Buildings Unit Guide
This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
• Properties of building materials including their reactions with acid.
• Factors which affect rate of reaction.
• The relationship between the properties and uses of building materials and their structure.
B1: What are buildings made from?
B2: How can we place metals in order of reactivity?
B3: How can we identify different building stones?
B4: Does concentrated acid react faster with limestone?
B5: How does surface area affect reaction rate?
B6: How can we use sulphur as a building material?
B7: How can we make bricks from clay?
B8: Investigating wood and paint.
B9: Investigating glass.
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