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Chemical Frost

Project 11 out of 20

Learn more about chemical reactions by creating Artificial Frost!

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In this experiment, you’ll use boiling water to make frost. Wait...hot water to make Artificial Frost? Yes, you read that correctly! This experiment focuses on speeding up the rate of a chemical reaction using temperature and particle theory. Following the step-by-step instructions and safety procedures, you’ll set up your experiment. You’ll add boiling water to a cup and place that whole cup into a beaker. Then you’ll add the urea to the water in the cup and stir until it’s dissolved. After your solution is well-mixed, you’ll place it in a petri dish, add a drop of soap, and let it sit for five minutes. Watch as your petri dish forms crystals as this reaction takes place. See how the hot water lowers the activation energy required for the reaction to take place. Let’s get started!

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Collision Theory

Catalysts

Using Experimental Data

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In this lesson, you’ll learn how scientists speed up the normal rate of reactions using heat, catalysts, and more. Watch what happens as you create artificial frost indoors and use a catalyst to decompose hydrogen peroxide. Both of these experiments allow you to see how to increase the rate of a chemical reaction. You’ll learn about catalysts and collision theory and see some incredible results. Learn important chemistry concepts through these exciting experiments.

    Chemistry Course

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    20 Experiments

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    Ages 10+

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