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Examining the chemical rationale of crystals, the most regular of natural objects.
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Module code and title: S247, Inorganic chemistry: concepts and case studies
Item code: S247; 03
First transmission date: 07-04-1981
Published: 1981
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Duration: 00:24:33
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Producer: John Simmons
Contributors: Stuart Bennett; Lesley Smart
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Chemical properties; Crystals; Interfacial angles; Regular cleavage; X-Ray crystallography
Subject terms: Crystallography; Crystals
Footage description: Footage - Quartz crystal. Salt, sugar, diamonds. Sets of crystals (0'21"-1'15") - Blue John. Group of crystals. Crystal habits (1'29"-2'11") - Goniometer measuring angles on calcite (2'43"-3'05") - Topaz crystal. Animation showing angles of topaz (3'18"-4'47") - Fluorite crystal being hit with chisel. Calcite being broken into rhombs. Model of unit cells of calcite. Salt crystals(4' 58 "-8'07") - Calcium atoms as spheres. Magnets mounted on plates packing together to form an ordered structure (8'35"-9'41") - Spheres used to build models of crystal structures. Hexagonal close packing, cubic close packing. Octohedral & tetrahedral hole (9'49"-13'49") - Model of anti-fluorite structure. Ball & stick model of fluorite (14'11"-17'53") - Quartz amethyst crystals (17'54"-18'07") - Hypo solution. Crystal growth seen with a microscope. Quartz crystal. Calcites. Cubic close packing (18'34"-20'09") - Computer animation of crystal growth (20'27"-21'20")]. Model of calcite unit cell. Model of carbonate anions. Model of top surface of calcite unit cell (21'18"-22'17") - Solid carbon dioxide. Model of carbondioxide (22'51"-23'43").
Master spool number: HOU3426
Production number: FOUS082S
Videofinder number: 4375
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