Sodium Carbonate – a Versatile Material
This Royal Society of Chemistry booklet presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the Solvay (ammonia-soda) process. None of the material assumes any prior knowledge of the Solvay process. Parts three and five are entirely self-contained and require no teacher input.
The booklet was the result of a workshop for teachers that was organised by The Royal Society of Chemistry in conjunction with The Institute of Materials and The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers. The workshop was held at the Brunner Mond Company, Northwich, Cheshire.
• Teacher’s notes, answers and practical requirements
• Part 1: Manufacturing sodium carbonate - an overview for teachers
• Part 2: Making sodium carbonate (for 11-13 year olds)
• Part 3: Manufacturing sodium carbonate (for 14-16 year olds)
• Part 4: Manufacturing sodium carbonate by the Solvay process (for post-16 students)
• Part 5: The thermodynamics and equilibria involved in the Solvay process for producing sodium carbonate (for post-16 students)
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