A giant silver mirror experiment

Description

Demonstrating the Tollens' test a solution of silver nitrate which can react with aldehydes or reducing sugars to form silver. The silver deposit forms a mirror-like coating on the inside of the reaction vessel.

Type of Activity

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demonstration

Audience

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Teacher

Age Group

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11 to 18 years

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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A short video demonstrating the Tollens' test a solution of silver nitrate which can react with aldehydes or reducing sugars to form silver. The silver deposit forms a mirror-like coating on the inside of the reaction vessel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.