Tagged Chemistry

Crystal for a Christmas Tree – Science at work

The copper-iron and copper-silver interaction are examples of reduction and oxidation reactions.

Watching the Kettle Boil – Science

I used the time lapse facility to capture the image of the water heating process every five seconds and plotted the relationship. The relationship is linear, confirming that the 2000 W kettle element adds a constant amount of energy to the kettle and water every second.

Inspiring Education

#Inspire Crystal Garden. Crystals in a glass jam-jar with a string hanging from a pencil over a blue-green liquid (mainly copper sulphate for those who want to know). Later Quartz crystals in the real garden. Eventually, molecular shapes on a computer screen in space filling, ball and stick and stick forms. An old scholar’s fascination with snow crystals. Metal crystals! All these, but the first foremost, lit the chemistry candle in me.   I have attempted to light a similar candle in my kids. They appreciated the sodium-phosphate-crystal-growth kit – the biggest crystal I have ever produced. They were the…