Dissolving Foil

Project 6 out of 20

Dissolve metal using chemical reactions.

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Have you ever dissolved metal using chemical reactions? In this Dissolving Foil experiment, you’ll set up a series of different reactions using aluminum foil over the top of your glass beaker. You’ll create a small bowl shape in the foil, and then start adding solutions from your Dissolving Foil Experiment kit into the foil bowl, seeing what happens at each step. Make sure you don’t pierce the foil with any of your instruments when you’re adding different solutions or water at each step, as you’ll want to see what happens in the final step of your experiment. Careful, chemical reactions can make quite a splash!

Milestones Unlocked

Visualizing Metal Reactivity

The Reactiviy Series of Metals

Metals as Conductors of Electricity

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Welcome to the reactivity series! Learn why certain metals are better conductors of electricity as you experiment with and observe metallic reactions in real time. In Lesson 3, you’ll be introduced to the reactivity series of metals and how this organizes metals based on their ability to easily lose electrons. You’ll conduct experiments that will demonstrate how the order of the reactivity series determines the outcomes of chemical reactions, forming new substances. Begin to unlock an understanding of how different compounds are formed, and why specific metals are used for certain applications in real life. Grab your safety goggles and get started!

    Chemistry Course


    20 Experiments


    Ages 10+


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