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Energetic Light—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: Tom Russo, Chemistry Teacher, Retired , Milburn, NJ

Item #: AP8978 

Price: $31.21

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The Energetic Light Demonstration Kit solves the problem of chemiluminescent experiments that quickly fade. Demonstrate converting chemical energy into light energy for nearly 10 minutes while hearing "oohs" and "aahs" from students.

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Tired of chemiluminescent experiments that only last for a few seconds? Now you can demonstrate the conversion of chemical energy into light energy for nearly 10 minutes. Simply turn down the lights, combine two solutions and then listen to the oohs and aahs from your students. Our chemists at Flinn think this demonstration is unbelievable! Enough materials are provided to perform the demonstration seven times. Concepts: Chemilumescence, oxidation-reduction. Time Required: 10 minutes Chemicals Provided: An activator solution and a second solution with a mixture of chemiluminescent chemicals.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Energetic light solution, 500 mL
Hydrogen peroxide, McKesson©, 3%, 4 oz
Potassium ferricyanide solution, 0.6%, 500 mL

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes

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.
HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
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.