Dehydrating sugar using concentrated sulfuric acid results in an amazing display of elemental carbon "snaking" out of a beaker. Students make predictions about the demonstration's outcome; observe the exothermic reaction and resulting carbon column; and then construct a particle-level explanation for the reaction. This demonstration requires approximately 10 min and kit materials are sufficient for 5 demonstrations.

Carolina Chemonstrations®: Carbon Snake Kit

SKU: 840376NC