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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: $19.90

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
Chemicals Provided: Potassium iodide solution, sulfuric acid solution, hydrogen peroxide solution, potassium permanganate solution.