By: Jim and Julie Ealy, Retired, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ
Item #: AP2087
The Rapid Oxidation Chemical Demonstration Kit is one of the safer fire, brimstone and smoke reactions. Students witness the oxidation of glycerin by a permanganate. The reaction is spectacular and dramatic with smoke and fire flaring up.
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This is one of the safer fire, brimstone and smoke reactions. When you add a small amount of glycerin to potassium permanganate, your students will witness the oxidation of glycerin by a permanganate. The reaction is very dramatic with lots of smoke and fire erupting from your evaporating dish. Spectacular, but safe! Teacher Demonstration Notes included.
Concepts: Oxidation–reduction, exothermic reactions. Time Required: 15 minutes Chemicals Provided: Potassium permanganate and glycerin. Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.