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2017 Chemistry Show

Saturday, October 21, 2017
WTHR 200

Chemistry ShowMichael Faraday’s candle takes center stage at Oct. 21 chemistry show

Michael Faraday’s Chemical History of the Candle will be the theme of the annual Fall Chemistry Show.  Internationally known for his simple yet elegant demonstrations of chemistry, Faraday gave an especially popular demonstration on the chemistry involved in a burning candle.  These interesting demonstrations about candles will be central to the presentation along with Faraday’s observations on gases involved in combustion reactions. This hour-long presentation will be offered in Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry room 200 October 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  This show will conclude as Faraday often did by giving out a free take home demonstration.

The show is free and open to the public.

Source: Paul E. Smith, Department of Chemistry Director of Lecture Demonstrations

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