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What is the definition of corrosive? This unforgettable demonstration will imprint forever the definition of corrosive in the students’ minds. Adding acid to a cow eye and then quickly rinsing it off shows students the immediate and irreversible damage that occurs to eye tissue when a strong acid is splashed in the eyes. Students will observe the deterioration of the eye tissue after just a few seconds of exposure to the acid. Teachers often have a difficult time getting students to wear their goggles—this demo is an effective way of solving this problem!

Concepts

  • Safety
  • Acids & Bases
  • Personal Protective Equipment