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General Chemistry

Lecture Demonstrations

and

Audio/Visual Resources

In the following table of contents, the demonstrations have been organized by the chapter headings of the textbook General Chemistry, 4th edition by Darell D. Ebbing.

For assistance with lecture demonstrations contact Alice Dobie-Galuska in the Instructional Support Office, C021D, phone 855-4442, or email adobiega@indiana.edu.

Table of Contents: Titles marked with a star (*) identify demonstrations that do not require a written procedure, such as prepare 1 M NaOH and dilute to 0.1 M.

1. Chemistry and Measurement

Column Chromatography

Conservation of Mass; Conservation of Volume?

Density Demonstrations

The Elements (Samples of many elements available)

How Wide is the Lecture Hall? A Study of the Precision of The Meter Stick

Kilogram Weight, A Liter Beaker, A Mole

Paper Chromatography (Coffee filter, water, and felt tip pen)

Why Fahrenheit is What It Is

 

2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

Burning of Methane - see Types of Chemical Reactions

Methane/Oxygen Explosion

Limewater as Indicator of CO2

Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models

Radioactivity

Making Molecular Ions

Conservation of Mass; Conservation of Volume?

3. Chemical Reactions: An Introduction

Acids and Carbonates

Balancing Chemical Reactions

Electrolytes: Conductivity

Measurements of pH (compare pH of various solutions with Overhead pH Meter)

Soap Suds Titration

Types of Reactions:

1) Combustion Reactions: Methane and Butane (Cigarette Lighter)

2) Displacement Reaction: Zinc and Hydrochloric Acid

3) Metathesis Reaction: Form a Precipitate

4) Decomposition Reaction: Electrolysis of Water

5) Oxidation: Copper Plating a Nail

6) Acid-Base: Titrate HCl with NaOH*

Red Cabbage Juice pH Indicator

4. Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations

The Ammonia Fountain

Dilute 1 M NaOH to 0.1 M NaOH*

Limiting Reagent: Put a Candle Under a Jar*

One Mole Samples of Various Substances*

Preparation of Acetylene in a Caving Helmet 75 Prepare 1 M NaOH*

Titration of HCl with NaOH*

Effect of pH on Solubility

5. The Gaseous State

Ammonium Chloride Ring

Absolute Zero

Ammonia Fountain

Boiling Acetone at Lower than Standard Pressure

Boyle's Law

Bromine Diffusion

Cartesian Diver

Collapsing Can

Density Demonstrations

The Effect of Temperature of the Rate of Diffusion

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen

Model of Lung and Diaphram

Pressure of Water Versus Pressure of Air

Volume of CO2 Increases as Temperature Increases

6. Thermochemistry

The Acid in Water Puzzle

The Dehydration of Sugar by Sulfuric Acid

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Heat of Solution

Luminol

The Magic Wand (Reaction of Potassium Chlorate and Sugar)

The Specific Heat of Four Different Metals

7. Quantum Theory and the Atom

Atomic Spectra

Emission Spectrometry

Flame Tests

Radioactivity

8. Electron Configurations and Periodicity

Acidic and Basic Oxides

Alkali Metal Properties (Li, Na, and K react with water)

Alkaline Earth Metals

The Carbon Family (C, Si, and Ge samples) - see The Elements

Copper Plating a Nail

The Elements (Samples of Many are Available)

The Noble Metals (Au, Ag, and Cu samples) - see The Elements

Periodic Table Construction

Rare Gases (Small discharge tubes of He, Ne, Ar)

Space Filling Models of Methane

Halogens

9. Ionic and Covalent Bonding

Colors of Transition Metal Ions

Conductivity of Ionic and Covalent Solutions

10. Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory

Molecular Geometry and Geometric Isomers

Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models

Tetrahedron From Four Balloons*

Tetrahedron Model - see Molecular Geometry...

11. States of Matter; Liquids and Solids

Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models

Critical Temperature

12. Solutions

Saturated and Supersaturated Solutions

Solubility of Alcohol: Miscible and Immiscible Liquids

The Tyndall Effect

Making Molecular Ions

13. Chemical Reactions: Acid-Base and Oxidation-Reduction Concepts

Acidic and Basic Oxides

Ammonia Fountain

Ammonium Chloride Ring

Buffer Action of Alka-Seltzer

Copper Plating a Nail

The Magic Wand (Reaction of Potassium Chlorate and Sugar)

Measurements of pH (compare pH of various solutions with Overhead pH Meter)

Red Cabbage Juice pH Indicator

Redox Reaction with Manganese (disproportionation)

Oxidation States of Chromium

14. Rates of Reaction

Ash Catalyzes the Combustion of Sugar

Briggs-Rausher Oscillating Reaction

Surface Area and Rxn Rate: The Flammability of Powder & Steel Wool

Hydrogen Peroxide Iodine Clock: The Oxidation of Potassium Iodide by H2O2

Light Catalyzed Bromination of Hexanes and Aromatic Compounds

Liver and Peroxide

Lysozyme Molecular Model with Model of Saccharide - see Molecular Models...

Oscillating Methanol Explosion

"Rossini, William Tell, and The Iodine Clock Reaction"

15. Chemical Equilibrium; Gaseous Reactions

Briggs-Rauscher Oscillating Clock Reaction

Burning of Methane - see Types of Chemical Reactions

Effect of pH on Solubility

Limewater as Indicator of CO2

Le Chatelier's Principle

Oscillating Methanol Explosion

16. Acid-Base Equilibria

Buffer Action of Alka-Seltzer

Measurements of pH (compare pH of various solutions with Overhead pH Meter)

Red Cabbage Juice pH Indicator

NaOH and CO2: Why it is Important to Keep Standard NaOH Solutions Capped

17. Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria

Changing Coordination Numbers: Nickel Complexes

Oxidation States of Chromium

Oxidation States of Vanadium

Effect of pH on Solubility

Precipitates and Complexes of Nickel (II)

18. Thermodynamics and Equilibrium

The Acid in Water Puzzle

Luminol

19. Electrochemistry

Be A Battery!

Copper Plating a Nail

Electrolysis of Water

The Orange Flash

Zinc-Copper Battery (with Salt Bridge or in U-Tube)

Nernst Equation: Dependence of emf on Concentration

Electroplating with a Battery

20. Nuclear Chemistry

Radioactivity

21. Metallurgy and Chemistry of the Main-Group Metals

Alkali Metal Properties (Li, Na, and K react with water)

Alkaline Earth Metals (Ca samples to show, Mg ribbon to burn)

The Elements (Samples of many elements available)

The Noble Metals (Au, Ag, and Cu samples) - see The Elements

The Golden Penny

22. Chemistry of the Nonmetals

The Carbon Family (C, Si, and Ge samples) - see The Elements

Models of Bucky Ball, Diamond, and Graphite - see Molecular Models…

The Dehydration of Sugar by Sulfuric Acid

The Elements (Samples of many elements available)

23. The Transition Elements

Acidic and Basic Oxides

Changing Coordination Numbers: Nickel Complexes

Chiral Models - see Molecular Geometry and Geometric Isomers

Cis and Trans Isomers - see Molecular Geometry and Geometric Isomers

Colors of Transition Metal Ions

Precipitates and Complexes of Nickel (II)

Oxidation States of Chromium

Oxidation States of Vanadium

24. Organic Chemistry

The Alkanes (Samples)

Colorful Oxidation of Alcohols

Light Catalyzed Bromination of Hexanes and Aromatic Compounds

Nylon 6-10

Odorivectors

Polymers

Polyurethane

Preparation of Acetylene (an Alkyne): The Caving Helmet

Soap Suds Titration

Solubility of Alcohol

Space-filling Models of CH4

Sugars (Samples)*

Tetrahedron From Four Balloons*

Tetrahedron Molecular Model - see Molecular Geometry...

Tollen's Test for Aldehydes and Ketones (The Silver Mirror)

25. Biochemistry

Column Chromatography

DNA Models - see Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models

Liver and Peroxide

Lysozyme Molecular Model with Model of Saccharide - see Molecular Models...

26. Audio-Visual Equipment and Recordings

27. Other Resources


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