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The Hydrogen Peroxide Rainbow—Chemical Demonstration Kit

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

Item #: AP8659

Price: $21.85

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With the Hydrogen Peroxide Rainbow Oxidation–Reduction Chemical Demonstration Kit, students will be bedazzled. Produce a rainbow of colors by illustrating how hydrogen peroxide can both oxidize and reduce.

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Produce a rainbow of colors by demonstrating how hydrogen peroxide can both oxidize and reduce. Hydrogen peroxide (which is a colorless solution) will cause another colorless solution to turn yellow then red-orange. It also has the ability to make a purple solution go through a series of color changes with the end solution being colorless. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.  

Concepts: Oxidation–reduction.
Time Required: 15–20 minutes


Materials Included in Kit: 
Hydrogen peroxide solution, 6%, 10 mL
Potassium iodide solution, 0.12 M, 350 mL
Potassium permanganat solution, 0.004 M, 350 mL
Sulfuric acid solution, 1 M, 10 mL

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.