Science Experiments with Potassium Permanganate | Szydlo's At Home Science

Andrew takes us on a journey to London’s Shepherd’s Bush Market in 1960, exploring the splendid chemistry of potassium permanganate. Along the way, he will explore redox reactions, colour changes and even the “devil’s element”, phosphorus.
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0:00 Introduction and a trip to Shepherd’s Bush Market
7:10 Intro to Potassium Permanganate
14:50 Dilutions and Avogadro’s number
17:00 The chemistry of manganese
24:25 Complex ions
31:40 Oxygen and combustion
40:00 Phosphorus

Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike.

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