Color and light are the focus of this long-awaited fifth volume in the Chemical Demonstrations series, which describes demonstrations that effectively communicate science to both students and general audiences. Using full color illustrations, the book provides meticulous instructions for safely demonstrating colorful phenomena and illustrating scientific principles. A rich introductory section explores the science of color and light, outlines the chemical processes of vision, and explains what happens when visual information enters the human eye and is perceived by the brain. With more than fifty demonstrations and multiple procedures included, this volume offers abundant opportunities to arouse and sustain interest in science for both classroom and public presentations. Each demonstration includes: * a brief description of the demonstration * a materials list * a step-by-step account of procedures to be used * an explanation of the potential hazards involved * information on safely storing and disposing the chemicals used * a full discussion of the phenomena displayed and principles illustrated * a list of references. Created by acclaimed chemists and science educators Bassam Shakhashiri and his collaborators Rodney Schreiner and Jerry Bell, these demonstrations make an impressive addition to the earlier volumes, which have been lauded for guiding teachers and scientists in effectively communicating science. Like all volumes in the series, Volume 5 communicates chemistry using pedagogical knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of demonstrations to all audiences.
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and founder of the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) and the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL). He formerly served as assistant director for science and engineering education at the National Science Foundation.
EMISSION SPECTRUM FROM A CANDLE FLAME TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF THE EMISSION SPECTRUM FROM AN INCANDESCENT LAMP EMISSION SPECTRA FROM GAS DISCHARGE LAMPS COLORED FLAMES FROM METAL IONS LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES: VOLTAGE AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ELECTROGENERATED CHEMILUMINESCENCE CHEMILUMINESCENCE (CROSS REFERENCE TO 11 DEMONSTRATIONS IN CHAPTER 2, VOLUME 1) CHEMILUMINESCENCE FROM THE N2O/CS2 REACTION LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION TO THERMAL ENERGY REFRACTION AND DIFFRACTION OBSERVING TRANSMISSION SPECTRA OF DYES DICHROIC GLASS: TRANSMISSION VERSUS REFLECTION IRIDESCENCE FROM A POLYMER FILM PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT TYNDALL EFFECT (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 9.41, VOLUME 3 WITH ADDED POLARIZATION OF SCATTERED LIGHT) RAINBOW BARBER POLE SUGAR SOLUTION BETWEEN POLARIZERS (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 9.51, VOLUME 3) BIREFRINGENCE OF CALCITE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY THROUGH POLARIZER LASER LIGHT IS POLARIZED ADDITIVE COLOR MIXING SUBTRACTIVE PRIMARY COLORS PERCEPTION OF BRIGHTNESS IS RELATIVE HERMANN GRID ILLUSION FINDING THE BLIND SPOT THE LAND EFFECT: COLOR VISION IS RELATIVE SATURATION OF THE RETINA PERSISTENCE OF VISION IMPRECISION OF PERIPHERAL VISION PULFRICH PHENOMENON: PERCEPTION OF MOTION FLUORESCENCE AND PHOSPHORESCENCE OF BIPHENYL FLUORESCENCE QUENCHING OF QUININE BY HALIDES DIFFERENTIATION OF FLUORESCENCE AND PHOSPHORESCENCE PHOSPHORESCENCE EXCITATION: ENERGY AND COLOR RELATIONSHIP QUENCHING PHOSPORESCENCE WITH LIGHT THERMAL QUENCHING OF PHOSPHORESCENCE RESONANCE EMISSION FROM IODINE PHOTOCHEMICAL BLEACHING OF THIONIN PHOTOCHROMIC METHYLENE BLUE SOLUTION PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION OF CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 1.45, VOLUME 1) SOLVENT EFFECTS ON SPIROPYRAN PHOTOCHROMISM AND EQUILIBRIA PHOTOCHEMICAL FORMATION OF RADICALS A COPPER OXIDE PHOTOCELL PHOTOBLEACHING OF CAROTENE MAKING A CYANOTYPE AN IRON(III)-OXALATE ACTINOMETER PHOTOREDUCTION OF SILVER HALIDE PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF SODIUM NITROPRUSSIDE PHOTOCHROMISM IN ULTRAVIOLET SENSITIVE BEADS PHOTODISSOCIATION OF BROMINE AND BROMINATION OF HYDROCARBONS XEROGRAPHIC EFFECT