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    This is all pretty cool, but got me wondering if Chemistry experiments like this actually happen in the classroom??

    If Yes- what's the best experiments you've seen? :cookie:
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    iodine clock thingy... that's bout it x'D
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    (Original post by Tank Girl)

    This is all pretty cool, but got me wondering if Chemistry experiments like this actually happen in the classroom??

    If Yes- what's the best experiments you've seen? :cookie:
    I did it in school, but not THAT big lool.
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    Best chemistry experiment I have seen is the burning of trimethyl borate. It was so cool
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    That's pretty cool! I'm impressed your school let you do it
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    Oooh, magical
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    (Original post by Tank Girl)
    Oooh, magical
    :wizard2:
    Sadly, it wasn't as big :cry2: = not as magical
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    Coolest experiment at our school. :indiff:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2TimLxskZw
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    (Original post by z33)
    iodine clock thingy... that's bout it x'D
    Actually did that today lol.
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    (Original post by Anon_98)
    Coolest experiment at our school. :indiff:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2TimLxskZw
    I love that experiment.

    Everyone knows how reactive Mg is, so when I show group 1s in water, I always follow it with the reactivity of group 2s - I hold a piece of Mg ribbon at arms length in tongues and (apparently) fearfully drop it into the water.

    Even the kids who should know better start hiding being each other.

    The fools.
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    I love that experiment.

    Everyone knows how reactive Mg is, so when I show group 1s in water, I always follow it with the reactivity of group 2s - I hold a piece of Mg ribbon at arms length in tongues and (apparently) fearfully drop it into the water.

    Even the kids who should know better start hiding being each other.

    The fools.
    Brilliant. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Nununu)
    Actually did that today lol.
    :eek2: You went to school today? :console:
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    I loved titrations. Not sure why but I found them intensely satisfying.
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    I don't think there is better than pharoah's serpent:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIEJvQaOgSE
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    Lots of folk still do Demo lectures. We had one recently at school from Steven Rossington.

    When I did my PhD I used to accompany my Prof to various venues putting on Demo lectures.

    Here's a good book I have with ideas in it.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chemical-Mag...chemical+magic

    There is a Medal awarded by Uni of Nottingham for best Demo lecture named after Col Shaw for 'For Maintaining the Tradition of the Demonstration Lecture' http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/b.d.shaw...y/shawmed.html
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    CHRIST ALIVEEE
    https://youtu.be/hqoCobAuAzo
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    For me, it's a toss up between Thermite and Rubidium/Caesium in Water.
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    The former burns super violently, the latter 'explodes'.

    I'm really interested as to what would happen if we had Francium in Water.
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    (Original post by Tank Girl)


    This is all pretty cool, but got me wondering if Chemistry experiments like this actually happen in the classroom??

    If Yes- what's the best experiments you've seen? :cookie:
    The first experiments reminds me of the so called elephant toothpaste, right? no, I can't remember that I have ever made experiments like those in classrooms, not even the named elephant toothpaste.

    Hehe, like this teacher and his courage to perform such dangerous experients for students in the class.
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    If you can get it to work, a Briggs-Rauscher reaction is pretty cool to watch.
    p nitro-aniline and concentrated sulfuric acid
    Thermite is great
    Glucose and melted potassium Chlorate is funny.
    These are some that I quite like and think are quite cool.
 
 
 
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