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Pharaoh's serpent is the name of a very interesting chemical reaction that produces a snake-like foam. Unfortunately, it requires the use of a toxic mercury compound. Explore this very similar reaction that can be achieved quite simply by using fuel tablets and calcium gluconate tablets and learn a lot about the chemistry that is involved!
This Nobel Laureate crossword puzzle focuses on prizes awarded between 1991 and 2000. Learn and revisit some historical chemistry, terminology and background on key historical figures in this field. This is our tenth in a series of Nobel Laureate crossword puzzles.
This post describes a simple device used to demonstrate and clarify some challenging concepts in thermodynamics at the General Chemistry level.
Dean Campbell uses demonstrations and props to illustrate concepts while teaching his collegiate Materials Chemistry course. Many of the examples described are also suitable for use in high school and collegiate General Chemistry courses.
Have a 3D printer? Make some 3D printed models of various carbon allotropes!
This activity allows for the simple and accurate determination of the heat of fusion, ΔHfusion, of water at 0°C.
What is some of the chemistry involved in the formation of ice clouds when boiling water is thrown into icy air?
This initial study outlines the effect on the colour of anthocyanin-containing solutions when mixed with caffeine. Given the diversity of anthocyanin structures available from other vegetables, fruits or flowers, there is great potential for series of open-ended experiments for students in classes or science clubs to investigate.
Discover the secrets behind flame-shaped highlighter markings that not only disappear and reappear but also glow and flicker under the influence of acids, bases, and UV lights.