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ici Elephant Foam experiment -Regina -Cici -Chen Materials 30 ％ Hydrogen Peroxide Yeast Liquid dishwashing detergent tall glass container Explore How Does It Work? Talk about the addition of the yeast as a catalyst, which makes the peroxide molecule release the oxygen atom faster. The teacher who submitted this experiment claims to have done this with hundreds of students from kindergarten through fifth grade and some adults who all loved the experiment. It is very easy and safe to do again at home using regular hydrogen peroxide from the drugstore. Experiment Have students put on their safety glasses and lab smock. Each student should have in front of them a cake pan, plastic bottle, Dawn in small cup, food coloring, 1/2 cup peroxide, and the dissolved yeast mixture. Stand the bottle up in the center of the cake pan. Put the funnel in the opening. Add 3-4 drops of food coloring to the peroxide and pour the peroxide through the funnel into the bottle. Show a water molecule diagram and a peroxide molecule diagram, pointing to the extra oxygen that will be set free in the reaction. Add the Dawn detergent to the peroxide in the bottle. Pour the yeast mixture into the bottle and quickly remove the funnel. The students can touch the bottle to feel any changes that take place. Principle With hydrogen peroxide + potassium iodide (potassium permanganate) + foaming agent, potassium iodide, potassium permanganate to participate in the reaction of oxygen and manganese dioxide and manganese dioxide generated decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to produce oxygen) act as a catalyst. Potassium iodide or potassium permanganate decomposition of hydrogen peroxide h2o2 = 2 h2o + O2 write, reacts to acute, produce a large amount of oxygen, but there won't be dangerous. Also experimenting on potassium iodide, incomplete is a catalyst, was also involved in the reaction. Observations The reaction creates foam that shoots up out of the bottle and pools in the pan. After a minute or so, it begins to come out in a moving stream that looks like toothpaste being squeezed out of a tube. The students can play with the foam as it is just soap and water with oxygen bubbles. The bottle will feel warm to the touch as this is an exothermic reaction. Matters needing attention Hydrogen peroxide has strong corrosion resistance, and the reaction is intense, need to be careful, recommends wearing rubber gloves Results Liquid rise, change color, smell (detergent) and water to expand into the foam, covered the vessels. Thank you!