Chemical Demonstrations, Volume 5: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry

Hardcover | January 11, 2011

byBassam Z. Shakhashiri

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Color and light are the focus of this long-awaited fifth volume in the Chemical Demonstrations series, which describes demonstrations that effectively communicate science to both students and general audiences. Using full color illustrations, the book provides meticulous instructions for safely demonstrating colorful phenomena and illustrating scientific principles. A rich introductory section explores the science of color and light, outlines the chemical processes of vision, and explains what happens when visual information enters the human eye and is perceived by the brain. With more than fifty demonstrations and multiple procedures included, this volume offers abundant opportunities to arouse and sustain interest in science for both classroom and public presentations.

Each demonstration includes:
•    a brief description of the demonstration
•    a materials list
•    a step-by-step account of procedures to be used
•    an explanation of the potential hazards involved
•    information on safely storing and disposing the chemicals used
•    a full discussion of the phenomena displayed and principles illustrated
•    a list of references.

Created by acclaimed chemists and science educators Bassam Shakhashiri and his collaborators Rodney Schreiner and Jerry Bell, these demonstrations make an impressive addition to the earlier volumes, which have been lauded for guiding teachers and scientists in effectively communicating science. Like all volumes in the series, Volume 5 communicates chemistry using pedagogical knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of demonstrations to all audiences.

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Color and light are the focus of this long-awaited fifth volume in the Chemical Demonstrations series, which describes demonstrations that effectively communicate science to both students and general audiences. Using full color illustrations, the book provides meticulous instructions for safely demonstrating colorful phenomena and illu...

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and founder of the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) and the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL). He formerly served as assistant director for science and engineering education at the National Science Foundation.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:January 11, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299226506

ISBN - 13:9780299226503

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Table of Contents

EMISSION SPECTRUM FROM A CANDLE FLAME
 

TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF THE EMISSION SPECTRUM FROM AN INCANDESCENT LAMP
 

EMISSION SPECTRA FROM GAS DISCHARGE LAMPS
 

COLORED FLAMES FROM METAL IONS
 

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES: VOLTAGE AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS
 

ELECTROGENERATED CHEMILUMINESCENCE
 

CHEMILUMINESCENCE (CROSS REFERENCE TO 11 DEMONSTRATIONS IN CHAPTER 2, VOLUME 1)
 

CHEMILUMINESCENCE FROM THE N2O/CS2 REACTION
 

LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION TO THERMAL ENERGY
 

REFRACTION AND DIFFRACTION
 

OBSERVING TRANSMISSION SPECTRA OF DYES
 

DICHROIC GLASS: TRANSMISSION VERSUS REFLECTION
 

IRIDESCENCE FROM A POLYMER FILM
 

PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT
 

TYNDALL EFFECT (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 9.41, VOLUME 3 WITH ADDED POLARIZATION OF SCATTERED LIGHT)
 

RAINBOW BARBER POLE
 

SUGAR SOLUTION BETWEEN POLARIZERS (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 9.51, VOLUME 3)
 

BIREFRINGENCE OF CALCITE
 

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY THROUGH POLARIZER
 

LASER LIGHT IS POLARIZED
 

ADDITIVE COLOR MIXING
 

SUBTRACTIVE PRIMARY COLORS
 

PERCEPTION OF BRIGHTNESS IS RELATIVE
 

HERMANN GRID ILLUSION
 

FINDING THE BLIND SPOT
 

THE LAND EFFECT: COLOR VISION IS RELATIVE
 

SATURATION OF THE RETINA
 

PERSISTENCE OF VISION
 

IMPRECISION OF PERIPHERAL VISION
 

PULFRICH PHENOMENON: PERCEPTION OF MOTION
 

FLUORESCENCE AND PHOSPHORESCENCE OF BIPHENYL
 

FLUORESCENCE QUENCHING OF QUININE BY HALIDES
 

DIFFERENTIATION OF FLUORESCENCE AND PHOSPHORESCENCE
 

PHOSPHORESCENCE EXCITATION: ENERGY AND COLOR RELATIONSHIP
 

QUENCHING PHOSPORESCENCE WITH LIGHT
 

THERMAL QUENCHING OF PHOSPHORESCENCE
 

RESONANCE EMISSION FROM IODINE
 

PHOTOCHEMICAL BLEACHING OF THIONIN
 

PHOTOCHROMIC METHYLENE BLUE SOLUTION
 

PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION OF CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 1.45, VOLUME 1)
 

SOLVENT EFFECTS ON SPIROPYRAN PHOTOCHROMISM AND EQUILIBRIA
 

PHOTOCHEMICAL FORMATION OF RADICALS
 

A COPPER OXIDE PHOTOCELL
 

PHOTOBLEACHING OF CAROTENE
 

MAKING A CYANOTYPE
 

AN IRON(III)-OXALATE ACTINOMETER
 

PHOTOREDUCTION OF SILVER HALIDE
 

PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF SODIUM NITROPRUSSIDE
 

PHOTOCHROMISM IN ULTRAVIOLET SENSITIVE BEADS
 

PHOTODISSOCIATION OF BROMINE AND BROMINATION OF HYDROCARBONS
 

XEROGRAPHIC EFFECT

Editorial Reviews

“Shakhashiri is a living legend of chemistry demonstrations. He is a masterful demonstrator and begins this volume by once again stressing the pedagogical requirement to have a detailed explanation for the phenomena his demonstrations display. . . . The book is worth the price alone for this introduction section which would make for an excellent primer. . . .[T]he package as a whole is a pleasure to own and you can’t review volume 5 in isolation from the rest of the work which remains unmatched in its scale and quality and is an essential addition to any chemistry department’s collection.”—Education in Chemistry