Paramagnetic Metal Ions—Chemical Demonstration Kit
By: Jeff Bracken, Westerville North High School, Westerville, OH
Item #: AP6309
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.
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.