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Chemiluminescent Ammonia Fountain—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP8983 

Price: $54.69

This item is temporarily out of stock. The expected available to ship date is 05/31/2024

The Chemiluminescent Ammonia Fountain Chemical Demonstration Kit is an exciting presentation of the solubility of a gas in water and the conversion of chemical energy to light. Students won't forget these difficult chemistry concepts.

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An exciting demonstration showing the solubility of a gas in water and the conversion of chemical energy to light. Using the old-time ammonia fountain demonstration we've added a “special twist” by having a chemiluminescent reaction also take place at the same time. This demonstration is not only exciting to watch, but will also help your students understand some difficult chemistry concepts. Enough materials are provided to perform the demonstration seven times. Concepts: Chemiluminescence, solubility. Time Required: 25 minutes Materials Provided: Hydrogen peroxide, sodium carbonate, luminol, sodium bicarbonate, ammonium carbonate, copper(II) sulfate, and a T-shaped tubing connector. Note: A one-liter, round-bottom flask and a few mL of concentrated ammonium hydroxide are required and available separately. Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ammonium carbonate, 3.5 g
Copper(II) sulfate, 2.8 g
Hydrogen peroxide solution, 6%, 175 mL
Luminol, 1.4 g
Sodium bicarbonate, 170 g
Sodium carbonate, 30 g
Tubing connector, T-shaped, 1½"

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.