Project 12 out of 20
See a bright and hot reaction as you burn Pure Oxygen!Order Now
Put on your safety glasses and make sure you’re ready for some fireworks! This experiment gets hot and bright very quickly. You’ll find out all about catalysts and how they increase the reaction rate. You’ll use the step-by-step instructions and safety measures found in the Online Classroom to set up your experiment and then you’ll get your chemical reaction started. In the Pure Oxygen experiment, you’ll increase the rate of decomposition of the hydrogen peroxide by adding the manganese (IV) oxide. By adding this catalyst, we’ll produce water and oxygen molecules. The oxygen then reacts with the organic substances on the splint, causing it to smolder and then. By adding the stick to the flask of almost pure oxygen that we’ve created, we’ve sped up the reaction and we’ll see a dramatic effect!
What you'll receive in the Pure Oxygen project kit:
You’ll need to supply your own hydrogen peroxide and matches for this experiment.
Found in the Starter Kit:
Conical Flask 100mL
Double Ended Measuring Spoon
Manganese (IV) Oxide
Collision Theory. Learn about how the speed that the particles in a molecule can affect the rate of a chemical reaction.
Catalysts. See how catalysts speed up the rate of reaction, but aren’t used up during the reaction.
Using Experimental Data. Draw conclusions about chemistry concepts from what you observe in the reactions.
Using Experimental Data
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.