Flame colours: a demonstration
Show the flame colours of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and other metal salts by safely spraying sodium chloride, potassium chloride, lithium chloride, copper sulfate and ethanol through a bunsen flame.
Making a photographic print
The light sensitive silver halides, silver chloride, silver bromide and silver iodide, are used to make photographic film and photographic paper. In this experiment, a photographic print is produced.
Chemistry of fireworks
Reverend Ron Lancaster MBE showcases how chemistry is involved in making fireworks with some fantastic demonstrations. Warning: These demonstrations have been tailored for this lecture. If you are to perform similar experiments in your laboratory, please make sure you carry out a full risk assessment. Video: Chemistry of ...
Investigating the chemistry of how fireworks work | 14-16 years
Explore the principles behind fireworks and what makes the different colours we see when they go off using this lesson plan with activities for 14-16 year olds.
How to Make Potassium Carbonate
Potassium carbonate, also known as potash in its crude form, has the chemical symbol K2CO3. It can be made by burning organic material and using the ash that is produced. This is because potassium and carbon are present in many living things. Potash is used in the making of soap and glass and was traditionally ...