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Hydrophobic Effect  
Hydrophobic Effect: Octanoic acid forms a monolayer on the surface of water under certain conditions.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Carboxylic Acids |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Noncovalent Interactions
Electrolysis-Water  
This experiment demonstrates the electrolysis of water.
Electrochemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry
Reaction: Potassium with Water  
Demonstrations of potassium reacting in water.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry
Reactions: Acetylene  
Preparation of acetylene and the reaction of chlorine with acetylene are demonstrated. An antique carbide lamp is also demonstrated.
Alkynes |
Reactions |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction
Reactions involving Acetylene  
Some movies relating to acetylene are presented.
Alkynes |
Reactions |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
Exploding Hydrogen Balloons  
Explosions of hydrogen-filled balloons are demonstrated.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Spectroscopy |
Water / Water Chemistry
Electrostatic Attraction-Liquids  
Liquids are brought near a charged rod to check for attraction.
Covalent Bonding |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Water / Water Chemistry
Paramagnetism  
The paramagnetic properties of oxygen are demonstrated using a strong magnet, and compared with diamagnetic nitrogen.
Magnetic Properties |
Molecular Properties / Structure
Reactions: Nonmetals with Water  
Nonmetallic elements are shown reacting with water.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Reactions |
Water / Water Chemistry
Reactions: Alkaline Earth Metals with Water  
Alkali earth metals are shown reacting in water.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Reactions |
Water / Water Chemistry
Reactions: Alkali Metals with Water  
Alkali Metals are shown reacting in water.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Reactions |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Acids / Bases
HCl, NaOH, NaCl and Water  
Electrolysis of HCl, NaOH and NaCl solutions and of water is shown.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Water / Water Chemistry
Conductivity of Aqueous Acids, Bases, and Salts  
The conductivity of carboxylic acid solutions is tested with a conductivity apparatus.
Acids / Bases |
Carboxylic Acids |
Physical Properties |
Water / Water Chemistry
Steam and Superheated Steam  
Water is boiled and the steam is collected and run through a coil of copper tubing. When a gas burner heats the steam coil strongly, the steam becomes superheated and is at a high enough temperature to ignite a match and react quickly with steel wool.
Applications of Chemistry |
Gases |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Water / Water Chemistry
Boiling Points of Straight-Chain Alkanes  
The boiling points of straight-chain alkanes with 5-10 carbon atoms are determined.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Physical Properties
Glyceraldehyde and the Fischer Projection  
Molecular models are used to demonstrate chirality of glyceraldehyde and drawing its Fischer Projection.
Chirality / Optical Activity |
Stereochemistry |
Molecular Properties / Structure
Plastic Sulfur  
Yellow powdered sulfur is heated until it becomes molten and brown. At first it flows freely, but then it becomes very viscous. Upon further heating, the viscous sulfur flows freely again and ignites. The burning liquid sulfur is poured into a beaker of water. When removed from the water, the sulfur is rubbery and flexible.
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Physical Properties |
Solids
Ring Strain  
Mixing solid iodine and cyclohexene shows little reaction but mixing iodine and alpha-pinene produces a very vigorous exothermic reaction and sublimation of solid iodine to dense iodine vapor.
Addition Reactions |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Applications of Chemistry
Bonding  
Reactions and demonstrations that explore the concepts of bonding.
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Structures and Conformations  
Molecular models are used to demonstrate the conformations of alkanes and cycloalkanes.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Stereochemistry
Boiling Points of Hexane Isomers  
The boiling points of the five isomers of hexane are determined.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Constitutional Isomers |
Physical Properties
Relation of Structure to Boiling Point of Alkanes  
The boiling point of straight-chain alkanes and isomers of hexane are determined and molecular models of the hydrocarbons are shown.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Physical Properties |
Constitutional Isomers
pH of Acetic Acid Derivatives  
The pH of acetic acid, monochloro-, dichloro-, trichloro-, and trifluoroacetic acids are compared.
Acids / Bases |
Carboxylic Acids |
pH |
Physical Properties |
Molecular Properties / Structure
Piezoelectric Effect  
Sounds accompany the discharges of electricity. A piezoelectric crystal is connected to a light bulb. When the crystal is pressed, the light flashes.
Crystals / Crystallography |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Solid State Chemistry |
Solids
Electrolysis  
Various examples of electrolysis are presented.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
pH |
Conductivity
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
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
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