A couple come to mind.
Instant Coke which is an iodine/starch clock reaction. Very cool.
Elephant toothpaste which is messy fun.
And my personal favorite - instant fog BLEVE (boiling water into tub of LN2 - demonstrator will get wet but it's impressive).
If you want the write-ups, let me know. None of them generate hazardous waste or fire. We do them in our outdoor courtyard all the time.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Councilor and Programming Co-Chair
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
Our Chemistry Dept. has a community night, were they do demos. Typically, this has taken place in a lecture hall with a demonstration fume hood. Recently, our new science building came online, and the coordinator of this community night would like to do the demonstrations in a public atrium area. I'm looking to the collective group for help. Do you have a demonstration that is low hazard, but HIGH cool factor that could be an option?
If you would like to contact me offline, my email is jghamo2**At_Symbol_Here**email.uky.edu.
Thank you so much for your help.
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