This classic demonstration involves conducting flame tests of metal salt solutions. The colour of each flame test can be used as a qualitative test to detect the presence of the corresponding metal salt. Refer back to this demonstration when considering the spectroscopic work done by Neils Bohr and others that led to the ideas of energy levels and the quantization of energy.
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In this demonstration, a chemical reaction is used to make a hidden message visible. The demonstration illustrates an entertaining application of chemical reactions in toys and everyday objects. It... read more
In this demo, a polyethylene strip is charged by rubbing with wool. The charged strip is then used to charge a neutral object, a pith ball, by contact. This demo can be done as a student activity. read more