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The Hydrogen Peroxide Rainbow - Chemical Demonstration Kit

The Hydrogen Peroxide Rainbow - Chemical Demonstration Kit, AP8659
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The Hydrogen Peroxide Rainbow - Chemical Demonstration Kit
Product Description

By: Jim and Julie Ealy, Retired
The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ

Produce a rainbow of colors by demonstrating how hydrogen peroxide can both oxidize and reduce. Hydrogen peroxide (which is a colorless solution) will cause another colorless solution to turn yellow then red-orange. It also has the ability to make a purple solution go through a series of color changes with the end solution being colorless. Teacher Demonstration Notes included. Enough materials are included to perform the demonstration seven times.
Concepts: Oxidation-reduction.
Time Required: 15-20 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Potassium iodide solution, sulfuric acid solution, hydrogen peroxide solution, and potassium permanganate solution.


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