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The Cinnamon Clock Reaction—Chemical Demonstration Kit

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

Item #: AP2086

Price: $36.20

The Cinnamon Clock Reaction Kinetics Chemistry Demonstration Kit is a display of a clock reaction conducted with cinnamaldehyde, the organic molecule extracted from cinnamon sticks. Students love the smell of cinnamon flowing about the lab.

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A clock reaction is conducted using cinnamaldehyde, the organic molecule extracted from cinnamon sticks. Color changes are fascinating. Rates of reaction can also be discussed. Entire demonstration smells of cinnamon. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Kinetics, organic chemistry.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Cinnamaldehyde solution, acetone solution, sodium hydroxide solution.