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Electrical Conductivity-Solids  
The conductivity of various solids are tested.
Conductivity |
Solids |
Physical Properties
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
Heat Treatment of a Metal Bobby Pin  
A bobby pin is subjected to various heat treatments.
Metallic Bonding |
Metals |
Solids |
Physical Properties
Hardness of Solid Substances  
The hardness of various solids are compared.
Covalent Bonding |
Nonmetals |
Physical Properties |
Solids |
Noncovalent Interactions
Hardness of Solid Substances - Grinding  
A number of metals and nonmetals are ground with a mortar and pestle. The nonmetals shown here are all soft (due to weak intermolecular forces), but the metals vary in hardness.
Covalent Bonding |
Nonmetals |
Physical Properties |
Solids |
Metallic Bonding |
Metals
Thermochromism: Mercury(II) Iodide  
When red-orange Mercury(II) Iodide (HgI2) is heated, it undergoes a phase transition at 126oC to a pale yellow form. As the heated sample cools, it gradually returns to the original red-orange color.
Crystals / Crystallography |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties |
Solid State Chemistry |
Solids |
Descriptive Chemistry
Solutions  
Reactions and demonstrations exploring the concepts of solutions.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties |
Precipitation / Solubility |
Solutions / Solvents |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
pH |
Conductivity |
Reactions |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Liquids |
Solids |
Equilibrium |
Transport Properties
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
Magic Sand  
The grains of Magic Sand have been specially treated in a way that greatly reduces the attraction of water molecules to their surfaces.
Noncovalent Interactions
Denaturing Proteins  
Egg white proteins are denatured by acid, lead solution, and heat.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Proteins / Peptides
Floating Squares  
Graphite (from a pencil lead) is applied to one side of an index card and a piece of the card is immersed in a beaker containing hexane and water (two layers). The graphite-coated side always faces the hexane layer. When the two liquids are carbon tetrachloride and water the graphite-coated side always faces the carbon tetrachloride.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties
Vapor Pressure: Molecular Size  
The vapor pressures of pentane, hexane, and heptane are compared. The vapor pressures of methanol and ethanol are compared. Molecular models of the compounds are shown.
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties |
Alcohols
Like Dissolves Like - Demonstration  
Some substances dissolve readily in others. Some substances do not. Some substances are more dense than others.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties |
Precipitation / Solubility
Like Dissolves Like - Multimedia Experiments  
There are a total of six experiments you can view. You can view them in any order, as many times as you wish. Each experiment has three steps.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties |
Precipitation / Solubility
Electrostatic Attraction-Liquids  
Liquids are brought near a charged rod to check for attraction.
Covalent Bonding |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Water / Water Chemistry
Viscosity of Liquids  
Various experiments determining the viscosity of liquids.
Hydrogen Bonding |
Liquids |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties |
Transport Properties
Vapor Pressure of a Mixture: Raoult's Law  
The measurement of pressure exerted by a vapor is demonstrated using barometers. Vapor pressure varies with the strength of the intermolecular forces in the liquid. In this section we will look at vapor pressure of mixtures. We can calculate the vapor pressure of a mixture using Raoult's law.
Gases |
Liquids |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties
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
Solids-Liquids  
Reactions and demonstrations exploring the properties of solids and liquids.
Solids |
Liquids
Simulation of Dislocations in Metals  
An array of soap bubbles is used to simulate a close-packed arrangement of atoms in a metal crystal.
Metallic Bonding |
Metals |
Solids
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 |
Solids
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