Holiday Magic: Chemistry Demonstration Shows - 2018
Time:Begins at 7:00 PM
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A "snowman" is ignited while two people juggle flaming "snowballs". A silver mirror appears inside a large glass flask.
Is it magic, or is it chemistry?
It's ... chemistry!
If you want to see why, don't miss the Holiday Magic Show at the University of Illinois Chemistry Department this December.
Produced by chemistry teaching faculty and students, the show demonstrates many principles of chemistry, including kinetics, thermodynamics, gas laws and atomic theory.
See what happens to a pickle subjected to high voltage. Discover why helium gas and not hydrogen gas is used in party balloons. Watch as liquid nitrogen is poured into a container of soapy water.
The show will include about twenty-five demonstrations that explain the science behind the "magic" of chemistry.
Cost: Free and open to the public! Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank as your ticket to the show!
Dates and Times
- December 12 (Wednesday) at 7:00 p.m.
- December 15 (Saturday) and 16 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.
- School of Chemical Sciences