This quick demonstration is a highly visual illustration of the use of acid-base indicators to determine pH. Milk of magnesia is mostly a suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water. Magnesium hydroxide is a strong base that readily neutralizes hydrochloric acid. Universal indicator is a mixture of several acid-base indicators. The changing colours of the indicator during this reaction help students to observe the pH changes that occur during neutralization.
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In this demo, a polyethylene strip is charged by rubbing with wool. The charged strip is then used to make paper circles stand on their edges inside a Petri dish. This demo introduces students to the... read more
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