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Paramagnetic Metal Ions—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: Jeff Bracken, Westerville North High School, Westerville, OH

Item #: AP6309

Price: $51.85

The Paramagnetic Metal Ions Chemical Demonstration Kit is a great demonstration to introduce the difference between diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic substances. Students study magnetism, electron configuration and orbitals.

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A great demonstration to introduce the difference between diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic substances. In this unique demonstration setup, four different metal salts are placed in chambers and suspended from dowel rods. A strong magnet is used to move the chambers and show the differences in the magnetic forces of the four salts. Teacher Demonstration Notes included. 

Concepts: Magnetism, electron configuration, orbitals.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Materials Provided: Manganese(II) sulfate, copper(II) sulfate, zinc sulfate, calcium sulfate, salt chambers, dowel rods with hooks, neodymium magnet.
Note: A ring stand and two utility clamps are needed for this demonstration and available separately.