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Redox and the Goddess of Beauty—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: Jim and Julie Ealy, Retired, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ

Item #: AP8472

Price: $47.85

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In the Redox and the Goddess of Beauty Oxidation–Reduction Chemical Demonstration Kit, a vanadate solution goes through color changes. Vanadium is named after the Goddess of Beauty, Vanadis, and truly lives up to its name in this demonstration.

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Because of its beautiful multicolored compounds, vanadium, atomic number 23, was named after the Scandinavian Goddess of Beauty, Vanadis. In this demonstration, a yellow vanadate solution goes through a series of color changes when shaken together with granulated zinc. Each color change is due to a change in the oxidation state of the vanadium. Vanadium truly lives up to its name in this demo! Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Oxidation–reduction, properties of vanadium.
Time Required: 20 minutes


Materials Included in Kit:
Ammonium metavanadate solution, 1 L
Hydrogen peroxide solution, 6%, 100 mL
Zinc granular, 50 g