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Videos: 38 results
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
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
Solids-Liquids  
Reactions and demonstrations exploring the properties of solids and liquids.
Solids |
Liquids
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
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
Electrolysis  
Various examples of electrolysis are presented.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
pH |
Conductivity
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
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
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
Scattering and Absorption of Light  
The effects of passing light through a colloidal suspension of milk in water and through a solution of copper sulfate are shown.
Colloids |
Physical Properties |
Liquids
Viscosity of Liquids  
The viscosities of water, 2-propanol (rubbing alcohol), ethylene glycol (antifreeze) and vegetable oil are compared. The viscosities of water, hexane, octane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and 1-pentanol are measured.
Liquids |
Physical Properties
Electrical Conductivity-Liquids  
The conductivity of liquids are tested.
Conductivity |
Liquids |
Physical Properties
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
Electrical Conductivity-Solids  
The conductivity of various solids are tested.
Conductivity |
Solids |
Physical Properties
Vapor Pressure: Drinking Bird  
A novelty store "Drinking Bird" repeatedly dips is beak into a beaker of water and then bobs back to an upright position. Visible movement of a liquid in the bird's body accompanies the bobbing; the movement is caused by changing vapor pressure of the liquid due to different temperatures at the bird's head and the bird's body.
Liquids |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams
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
Measuring Relative Viscosity  
The rate of flow of six different liquids through a Mohr pipet is measured.
Liquids |
Physical Properties |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
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 |
Liquids
Ferrofluid  
A magnet placed just below a dish containing ferrofluid generates an array of spikes in the fluid.
Liquids |
Magnetic Properties |
Metals |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Boiling by Cooling  
A flask contains water and water vapor at 100C. Each time ice water is poured over the outside of the flask, the water inside the flask boils. Although the temperature of the water in the flask has decreased, in each instance boiling is observed.
Gases |
Liquids |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams
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
Vapor Pressure: Molecular Size  
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.
Gases |
Liquids |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical 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
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
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