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A very common misconception that students often possess is that solids are heavier than liquids. This demonstration will expose this misconception because two clear, colorless solutions will react instantly to form a white precipitate. If the total mass of the two solutions is determined, the final mass of the products should remain the same.

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  • Biochemistry
  • Acids & Bases
  • Consumer chemistry
  • pH
  • Indicators
  • Physiology