This assortment of household chemicals can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom.
Many instructors use this demo on the first day of class to help students to relate chemistry to their previous experiences as a consumer. Subsets of these items could be used to show household acids and bases, covalent vs. ionic, etc.
There are many ways that these items could be integrated into a lecture demonstration. Use the comments section of the order form to specify which items you would like in your demonstration or contact the lecture demonstrator to arrange a customized demonstration.
- vegetable oil
- baking soda
- food coloring
- vanilla extract
Cleaning and Maintenance Products
- laundry soap
- Mr. Bubble (my personal favorite)
- ammonia based cleanser
- spray paint
- toilet bowl cleaner
- oven cleaner
- dishwashing soap
Health and Cosmetic Products
- suntan lotion
- Grecian Formula
- laxative pills (phenolphthalein)
- Milk of Magnesia
- baby wipes
- hydrogen peroxide
Insructor may display and discuss the prducts to suit their curriculum needs.
Safety precautions are printed on the labels of these consumer products. Please be familiar with these precautions if you are taking any products out of their containers during your demonstration.