.
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