Videos: 10 results
Sodium Chloride Crystal Cleavage  
A knife is placed on a large sodium chloride crystal parallel to a cleavage plane. When the knife is tapped, the crystal breaks cleanly, creating two smaller crystals.
Crystals / Crystallography |
Ionic Bonding |
Paramagnetism: Compounds  
Vials of a number of compounds (NaCl, MnSO4, FeSO4, CoCl2, NiSO4, ZnSO4, K4Fe(CN)6, [Co(NH3)6]Cl3, [Ni(NH3)6]Cl2, and H2O) are hung from a thread. When a magnet is brought near, some of the vials are attracted.
Magnetic Properties |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Paramagnetism: Oxidation States of Manganese  
Manganese(III) oxide, with 4 unpaired electrons per Mn atom, is more strongly attracted to a magnet than is manganese(IV) oxide, with only 3 unpaired electrons per Mn atom. Potassium permanganate, a compound of Mn(VII), has no unpaired electrons and is not attracted to a magnet.
Magnetic Properties |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Electronic Structure-Periodic Table  
Reactions exploring the concepts of atomic structure.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Descriptive Chemistry
Precipitation reactions are used to produce iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3 called hematite) and mixed iron(II)/iron(III) oxide (Fe3O4 called magnetite). The particles in the slurry of hematite are not attracted to a magnet, but the particles in the slurry of magnetite are.
Magnetic Properties |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Colors of Elements in a Flame  
Aqueous solutions of various compounds are sprayed into a Meeker burner flame from an atomizer.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Paramagnetism: Nitrogen and Oxygen  
A magnet is shown to strongly attract a pair of metal tongs. The magnet has no visible effect on liquid nitrogen, but when pale blue liquid oxygen is poured near the poles of the magnet, it shows definite attraction.
Magnetic Properties |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
A magnet placed just below a dish containing ferrofluid generates an array of spikes in the fluid.
Liquids |
Magnetic Properties |
Metals |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Reactions and demonstrations that explore the concepts of bonding.
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Isotopes: Heavy Water Ice Cubes  
An H2O ice cube is shown to float in a beaker of liquid water, while an ice cube of D2O (heavy water) is shown to sink in liquid water.
Hydrogen Bonding |
Isotopes |
Physical Properties |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Water / Water Chemistry