Maths Meets Chemistry

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Maths Meets Chemistry

Chemists use quantitative methods to investigate the structure of molecules, and the reactions between them. These problems introduce some contexts where maths provides the tools to help us understand the chemistry.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry link

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry 

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Heavy Hydrocarbons link

Heavy Hydrocarbons 

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the distribution of molecular masses for various hydrocarbons

Molecular Sequencer link

Molecular Sequencer 

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Investigate the molecular masses in this sequence of molecules and deduce which molecule has been analysed in the mass spectrometer.