The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 19
(2014) pp 261-263
An Introductory Physical Properties Laboratory Utilizing Materials Used in Jewelry-Making
Christine H. Jaworek-Lopes*,†, Naomi Lev†, and Analice H. Sowell‡
†Department of Chemistry, Emmanuel College, 400 The Fenway,
Boston, MA 02115, email@example.com;
‡Science Department, Memphis University School, 6191 ParkAvenue,
Memphis, TN 38119
Published: 29 August 2014
Abstract. Beads and wires are common materials used in jewelry-making, are widely available, and may be used to explore a wide variety of physical properties. Specifically, beads may be used for hardness and density experiments while wires may be used for conductivity and malleability experiments. This experiment may be modified for use in a variety of classroom settings.
Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; non-major laboratories; high school; physical property determination; density; hardness; malleability
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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