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Ammonia fountain experiment

Description

The ammonia fountain is a classic demonstration used to observe the solubility of ammonia in water. Universal indicator is used to see the alkaline nature of the solution formed.

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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 to demonstrate the ammonia fountain is a classic experiment used to demonstrate the solubility of ammonia in cold water and the alkaline nature of the ammonia solution formed.

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.

The experiment is also part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Continuing Professional Development course: Chemistry for non-specialists