A couple of common demos can be miniaturized for table demonstration. The ones we’ve used are instant Coke, blue bottle, and traffic light. Instant Coke is the iodine/starch reaction, the other two are variations on re-dox reactions. Also, alginate worms and non-newtonian fluid (corn starch and water) are gooey fun. And completely non-hazardous.
If you need details, let me know off line.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
Our EHS department is participating for the first time in the University-wide science expo and we are trying to come up with some ideas for demonstrations for our theme, “Safe Science”. Just wondering if anyone has ever done anything like this and could provide some suggestions? Thanks!
Catherine R. Brennan
Assistant Director - Environment, Health and Safety
Chemical Safety and Emergency Response Officer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1120 Estes Drive Extension, CB#1650
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1650
(919) 962-0227 FAX
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