| CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS
Light: the eerie glow of Luminol A fascinating demonstration of
chemiluminescence - the production of light by chemical reaction. When
the chemical Luminol is oxidized in the presence of a catalyst, it
produces an eerie
|Find Traces of Blood - CSI Another chemical demonstration using Luminol.
Microscopic traces of blood will glow an eerie blue in the dark when
sprayed with this solution. Great for Crime Scene Investigation
training & general police work.
|Mysterious Sodium Acetate
Sodium Acetate can instantly turn solid and become liquid again. This
unusual chemical is what reusable Hand Warmers are made from and is
to experiment with.
|Make a Super Ball
The familiar high
bouncing & colorful Super balls are actually Silicate based
polymers that can be easily made by mixing two liquids together to form
a solid with amazing elastic properties.
Silicate and either Ethyl alcohol or Phenolphthalein
|Black Powder (Gunpowder)
basis of most fireworks, model rocket engines and old firearms was
Black Powder. Easily make small amounts of this historic mixture for
pyrotechnic experiments or for use in small rocket motors.
|Instant Cold! Mix just a small amount of water with one
chemical, and the temperature immediately drops to near freezing!
Make your own instant Ice Packs.
An easy and surprising experiment.
|Making Nitrous Oxide Nitrous Oxide (also known as Laughing Gas) is
an oxidizer used in rocket fuels and to boost the power of race
cars. You can make some and demonstrate its power as an oxidizer in
|Silver Tree Using a clean piece of Copper wire, water, and
a glass container, make a pure Silver tree by extracting the
Silver metal from a Silver Nitrate solution.
|Exploding Balloon This self-inflating balloon explodes when held
over a lit candle. A classic attention grabbing
|Make Pure Sand Very few places on Earth will one find pure,
white Sand. It is easily made in the home laboratory with two
|The Amazing Chemical Garden Various chemical crystals dropped into a clear
solution quickly grow over a period of about 1/2
hour to produce a stunning and colorful landscape. A variety of
different chemicals can be used as 'seeds'.
Silicate & small amounts of various other chemicals. See Text.
|Bismuth Crystals Make stunning, multicolor Bismuth crystals from
the molten metal. Bismuth melts at a fairly low
temperature so this can be done using the kitchen stove as a heat
|Negative X: Start a Fire With
Water A very
popular chemistry demo. This combination of chemicals produces a highly
water sensitive mixture that instantly ignites when a drop of water
lands on it.
|Uranium Extraction from Ore
Alkaline Extraction method, remove the Uranium from Carnotite Uranium
produce Uranyl Tricarbonate. Part 1 of 2 experiments.
|Make Light Sensitive Silver
Chloride Paper Similar to the way photographic
paper works, this experiment will produce a small coated sheet of paper
that changes color on exposure to light.
|Underwater Exploding Bubbles
chemistry demo showing
the reaction between Acetylene and Chlorine. As the bubbles of the two
gasses collide, a tiny explosion & flash of light is produced
|Smoke Bombs Light a tiny piece of this solid mixture
(about the size of your thumb), and it makes a giant cloud of smoke in
seconds! Very popular as a smoke screen with our customers that are
into Paintball tournaments.
Potassium Nitrate Sugar, Safety Fuse