Mercury Compared to Water

Mercury Compared to Water This is going to be a short post because I’ll be comparing Mercury to Water. I’ll be trying to find out why mercury is 14 times denser than water: I poured all of my mercury into a petri dish and I have 22.70 grams of it. So I added the same weight of water into a petri dish and weighed it. And after that, I pour the mercury and water into beakers to measure them. There are 1.6 ml of mercury and 22 ml of water. That explains why mercury is 14 times denser than water (22 ÷ 1.6 = 13.75 ≈ 14). Here are some more comparisons:  Mercury  Water Color  Metalic Silver  Clear/Transparent Density  13.534 g/cm3  1 g/cm3 Conductivity  High  Medium Toxicity  High  None   Advertisements

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The Silver Coin

The Silver Coin What about this experiment? Remember the silver tree? That was a great experiment. Go over there and check it out (here: https://danupondrake.com/2017/06/25/the-silver-tree/). The silver nitrate will stick to the copper coil and make crystals. But instead of copper coils, why don’t we try copper coins? It will be fun to try! Let’s get started then! Let’s some […]

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Separating Salt out of Water

Separating Salt out of Water Salt (NaCl) is a natural mineral made up of white cube-shaped crystals composed of two elements, sodium, and chlorine. It is translucent, colorless, odorless (officially, though we think you can smell the freshness of the sea in one of our boxes) and has a distinctive and characteristic taste. Salt occurs naturally in many parts of […]

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Ice is Sticky

Ice is Sticky I have an experiment that uses only ice. Things you’ll need: 2 ice cubes. Press the flat sides of two ice cubes together. Slowly count to thirty, then let go one of the ice cubes. What happened? When you pushed the two ice cubes together, you created pressure between the two flat sides. Pressure melted the ice, making […]

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