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Whoosh Bottle—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: John J. Fortman, Retired, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Item #: AP5943 

Price: $41.86

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The Whoosh Bottle Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration Kit is an astonishing demonstration of thermodynamics, combustion and molar relationships. Blue flames launch out of the bottle’s mouth while yellow flames pulsate inside the bottle.

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Wow your students with a whoosh! Students just love to see the blue alcohol flame shoot out of the mouth of the bottle and watch yellow dancing flames pulsate in the jug as more air is drawn in. Use this exciting demonstration to teach combustion reactions, molar relationships and thermodynamics concepts. Have your students write the chemical equation for the combustion of alcohol and predict the volume of water that will be formed. With the detailed procedure and safety information provided, you too can safely perform this popular explosive demonstration in your classroom. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Thermodynamics, combustion, molar relationships.
Time Required: 15 minutes  
Note: A safety shield and fire blanket are highly recommended when performing this demonstration.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Isopropyl alcohol, reagent, 250 mL
Whoosh bottle, polycarbonate, 5 gallon

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
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.
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.
MS-PS1-5: Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.