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A Giant Silver Mirror

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, silver nitrate in the presence of ammonia is reduced by glucose to silver. The silver forms a mirrored surface on the inside of a large round bottomed flask.

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Flame Colours

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, solutions of metal salts in ethanol are sprayed into a Bunsen burner flame. Students can identify the metal ion dissolved in the ethanol.

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The Hydrogen Rocket

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a drinks bottle is filled with hydrogen and air, the gas mixture is ignited with a modified piezoelectric gas lighter.

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A Controlled Hydrogen Explosion

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a tin can is filled with a hydrogen, which is burnt at an exit hole. When the correct hydrogen air mix is reached inside the can it explodes blowing the lid off.

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The Combustion of Methane

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a coffee can is filled with methane and fitted with a glass chimney. The gas is burnt and when it reaches the can it explodes and the lid is blown off.

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Thermal Properties of Water

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, water is boiled in a paper cup without burning the cup and a balloon containing water will not burst when a flame is held to it.

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The Density of Ice

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, an ice cube is shown to float on cooking oil. However when the ice is melted, the water sinks.

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The Tubeless Siphon

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a viscous liquid of polyethylene oxide in propan-2-ol (isopropanol) is poured into a second beaker. On returning the first beaker to the upright position, the liquid continues to siphon by climbing up the side of the beaker and over the rim.

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Movement of Ions During Electrolysis

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a petri dish which contains sodium sulphate solution and bromocresol purple indicator undergoes electrolysis. The movement of the blue colour away from the cathode shows the movement of the hydroxide ions.

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Endothermic Solid-solid Reactions

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, barium hydroxide and solid ammonium chloride are mixed in a beaker. There is a considerable drop in temperature and a strong smell from the ammonia produced.

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