Chemistry Science Fair Projects Using French Fries, Gumdrops, Soap, and Other Organic Stuff

Chemistry Science Fair Projects Using French Fries, Gumdrops, Soap, and Other Organic Stuff

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How does invisible ink work? Why does detergent remove dirt from your clothing? How much fat is in a French fry? What makes bread rise? This book is filled with experiments to help you discover the world of organic chemistry. All you need are some common household materials. If you are interested in competing in a science fair, you can get many great ideas that will help you create a unique, award-winning science project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766022119
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Series: Chemistry! Best Science Projects Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

1Organic Chemistry in Your Life11
1.2Testing for Acids and Bases16
1.3A Teary Experiment19
1.4Acidic Effects on Other Items22
1.5Growing Crystals24
2Compounds of Carbon27
2.1Molecular Models34
2.2Ionic and Covalent Bonds36
2.3Models of Other Organic Molecules40
2.4Alkenes and Alkynes46
3Polar and Nonpolar Compounds50
3.1Polar and Nonpolar Compounds52
3.2Polarity, Alcohols, and Organic Acids56
3.3Polarity, Solubility, and Density60
3.4Polarity, Soap, and Suds69
3.5Food Coloring, Water, Milk, and Soap71
3.6Cis-Trans Isomers74
3.7Polymers and Diapers78
3.8Polymers and Plastics81
4Food: Organic Compounds86
4.1Testing for Carbohydrates89
4.2Heating Carbohydrates93
4.3Testing for Fat in Food98
4.4Testing for Proteins100
4.5A Catalyst for the Reaction of an Organic Compound104
5Baking: Organic Chemistry in the Kitchen106
5.1Making Popovers: Using Air and Steam as Leavening Agents107
5.2Baking Soda as a Leavening Agent109
5.3Baking Powder as a Leavening Agent111
5.4The Same Recipe Using Different Leavening Agents113
5.5Yeast as a Leavening Agent116
5.6Testing Flours for Gluten Content119
Science Supply Companies125
Further Reading and Internet Addresses126

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