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1-1 Density Demonstrations
1-2 Precision of the Meter Stick
1-3 Kilogram Weight, A Liter Beaker, A Mole
1-4 Why is 0 Degrees Fahrenheit What It Is?
1-5 Identity of an Unknown Compound
1-6 Density Blocks

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2-1 Paper Chromatography
2-2 Column Chromatography of Plant Pigments
2-3 Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Volume?
2-4 Reverse-Phase Chromatography
2-5 Iron in Breakfast Cereal
7-1 Acidic and Basic Oxides
7-2 Alkali Metal Properties
7-3 Alkaline Earth Metals
7-4 The Elements
7-5 Periodic Table Construction
12-1 The Alkanes
12-3 Tollen's Test for Aldehydes and Ketones

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3-1 How Much Sugar is in Bubble Gum
3-2 Conductivity of Solutions and Molten Salts
3-3 Conductivity as an Endpoint Indicator
15-11 The Glowing Pickle

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4-1 Balancing Chemical Reactions
4-2 Methane/Oxygen Explosion
4-3 Combustion of Methanol
4-4 Limiting Reagent
1-3 Kilogram Weight, A Liter Beaker, A Mole
3-1 How Much Sugar is in Bubble Gum
C6 Collisions Cube - Orientation Between Colliding Atoms/Molecules

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5-1 Acids and Carbonates
5-2 Limewater as Indicator of Carbon Dioxide Gas
5-3 Types of Chemical Reactions
5-4 Dry Ice "Titration"
5-5 Silver Tree Redox Reaction
3-2 Conductivity of Solutions and Molten Salts
3-3 Conductivity as an Endpoint Indicator
10-13 The Ammonia Fountain
12-3 Tollen's Test for Aldehydes and Ketones
13-3 Hydrogen Peroxide Iodine Clock
16-2 Measurements of pH
16-3 Red Cabbage Juice pH Indicator
17-3 Sodium Hydroxide and CO2
19-5 The Combustion of Gummi Bears
6-4 The Phosphorus Sun

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6-1 Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions
6-2 Luminol
6-3 The Specific Heat of Four Different Metals
6-4 The Phosphorus Sun
15-1 The Heat of Solution
16-1 The Dehydration of Sugar by Sulfuric Acid
19-5 The Combustion of Gummi Bears
C5 Collisions Cube - Activation Energy
11-1 The Acid in Water Puzzle

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7-1 Acidic and Basic Oxides
7-2 Alkali Metal Properties
7-3 Alkaline Earth Metals
7-4 The Elements
7-5 Periodic Table Construction
7-6 Rare Gases
7-7 Halogens
7-8 Space Filling Models of Methane
7-9 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism
7-10 Atomic Orbital Models
7-11 Atomic Line Spectra
7-12 Emission Spectrometry
7-13 Flame Tests
7-13b Flame Tests Redux
7-14 Paramagnetism of Liquid Oxygen
7-15 Relating Color to Absorbance Spectra
10-14 Hydrogen Balloon Explosions
22-2 Colors of Transition Metals

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12-4 Nylon 6-10
12-7 Polymers
12-9 Polyurethane
12-10 Preparation of Acetylene: The Caving Helmet

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9-1 Molecular Geometry and Geometric Isomers
9-2 Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models
9-3 Comparing Intermolecular Forces in Three Different Gases
9-4 Graphite Prefers Hexane to Water
3-2 Conductivity of Solutions and Molten Salts
12-22 Model: Why Must DNA be Helical?
C1 Collisions Cube - Molecular Motion of Various Phases

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10-1 Ammonium Chloride Ring
10-2 Boyle's Law / Absolute Zero / Cartesian Diver
10-3 Bromine Diffusion
10-4 Collapsing Can
10-5 Fun with Liquid Nitrogen
10-6 Pressure of Water Versus Pressure of Air
10-7 The Effect of Temperature on the Rate of Diffusion
10-8 Volume Of CO2 Increases As It Changes From Solid To Gas
10-9 Molecular Motion Simulator
10-10 Pulse Bulb: Demonstrating Kinetic Molecular Theory
10-11 Boyle's Law in a Vacuum
10-12 Boiling at a Reduced Pressure
10-13 The Ammonia Fountain
10-14 Hydrogen Balloon Explosions
10-15 Density of CO2 (The Bubble Machine and Candle Staircase)
1-1 Density Demonstrations
9-3 Comparing Intermolecular Forces in Three Different Gases
C1 Collisions Cube - Molecular Motion of Various Phases
C2 Collisions Cube - Pressure

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11-1 The Acid in Water Puzzle
11-2 Critical Temperature
11-3 The Diamagnetic Property of a Superconductor
11-4 Sinking D2O Cubes, Floating Ice Cubes
11-5 The 'Atomic Trampoline' Amorphous Metal Demonstration
11-6 Happy and Sad Balls
11-7 Space Shuttle Tiles
11-8 Surface Tension
18-1 Bimetallic Strip
18-2 Ball and Ring
C1 Collisions Cube - Molecular Motion of Various Phases

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12-1 The Alkanes
12-2 Colorful Oxidation of Alcohols
12-3 Tollen's Test for Aldehydes and Ketones
12-4 Nylon 6-10
12-5 Odorivectors
12-6 Optical Activity
12-7 Polymers
12-8 Polypeptides: Alpha-Helix and Beta-Sheet Models
12-9 Polyurethane
12-10 Preparation of Acetylene: The Caving Helmet
12-11 Soap Suds Titration
12-12 Bromination of a Fatty Acid
12-13 A Simple and Colorful Extraction Demonstration
12-14 Super Absorbant Polymers
12-15 Bromination of a Carrot
12-16 The Sn1 Reaction Mechanism: Hydrolysis of T-Butyl Chloride
12-17 Denaturing Proteins: Four Experiments with Albumin
12-18 A Model of the Sn2 Reaction Mechanism
12-19 A Familiar Esterification
12-20 Sn1 / Sn2 Reactivity of Alkyl Halides
12-21 Using Ninhydrin for Detecting Fingerprints
12-22 Model: Why Must DNA be Helical?
12-23 Rayon from Dryer Lint
12-24 Homemade Slime
11-6 Happy and Sad Balls
C7 Collisions Cube - Distillation

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13-1 Ash Catalyzes the Combustion of Sugar
13-2 Oscillating Clock Reaction
13-3 Hydrogen Peroxide Iodine Clock
13-4 Catalysis of the Decomposition of H2O2
13-5 Oscillating Methanol Explosion
13-6 "Rossini, William Tell and the Iodine Clock Reaction"
13-7 Surface Area and Reaction Rate
13-8 CoCl2 Catalyzed Oxidation of Tartaric Acid By H2O2
13-9 The Combustion of Lycopodium Powder
4-3 Combustion of Methanol
12-16 The Sn1 Reaction Mechanism: Hydrolysis of T-Butyl Chloride
C6 Collisions Cube - Orientation Between Colliding Atoms/Molecules
C5 Collisions Cube - Activation Energy

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14-1 Le Chatelier's Principle (NO2 - N2O4)
14-2 Equilibrium of Nickel Complexes: Le Chatelier's Principle
14-3 Le Chatelier's Principle Using a Cobalt Complex
17-1 Common Ion Effect
C3 Collisions Cube - Chemical Equilibrium
C4 Collisions Cube - Entropy

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15-1 Heat of Solution
15-2 Solubility of Alcohol: Miscible and Immiscible Liquids
15-3 Saturated and Supersaturated Solutions
15-4 The Tyndall Effect
15-5 Graphite Prefers Hexane to Water
15-6 Osmosis and Semi-Permeable Membranes
15-7 The Golden Penny
15-8 Soap Scum
15-9 The Effectiveness of Soap vs. Water on Grease Removal
15-10 Emulsification
15-11 The Glowing Pickle
9-4 Graphite Prefers Hexane to Water
2-4 Reverse-Phase Chromatography
3-2 Conductivity of Solutions and Molten Salts

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16-1 The Dehydration of Sugar by Sulfuric Acid
16-2 Measurements of pH
16-3 Red Cabbage Juice pH Indicator
16-4 Buffering Action of Alka-Seltzer
16-5 "The Rainbow Connection"
16-6 A Simple Buffer Demonstration
16-7 Acid in the Eye
3-2 Conductivity of Solutions and Molten Salts
3-3 Conductivity as an Endpoint Indicator

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17-1 Common Ion Effect
17-2 Effect of pH on Solubility
17-3 Sodium Hydroxide and CO2
17-4 Solubility of Silver Chloride

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5-3 Types of Chemical Reactions
6-1 Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions
15-1 The Heat of Solution
19-5 The Combustion of Gummi Bears
11-1 The Acid in Water Puzzle
C4 Collisions Cube - Entropy
C8 Collisions Cube - Evaporation/Diffusion
C3 Collisions Cube - Chemical Equilibrium

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19-1 Be A Battery
19-2 Copper Plating a Nail
19-3 Electrolysis of Water
19-4 Electroplating
19-5 The Combustion of Gummi Bears
19-6 Nernst Equation: Dependence of emf on Concentration
19-7 Orange Flash
19-8 Redox Reaction with Manganese
19-9 Zinc-Copper Battery (Salt Bridge or U-Tube)
19-10 The Gallium Beating Heart
19-11 The Blue Bottle Demonstration
19-12 The Fuel Cell Car
5-5 Silver Tree Redox Reaction

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20-1 Radioactivity

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7-1 Acidic and Basic Oxides
7-2 Alkali Metal Properties
7-3 Alkaline Earth Metals
7-4 The Elements
7-5 Periodic Table Construction
7-6 Rare Gases
7-7 Halogens
7-13 Flame Tests
9-2 Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models
12-11 Soap Suds Titration
19-3 Electrolysis of Water

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22-1 Changing Coordination Numbers: Nickel Complexes
22-2 Colors of Transition Metal Ions
22-3 The Reaction in a Breathalyzer Test
22-4 Oxidation States of Vanadium
22-5 Precipitates and Complexes of Nickel (II)
22-6 Crystal Field Effects in Octahedral Complexes
7-4 The Elements
9-1 Molecular Geometry and Geometric Isomers

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