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Density Lecture Demonstrations

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    Create Density Layers with 16%, 12%, 8%, 4% and 0% sucrose in water, colored with food dyes, by adding each successively less dense layer in a graduated cylinder. Use a pipet, and prevent mixing of layers by delivering solution into a deflagrating spoon held on the surface of the layer below to stop downward inertia of solution.[1][2] 

    Layered, colored sucrose solutions of different concentrations

    Density Demonstrations Using Diet Soft Drinks [3][4][5] 

    Mass and Density-A Surprising Classroom Demonstration [6] 

    References

    1. The Sweeter Side of Density J. Chem. Educ., 2008, 85 (8), p 1088A
    2. J. Chem. Educ., 1986, 63 (2), p 148
    3. J. Chem. Educ., 1986, 63 (6), p 515
    4. J. Chem. Educ., 1986, 63 (6), p 515
    5. ACS Publications [pubs.acs.org]
    6. J. Chem. Educ., 1977, 54 (10), p 628

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