The Chemistry of Coins | Szydlo’s At Home Science


Andrew shows around some of the more unusual glasswear in his collection, before taking a look at the chemisty of a simple copper coin
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Chapters:
00:00 – A tour of an unusual chemical apparatus
09:18 – Antoine Lavoisier and the foundation of modern chemistry
12:28 – Copper coins
14:00 – Identifying pure copper coins
21:50 – Complex ions of copper
31:10 – Summary and conclusions

Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike. He has given public lectures around the country, been featured on TV shows and has become a popular regular face on our channel.

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