Minerals Unit Guide
This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
• The extraction and production of important materials from sulphide ores, iron ore and limestone.
• The use of relative atomic masses for determining the masses of reactants and products.
• The Periodic Table as an important means of summarizing information.
• Minerals as sources of raw materials.
• The effects of mining on the environment and society.
• Problems and benefits of recycling waste.
MN1: What materials can we get from minerals?
MN2: How does mining affect the environment?
MN3: What can we get from sulphide ores?
MN4: Investigating catalysis
MN5: How is iron extracted from iron ore?
MN6: Why is limestone important
MN7: How much lime can be obtained from limestone?
MN8: How can we use the Periodic table?
MN9: Mining or recycling?
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