Awesome Chemistry Life Hacks (Vol. 3)

This week Reactions is back with another episode of chemistry life hacks! Science will help you chill beverages quickly, get rid of fruit flies, cook the perfect burger and clean your sponge. 0:15 – Chill beverages quick 1:02 – Get rid of fruit flies 1:46 – Cook the perfect burger 2:39 – Clean your sponge […]

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Chilling effects – a spontaneous endothermic demonstration

It’s easy to find plenty of dramatic demonstrations of exothermic reactions, but most endothermic reactions don’t leave much of an impression. However, a dramatic impression might be needed to shake the misconception some students hold that endothermic reactions cannot occur spontaneously. This is where the solid–solid reactions of barium hydroxide with ammonium salts are useful. […]

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