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Innovating Science™ Blue Bottle Reaction

Visually demonstrate the process of oxidation.

Supplier:  Innovating Science™ IS7007

Catalog No. S73004

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Includes: Materials for five demonstrations: 250mL Potassium Hydroxide, 1.0M solution UN1814; 6mL Methylene Blue Chloride, 1% solution; 5g Dextrose (Glucose) Powder (5); instructions
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  • Show how dye (leuco form) turns from colorless in its reduced state to deep blue in its oxidized state
  • Initiate reaction by shaking a solution to introduce oxygen from the air into the solutions
  • When the mixing stops, the reaction reverses and the solution becomes clear
  • Demonstration time: 20 minutes



Blue Bottle Reaction Chemical Kit
7 to 14
Demonstrates the process of oxidation
4.25 x 4.625 x 5.5 in.
13 to 20
2 x 25mL potassium hydroxide, 5m solution un1814, 1 x 6mL methylene blue chloride, 1% solution, 5 bags x 5g dextrose monohydrate (glucose) powder
20 min.


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