Chemistry Projects

You can use heat to obtain pure bismuth metal from Pepto Bismol.
It’s easy to extract bismuth from Pepto-Bismol tablets or liquid. Once you have the bismuth, you can grow colorful bismuth crystals. The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is bismuth subsalicylate (C7H5BiO4). Bismuth subsalicylate acts as an antacid, relieving gastrointestinal complaints, such as heartburn, diarrhea, indigestion, and nausea. It’s also antibacterial and […]

How to Extract Bismuth From Pepto Bismol

Potassium permanganate volcano near end of eruption
The potassium permanganate volcano is a classic chemistry demonstration that produces smoke, colored flames and sparks, a glow resembling lava, and colored ash. This type of chemical volcano captivates students while illustrating principles of redox reactions, oxidation, exothermic reactions, the effect of surface area on reaction rate, decomposition reactions, and […]

Potassium Permanganate Volcano