Demos

Demo Name Snapshot Primary Reference General Concept Type of Reaction
Aquarium Analogy Illustrating the Concept of Equilibrium Bilash, B., Gross, G.R., and Koob, J.K., A Demo A Day, Volume 2 - Another Year of Chemical Demonstrations, Flinn Scientific, Inc., 1998 p. 229 Equilibrium
Balloon Flame Test - With Explosive Results
Burning of Magnesium Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 38-39. Light, Thermodynamics Exothermic, Oxidation/Reduction
Carbon Dioxide Flame Extinguisher Bilash, B., Gross, G.R. and Koob, J.K. (2010), A Demo A Day - A Year of Chemical Demonstrations, Flinn Scientific Inc., p.25. Gases Combustion
Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide by Potassium Iodide Gross, G.R. et al, A Demo a Day – A Year of Chemical Demonstrations, Flinn Scientific, p 55. Kinetics Exothermic, Gas Evolution
Coin Operated Red, White and Blue Reaction Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 3 pp. 83-91. Acids and Bases, Electrochemistry Acid Base, Gas Evolution, Oxidation/Reduction
Colored Flames - A Rainbow of Fire
Concentration Dependence on the Rate of a Reaction Bilash, B., Gross, G.R. and Koob, J.K. (2010), A Demo A Day - A Year of Chemical Demonstrations, Flinn Scientific Inc., pp. 190-191. Kinetics Oxidation/Reduction
Crystallization from a Supersaturated Solution Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 27-30. Basic Concepts, Solutions and Salts Exothermic
Density - Sugar Getting You Down
Electrolytes
Explosive Reaction of Hydrogen and Oxygen Using Balloons Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 106-111. Gases Combustion, Exothermic
Fog Formation Upon Dry Ice / Hot Water Contact Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 2 pp. 114-120. Gases Gas Evolution
Formation of a Silver Mirror on a Glass Surface Shakhashiri, B.Z. (1992) Chemical Demonstrations - A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol.4, pp. 240-243. Organic Reactions Oxidation/Reduction
HCL Canon - Popping the Cork
Ira Remsen's Investigation of Nitric Acid Summerlin, L.R., Borgford, C.L., and Ealy, J.B., Chemical Demonstrations - A Sourcebook for Teachers, vol. 2, 2nd ed. (1988) p.4.
Limiting Reagent
Making Liquid Oxygen - Then Firing It Up
Oxidation of Potassium Iodide by Hydrogen Peroxide Shakhashiri, Bassam Z., Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry – Volume 4. Kinetics Oxidation/Reduction
Percent Ionization Bilash, B., Gross, G.R., and Koob, J.K., A Demo A Day, Volume 2 - Another Year of Chemical Demonstrations, Flinn Scientific, Inc., 1998 p. 204 Acids and Bases Acid Base
Rainbow Connection: Rainbow Colors with Mixed Acid-Base Indicators Creighton University Rainbow Connection Chemistry video. Acids and Bases Acid Base
Reaction of a Suspension of Magnesium Hydroxide with a Weak Acid (Milk of Magnesia) Steve Spangler Science web site – Milk of Magnesia Experiment – Color Changing Liquid Teaches Science Behind Antacids. Acids and Bases Acid Base
Silver Cyanate vs Silver Fulminate D. Britton, J.D. Dunitz, Acta Crystallographica, Vol. 19, Part 4, October 1965, p. 662. Lewis Structures Exothermic
Simulation of a Nuclear Chain Reaction Shakhashiri, B.Z. and Schreiner, R., 2008, Shakhashiri Chemical Demonstrations Videos – Instructional Guide Nuclear Chemistry Nuclear
Super Saturation - The Crystal Tower
Temperature Effect on the Equilibrium Between Two Gases Gross, G.R., Bilash, B. and Koob, J.K., (2010), A Demo A Day - A Year of Chemical Demonstrations, p. 202. Equilibrium Exothermic
The First Demonstration: Proof That Air Is a Substance Summerlin, L.R., Borgford, C.L., and Ealy, J.B., Chemical Demonstrations - A Sourcebook for Teachers, Vol. 2, 2nd ed. (1988) p. 3 Basic Concepts
Thermite - The Molten Core
Thermite Reaction Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 85-89 Thermodynamics Exothermic
Vapor Phase Oxidation – Ignition of Alcohol Vapor Shakhashiri, Bassam Z., Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry – Volume 2 p 216. Thermodynamics Combustion, Oxidation/Reduction
Vapor Pressure - Boiling Water Without Heat Gases