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The Art of Chemistry

Learning Areas
ChemistryCritical and Creative ThinkingMathematicsScienceUnit 2 Chemistry
Level 10VCE Unit 2
Students discover the world of priceless artwork and artists such as Van Gogh, Vermeer and Picasso, as they undertake qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses, to determine their authenticity through the use of pigment analysis from different eras.

Students take on the role of a forensic investigator to apply analytical chemistry knowledge to identify the authenticity of three renowned artworks.

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Students engage in experiments including colorimetry and volumetric analysis to determine the authenticity of selected artworks. Students conduct experiments and analyse the results, as they apply their observations to the scenario using deductive reasoning.

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Finish: 2:15pm
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Students gain an understanding of the applications of analytical chemistry through a scenario-based investigation that focuses on the authenticity of artwork being investigated. The module consists of a student workbook accompanied by a teacher resource book with solutions to problems.

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