Talk to a Flinn Scientist or Customer Service Rep1-800-452-1261M-F 7:30am-5pm CT

Generating and Detecting Ozone - Chemical Demonstration Kit

Generating and Detecting Ozone - Chemical Demonstration Kit, AP7249
Catalog Number
Generating and Detecting Ozone - Chemical Demonstration Kit
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Ozone and oxygen are allotropes of oxygen and related molecules, but they have very different properties. Investigate the formation and properties of ozone with this novel, small-scale gas-generating kit. Ozone is produced as a byproduct of the electrolysis of sulfuric acid solution. A special modified transfer pipet serves as both the reaction vessel and delivery tube for the ozone. The reactions of ozone with unsaturated organic compounds are illustrated in a series of special effects. Watch as ozone causes a balloon to burst, a rubber band to snap, and decolorizes food dyes and pigments. A very topical demonstration that highlights ozone’s unique role in environmental chemistry! Enough materials are provided to perform the demonstration seven times.
Concepts: Electrolysis, oxidation–reduction, properties of ozone.
Time Required: 30 minutes
Materials Provided: Sulfuric acid solution, dyes, platinum wire, rubber bands, syringe, pipets, alligator clip leads, balloons.
Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.


Additional Resources
No Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 365
P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL60510



*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.