Iodine Clock

Iodine Clock

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Author: Claire Liu
Description:

Most chemical changes involves color changes. The demo, "Iodine clock", is a classic color-changing reaction.

A solution of hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid is added to a solution of iodide ion, thiosulfate ion, and starch. A slow reaction forms triiodide, which reacts rapidly with thiosulfate, until the thiosulfate is consumed. The excess triiodide then reacts with the starch to form a blue complex.

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Safety:

Wear goggles and gloves.

 
Equipment:

Small beaker or glass bottle;

 
Materials:

hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid solution;

iodide ion, thiosulfate ion, and starch solution;

 
Procedure:

First put some of the solution of iodide ion, thiosulfate ion, and starch in a small beaker or glass bottle and then add the solution of hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid.

 
Notes:
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Disposal:
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Difficulty:Some laboratory experience required
Preparation Time:  minutes Demonstration Time: 1 minutes
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Last Updated:Tue 21 Jun 2011 12:49:01 EDT Viewed:60255 times viewed
Source:University of Wisconsin press, Shakhashiri; UW-madison chemistry department; JCE CC Alive!, Shakhashiri, B.Z. Chemical Demonstrations: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry