Demos

General Concept: Acids and Bases
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Coin Operated Red, White and Blue Reaction Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 3 pp. 83-91. Acid Base, Gas Evolution, 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 Acid Base
Rainbow Connection: Rainbow Colors with Mixed Acid-Base Indicators Creighton University Rainbow Connection Chemistry video. 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. Acid Base
General Concept: Basic Concepts
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Crystallization from a Supersaturated Solution Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 27-30. 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
General Concept: Electrochemistry
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Coin Operated Red, White and Blue Reaction Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 3 pp. 83-91. Acid Base, Gas Evolution, Oxidation/Reduction
General Concept: Equilibrium
Demo Name Snapshot Reference 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
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. Exothermic
General Concept: Gases
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
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. Combustion
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. 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. Gas Evolution
Vapor Pressure - Boiling Water Without Heat
General Concept: Kinetics
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
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. Exothermic, Gas Evolution
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. Oxidation/Reduction
Oxidation of Potassium Iodide by Hydrogen Peroxide Shakhashiri, Bassam Z., Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry – Volume 4. Oxidation/Reduction
General Concept: Lewis Structures
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Silver Cyanate vs Silver Fulminate D. Britton, J.D. Dunitz, Acta Crystallographica, Vol. 19, Part 4, October 1965, p. 662. Exothermic
General Concept: Light
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Burning of Magnesium Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 38-39. Exothermic, Oxidation/Reduction
General Concept: Nuclear Chemistry
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Simulation of a Nuclear Chain Reaction Shakhashiri, B.Z. and Schreiner, R., 2008, Shakhashiri Chemical Demonstrations Videos – Instructional Guide Nuclear
General Concept: Organic Reactions
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
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. Oxidation/Reduction
General Concept: Solutions and Salts
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Crystallization from a Supersaturated Solution Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 27-30. Exothermic
General Concept: Thermodynamics
Demo Name Snapshot Reference Type of Reaction
Burning of Magnesium Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 38-39. Exothermic, Oxidation/Reduction
Thermite Reaction Shakhashiri, B.Z. 1983, Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry, vol. 1 pp. 85-89 Exothermic
Vapor Phase Oxidation – Ignition of Alcohol Vapor Shakhashiri, Bassam Z., Chemical Demonstrations – A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry – Volume 2 p 216. Combustion, Oxidation/Reduction