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The Copper Test Tube—Chemical Demonstration Kit

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

Item #: AP2091

Price: $35.10

With the Copper Test Tube Oxidation–Reduction Chemical Demonstration Kit, take a “clear” test tube, add a few drops of chemical solutions, swirl and place it in hot water. Before students’ very eyes, they will see copper develop.

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Take a test tube that “appears” to be absolutely clear, add a few drops of different chemical solutions, swirl the test tube around and place it in hot water. Before your students’ very eyes, they will see a beautiful film of copper develop and deposit on the test tube glass. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Oxidation–reduction.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Tin(II) chloride solution, silver nitrate solution, Fehling’s solutions A and B, glyoxal solution.
Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.