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Generating and Detecting Ozone—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7249 

Price: $64.02

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The Generating & Detecting Ozone Chemical Demonstration Kit is a very topical activity that highlights ozone’s unique role in environmental chemistry. The reactions of ozone with organic compounds are shown in a series of special effects.

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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.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Food dye, blue, 15 mL
Food dye, green, 15 mL
Sulfuric acid solution, 3 M, 30 mL
Balloons, assorted colors, 5", 15
Connector cord with alligator clips, 2
Pencil leads, 0.9 mm, tube of 15
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 15
Platinum wire, 1½"
Rubber band, large, 15
Rubber band, small, 15
Syringe with needle, disposable, 10 mL
Wood splints, pkg/30

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS1-3: Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.