Writing Technical and Scientific Texts

Author: Marco-Aurélio De Paoli
July 2004

Abstract
The writing of a didactic text, dissertation, thesis or scientific report or project, requires covering several steps in common, from an appropriate bibliographic search and careful reading of the important papers to be cited, to the writing of the first draft, as the basis for the changes that will result in the final version. Formatting [...]


The Closed Box and the Scientific Method

Author: Edvaldo Sabadini

Abstract
This proposed activity involves a playful example of the application of the scientific method. It is based on the discovery of the identity of an object which is inside a closed box and known only by the lecturer. The box remains untouched during the activity, and students are encouraged to find out what is the [...]


Tendencies of the General Chemistry Discipline in Brazil

Author: Janaína César; João Carlos de Andrade; Terezinha Ribeiro Alvim
April 2004

Abstract
As chemistry is a science in constant evolution, the contents of the General Chemistry discipline offered by Brazilian Higher Education Institutions should reflect this fact. Some alternatives to the teaching of general chemistry have been proposed in other countries, but little is known about what is being taught in Brazil, in both the theoretical and [...]


Safety in a Chemistry Laboratory

Author: Aline Renée Coscione; Alex Magalhães de Almeida; João Carlos de Andrade; Rogério Custodio
March 2003

Abstract
In this text the basic safety procedures to be followed in a chemistry laboratory are indicated. They should be Incorporate into your daily work procedures.
Keywords
safety, laboratory chemicals, hazardous reactions, waste
Authors
Aline Renée Coscione
Alex Magalhães de Almeida
João Carlos de Andrade
Rogério Custodio
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Química
Translated by
João C. de Andrade
Revised by
Carol H. Collins


Propolis: Chemical and Biological Correlation

Author: Maria Cristina Marcucci; Ângela Ramalho Custodio
October 2002

Abstract
Bees are one of the most versatile insects in the world. Known for their societal model, they provide rich natural foods to humans and contribute to the process of pollination of plants. This text will display one of their products, the propolis, which is no longer discarded by beekeepers and started to integrate the context [...]


Safety Regulations of IQ/UNICAMP

April 2002

Abstract
The safety regulations of the Institute of Chemistry at Campinas State University determine the basic requirements for the protection of life and of locations where chemicals and equipments are used. These regulations apply to all persons located in the Institute of Chemistry and also to those who are not connected to it, but have authorized [...]


Procedures for Handling Glass Ampoules

April 2001

Abstract
This text is intended to outline the basic procedures for the handling of substances in glass ampoules to be closed and / or opened in the glass workshop, and to establish the need for their compliance.
Keywords
glass ampoules, rules, chemistry laboratory, glassware, handling procedure


Directions for use of the Laboratory for Dangerous Reactions

April 2001

Abstract
All necessary precautions for the use of the Laboratory for Dangerous Reactions at the Institute of Chemistry (UNICAMP), as well as directions to be followed and the terms of liability which must be previously delivered to the Safety Committee are presented here.
Keywords
laboratory chemicals, chemical reagents, safety, waste, regulations
Translated by
João C. de Andrade
Revised by
Carol C. Collins


The Use of the Analytical Balance

Author: João Carlos de Andrade; Rogério Custodio
March 2000

Abstract
The analytical balance is one of the measuring instruments most used in the laboratory and essentially all analytical results depend on it. Modern analytical balances, which can cover ranges of reading accuracy of about 0.1 g to 0.1 mg, are now so well developed that the use of special weighing rooms are no longer needed. [...]


International System of Units

Author: João Carlos de Andrade; Rogério Custodio

Abstract
The International System of Units [SI] is based on seven base units (length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance and light intensity) which, by convention, are taken as dimensionally independent. All other commonly used units are derived, consistently formed by multiplication or division between them, without numerical factors.
Keywords
length, mass, time, electric current, [...]






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