Physics and Astronomy

Super Sleuth
Objective The purpose of this experiment is to identify an unknown liquid.
Purpose To gain experience in chemical analysis.
Participants Teams of up to four.
Materials Boiling chips, medicine droppers, thermometers, ring stands, burette, test tubes, sample to analyze, test chemicals (exact chemicals depend on the unknown).
  1. Each team will be given 10 ml of the unknown substance .
  2. Students will be allowed 20 minutes to perform tests and obtain results and identify the unknown.
Judging Penalty points will be subtracted from the team(s) who exceed the 20 minute time limit.
Source Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.

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