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Colorful Chemical Fountains  Nicholas C. Thomas and Stephen Faulk
A chemical fountain, constructed from several vertically stacked plastic champagne cups, is used to demonstrate acidbase and chemiluminescence reactions.
Thomas, Nicholas C.; Faulk, Stephen. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1061.
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Physical Properties |
Reactions
The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Serpentine Remains  Ken Shaw
This story is a chemical mystery, set in the context of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, that emphasizes qualitative analysis, descriptive chemistry, and forensics.
Shaw, Ken. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 507.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Coordination Compounds |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Forensic Chemistry |
Qualitative Analysis
How Does Your Laundry Glow?  Richard B. Weinberg
This activity examines the effect of pH on the fluorescence properties of the optical brighteners in liquid laundry detergent. Students conduct acid titrations in the presence and absence of a buffer to determine the pH of the fluorescence color transition.
Weinberg, Richard B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 800A.
Acids / Bases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Photochemistry |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
pH
An Iodine Fluorescence Quenching Clock Reaction  Richard B. Weinberg
Describes a fluorescent clock reaction based on the principles of the Landolt iodine reaction but using the potent fluorescence quenching properties of triiodide to abruptly extinguish the ultraviolet fluorescence of optical brighteners present in liquid laundry detergents.
Weinberg, Richard B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 797.
Acids / Bases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Kinetics |
Oxidation / Reduction |
pH |
Photochemistry |
Rate Law |
Vitamins
More Thoughts on the Narra Tree Fluorescence  A. Ulises Acuña
The source of L. nephriticum and the substance responsible for the intense blue fluorescence in an earlier published demonstration may require further consideration.
Acuña, A. Ulises. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 231.
Fluorescence Spectroscopy |
Natural Products |
Plant Chemistry |
Solutions / Solvents |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy |
Acids / Bases
The Chemical Wizardry of J. K. Rowling  Jane Snell Copes
Many of the chemical special effects that take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry can be simulated and understood by non-magical chemists. This article connects Rowling's literary special effects to chemical references with safety information and directions.
Copes, Jane Snell. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1479.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction
Using Balloons for a Dramatic Presentation of the Acid–Bicarbonate Reaction  Miroslav Proka and Anna Tóthová
Describes the use of balloons in demonstrating the reaction between sodium hydrogen carbonate and acid.
Proka, Miroslav; Tóthová, Anna. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1471.
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Reactions
The Fluorescence of Lignum nephriticum: A Flash Back to the Past and a Simple Demonstration of Natural Substance Fluorescence  Mark Muyskens
This article describes a simple but visually striking demonstration of fluorescence from the aqueous extract of the tropical hardwood Pterocarpus indicus.
Muyskens, Mark. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 765.
Acids / Bases |
Fluorescence Spectroscopy |
Natural Products |
pH |
Solutions / Solvents |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
The Great Wakonse Earthquake of 2003: A Short, Problem-Based Introduction to the Titration Concept  Brian P. Coppola, Amy C. Gottfried, Robyn L. Gdula, Alan L. Kiste, and Nathan W. Ockwig
This activity introduces nonscience adult learners to the concept of titration from real-world instructions about earthquake water safety found in a California phone book.
Coppola, Brian P.; Gottfried, Amy C.; Gdula, Robyn L.; Kiste, Alan L.; Ockwig, Nathan W. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 600.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Qualitative Analysis |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Water / Water Chemistry
An Interactive Analytical Chemistry Summer Camp for Middle School Girls  Mary E. Robbins and Mark H. Schoenfisch
Describes an interactive chemistry outreach program designed specifically for middle school girls. The goal of this program is to expose girls to analytical chemistry in a way that will spark their interest in how it is studied, its role in modern scientific research, and some of the educational and career opportunities that this field has to offer.
Robbins, Mary E.; Schoenfisch, Mark H. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1486.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Chromatography |
Quantitative Analysis |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Women in Chemistry |
Plant Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Chemistry at a Science Museum  Robert G. Silberman, Charles Trautmann, and Susan M. Merkel
Interactive chemistry activities developed for science museums are described and discussed. The activities are specifically designed for young museum visitors (610 years old). Each activity involves a challenge problem that can be successfully mastered by working with some simple chemicals.
Silberman, Robert G.; Trautmann, Charles; Merkel, Susan M. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 51.
Acids / Bases |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Conductivity |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Enzymes
Acid–Base Reactions with Carbon Dioxide  Ana Paula Carvalho, Ångela F. S. S. Mendonça, and M. Fátima M. Piedade
Two acid base demonstrations with carbon dioxide; first neutralizes an aqueous solution of powdered laundry detergent with exhaled carbon dioxide; second uses vinegar and baking soda with laundry detergent to produce a carbon dioxide foam.
Carvalho, Ana Paula; Mendonça, Ångela F. S. S.; Piedade, M. Fátima M. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 1464A.
Acids / Bases |
Natural Products |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
Is Every Transparent Liquid Water?  Muhamad Hugerat and Sobhi Basheer
Comparisons of the properties (polarity, electric conductivity, color change due to the presence of an acid-base indicator, and electrolysis) of three transparent and colorless liquids: water, glycerol, hexane, and ethanol.
Hugerat, Muhamad; Basheer, Sobhi. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1041.
Acids / Bases |
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Conductivity |
Electrophoresis
Gas Me Up, or, A Baking Powder Diver  Henry R. Derr, Tricia Lewis, and Bretton J. Derr
In this procedure, a pipet that repeatedly submerges and rises to the surface in a tub of water is produced from a beral pipet and baking powder. The procedure works well in outreach activities with children aged 4 to 40 and beyond.
Derr, Henry R.; Lewis, Tricia; Derr, Bretton J. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 171.
Acids / Bases |
Gases
Soapmaking  
This activity provides a simple experiment that introduces students to an important reaction of organic chemistry. It also helps students connect chemistry to something that they see and use every day and provides an opportunity for cross-curricular work.
J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 192A.
Acids / Bases |
Industrial Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Alka Seltzer Poppers: An Interactive Exploration  A. M. Sarquis and L. M. Woodward
This experiment illustrates concepts concerning the pressure-volume relationship of gases, solubility relationships of both gases and solids in liquids relative to temperature, the kinetics of the reaction of Alka Seltzer in water, and acid-base chemistry.
Sarquis, Arlyne M.; Woodward, L. M. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 385.
Acids / Bases |
Gases |
Kinetics |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
The "Magic" Flask  Battino, Rubin; Fortman, John J.
Apparatus designed to "magically" dispense liquids of many different colors without refilling.
Battino, Rubin; Fortman, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 246.
Acids / Bases |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
The rainbow reaction: pH and universal indicator solution   Moore, Howard; Moore, Elizabeth B.
Colorful demonstrations using indicators.
Moore, Howard; Moore, Elizabeth B. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 406.
Acids / Bases |
pH
Teas as natural indicators   Epp, Dianne N.
A laboratory procedure including herbal teas and their indicating colors when in acid and base solutions.
Epp, Dianne N. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 326.
Acids / Bases |
Food Science |
Qualitative Analysis |
pH
Gas reactions in plastic bags: Relating laboratory observations to the atomic-molecular model  Robinson, Maurice; Barrow, Gordon M.
Carrying out chemical reactions in Ziplock bags to investigate a variety of chemical concepts.
Robinson, Maurice; Barrow, Gordon M. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 1026.
Kinetic-Molecular Theory |
Gases |
Reactions |
Acids / Bases |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Photochemistry |
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Physical Properties
Acid rain investigations   Epp, Dianne N.; Curtright, Robert
A series of reactions that can be carried out to demonstrate the effects of acid rain.
Epp, Dianne N.; Curtright, Robert J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 1034.
Acids / Bases |
Green Chemistry
Making colorful patterns on paper dyed with red cabbage juice  Suzuki, Chieko
Instructions and diagrams for the activity as well as the molecular structures of the dyes.
Suzuki, Chieko J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 588.
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Natural Products |
pH
Demonstration properties of sulfur dioxide   Brouwer, H.
Demonstrations of properties of sulfur dioxide are timely, given current debates between Canada and the United States regarding acid rain.
Brouwer, H. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 417.
Acids / Bases |
Green Chemistry |
pH
A hands-on introduction to chemistry for gifted students in the intermediate grades  Greco, Thomas G.; Greco, Catherine B.
Experiments involving density, metals and acids, acids and indicators, pH, neutralization reactions, and analytical chemistry in the kitchen for upper elementary students.
Greco, Thomas G.; Greco, Catherine B. J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 537.
Physical Properties |
pH |
Metals |
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Reactions |
Consumer Chemistry
An "indicating" experience for students  Borer, Londa L.
Demonstrations of indicating tests for carbon dioxide, acidity, starch, and chloride aimed at upper elementary students.
Borer, Londa L. J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 446.
Acids / Bases
An exhibition on everyday chemistry: Communicating chemistry to the public  Ucko, David A.; Schreiner, Rodney; Shakhashiri, Bassam Z.
A recent addition to a large urban museum aids in the efforts to better educate the public about the role of chemistry in their lives.
Ucko, David A.; Schreiner, Rodney; Shakhashiri, Bassam Z. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 1081.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Photochemistry |
Physical Properties |
Reactions
Pre-chemistry acid rain activities for kids  Barrow, Lloyd H.
Two activities developed for middle school students: "What is my pH?" and "pH and Lemonade".
Barrow, Lloyd H. J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, 339.
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
pH
Sequential color reactions: School colors and a red-white-and-blue demonstration   Lambert, Jack L.; Chejlava, Michael J.; Fina, Gary T.; Luce, Nina L.
Many school colors can be generated using the directions for acid-base demonstrations in this article.
Lambert, Jack L.; Chejlava, Michael J.; Fina, Gary T.; Luce, Nina L. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 141.
pH |
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments
Exploring chemistry for junior high students  Cohen, Sheldon H.
A five-session program entitled "Exploring Chemistry for Junior High Students."
Cohen, Sheldon H. J. Chem. Educ. 1980, 57, 723.
Acids / Bases |
Reactions |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Equilibrium |
Kinetics
The hydrogen ion concentration of weak monobasic acids and their salts  Park, Bart
Presents several tables of calculated pH values of a wide variety of weak acid solutions.
Park, Bart J. Chem. Educ. 1953, 30, 257.
Acids / Bases |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
pH |
Solutions / Solvents