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Carolina Chemonstrations®: Carbon Snake Kit

Item # 840376 Exclusive

Dehydrating sugar using concentrated sulfuric acid results in an amazing display of elemental carbon “snaking” out of a beaker. Students make predictions about the demonstration’s outcome; observe the exothermic reaction and resulting carbon column; and then construct a particle-level explanation for the reaction. This demonstration requires approximately 10 min and kit materials are sufficient for 5 demonstrations.

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$43.50

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Show your students a dramatic example of an exothermic reaction!
Demonstrate carbohydrate dehydration with the popular carbon snake activity. Dehydrating sugar using concentrated sulfuric acid results in an amazing display of elemental carbon “snaking” out of a beaker. Students make predictions about the demonstration’s outcome; observe the exothermic reaction and resulting carbon column; and then construct a particle-level explanation for the reaction. This demonstration is a great addition to discussions about:

  • Chemical versus physical changes
  • Evidence of chemical reactions
  • Exothermic reactions
  • Dehydration reactions
  • Decomposition reactions
  • Carbohydrate structure

It requires approximately 10 min and kit materials are sufficient for 5 demonstrations.

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  • Corrosive - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material. Your order will incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
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Components Qty Included?
18 M Sulfuric Acid, 30 mL 5 Included
Sucrose, 30 g 5 Included
Glass Stirring Rod 1 Included
Pipet 1 Included
Digital Resource Instruction Card 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Sheet 1 Included
Beaker, 150 mL (preferably tall form) 1 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 600 mL (or larger) 1 Needed, Not Included
Acid-Resistant Gloves 2 Needed, Not Included
Heat-Resistant Surface 1 Needed, Not Included
Fume Hood 1 Needed, Not Included
Tap Water Needed, Not Included
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