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Unleashing the Power: Creating Chemical Compounds and Splitting Atoms

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This title is a part of the series Elements: Making Sense of Matter


Catalogue Number:  BBC003
Producer:  BBC
Subject:  History, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  49


DVD Price:  $179.95
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Once scientists succeeded in identifying and organizing the 92 naturally occurring chemical elements, the challenge then became how to manipulate them into amazing new configurations - and how to tap their essentially limitless energy. A tale of struggle meeting serendipity and of accident meeting design, this program focuses on element-related flashpoints in modern science history: the discovery of molecular isomers, the discovery of carbon bonding, plastics and the mastery of synthetic chemistry, radioactive decay and the transmutation of nitrogen to oxygen, the discovery of neutrons, nuclear fission and chain reactions, the Manhattan Project and the first atomic bomb, and the creation of synthetic elements such as neptunium, plutonium, and copernicium. Original BBC broadcast title: Unleashing the Power.


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