Flame Test

Flammable solutions of metal salts are sprayed into a burner to create colorful flames.
Rb Flame Test

Solutions: Like Dissolves Like Solubility and Intermolecular Forces

Water and Hexane are the solvents. Iodine and potassium permanganate are the solutes. Iodine dissolves in hexane. Potassium permanganate dissolves in water.
Like Dissolves Like: Hexane, Water Iodine KMnO4 Image

Lightstick Reaction Rates versus Temperature

Light sticks glow with different intensities at different temperatures, illustratinh how temperature affects rates of reaction.
Light Sticks


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