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2014 Purdue Chemistry Show

“Fire and Ice”

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Wetherill Laboratory, Room 200 Lecture Hall (WTHR 200)

Event is free and open to the public.


     Paul Smith, Director of Purdue Chemistry Lecture Demonstrations, will use chemistry to explore the properties of “Fire and Ice” for our annual Chemistry Show. The one-hour show will include a wide range of demonstrations designed to explore the extremes of hot and cold through the science of chemistry. Demonstrations will include experiments using fire, fire and ice, fire in dry ice and super cold liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen quickly freezes and changes the behavior of room temperature materials such as racquet balls, helium balloons, water balloons and many more.This event is family-friendly and is appropriate for ages 6 years and older.

Contact: Paul E. Smith, Director of Lecture Demonstrations, (765) 494-5307,


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