Properties of Gases

Explore the characteristic physical and chemical properties of common gases. Which gases are lighter than air? Flammable? Acidic or basic? Dissolve readily in water? Support combustion?


Properties of Hydrogen

Despite the abundance of hydrogen on Earth, very little is found as hydrogen gas. Hydrogen gas combines readily with other elements, especially oxygen!

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Hydrogen and Oxygen Explosions

The optimum mole ratio makes all the difference!

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Properties of Carbon Dioxide

Prepare carbon dioxide and demonstrate its role as a product of combustion and respiration.

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Dry Ice Demonstrations

From making fog to “boiling in water,” dry ice is used to create many special effects. Use it to teach some special chemistry as well!

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Properties of Ammonia

Ammonia is extremely soluble in water—more than 400 liters of ammonia will dissolve in one liter of water—and it is a weak base.

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Flammability of Gases

Explore the properties of natural gas and hydrocarbons. Exciting demonstrations and important safety principles!

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