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Disappearing Rainbow - Chemical Demonstration Kit

Disappearing Rainbow -
Chemical Demonstration Kit, AP8979
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Disappearing Rainbow - Chemical Demonstration Kit
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Your students will love this colorful demonstration which is always a teacher favorite at science conventions. A colorless solution is added to each of six seemingly empty beakers. A second colorless solution is then added and each of the six resulting solutions turns a different color of the rainbow. Add more of the first solution and the rainbow of colors disappears. Challenge your students to explain these amazing observations.
The secret is the small amount of indicator or mixture of indicators placed in each beaker before the demonstration. The first solution is hydrochloric acid which keeps the indicators colorless. The second solution is sodium hydroxide which raises the pH and activates the indicators causing a spectrum of color to appear. Enough materials are included to perform the demonstration seven times.
Concepts: Acid-base indicators.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Sodium hydroxide solution, hydrochloric acid solution, indicator solutions of violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red.


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Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 344
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 398
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