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Metal-Iodine Reactions and Cells  
Electrochemical reactions are demonstrated and then used to do work.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials
Electrochemical Cells  
Techniques involved in measuring the voltage of an electrochemical cell and some common errors in constructing electrochemical cells are demonstrated.
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Oscillating Reaction: Briggs-Rauscher  
When a solution of malonic acid, starch, and manganese(II) ion is added to a solution of hydrogen peroxide, iodate ion, and sulfuric acid, gas bubbles form and the color of the resulting mixture oscillates periodically from colorless to amber to blue.
Kinetics |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials
Mistakes in Constructing Electrochemical Cells  
These movies are designed to show inappropriate laboratory procedures. They can be used in testing to have student spot errors.
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Orange Juice Clock  
In this demonstration a galvanic cell is made from the combination of a magnesium strip, a copper strip, and juice in a beaker. The current from this cell is used to drive a clock normally powered by a DC battery.
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Oxidation / Reduction
Electrical Properties  
Use of the conductivity meter and techniques for measuring voltage of electrochemical cells are demonstrated.
Conductivity |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials
Electrochemical Series: Metal Trees  
A piece of metal (Cu, Zn, Ag, Cd, or Pb) is placed in an aqueous solution of a metal ion (Cu2+, Zn2+, Ag+, Cd2+, or Pb2+). In some cases the growth of metal crystals indicates that a chemical reaction has occurred.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Electrochemistry
Pulsating Electrochemical Reaction: Mercury Beating Heart  
A drop of mercury in a watch glass is covered with a solution of potassium chromate in concentrated sulfuric acid. An iron nail is positioned so that it nearly touches the mercury. Eventually, the mercury drop starts to beat rhythmically, like a beating heart.
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Reactions |
Surface Science
Oxidation-Reduction (Redox) Reactions  
Demonstrations exploring oxidation/reduction chemistry.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
pH |
Conductivity |
Reactions |
Applications of Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Safety Match Chemistry: Red Phosphorus and Potassium Chlorate  
The chemical reaction that underlies common safety matches is demonstrated.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Chemiluminescence  
Luminol and light sticks are demonstrated.
Thermodynamics |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Polymers  
Formation of formaldehyde copolymers, nylon rope, high and low density polyethylene, combustion of polyethylene and polystyrene, Beilstein test, formation of solid latex, cleaning oil spills, slime, solid foams, super absorbent polymer, formation of polyurethane foam under normal and micro gravity, and construction of a rod climbing apparatus are demonstrated.
Polymerization |
Reactions |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Enthlapy-Thermodynamics  
Reactions and demonstrations the explore thermodynamic concepts.
Precipitation / Solubility |
Solutions / Solvents |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
Physical Properties |
Reactions |
Thermodynamics |
Gases |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Liquids |
Solids |
pH |
Consumer Chemistry |
Kinetics |
Oxidation / Reduction