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Emulsifiers

Description

In this activity, students test a range of things found in the kitchen to see which stabilises an oil and water emulsion.

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.
emulsifiers



Apparatus Chemicals

Each experiment requires:

Boiling tubes and bungs (Note 1)

Disposable teat pipettes

Spatulas or small spoons

Cooking oil (Note 2)

A range of detergents (Note 3)

Sugar

Flour

Mustard powder (Note 4)

Egg white (Note 5)

Egg yolk

Other substances can be used if preferred

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 






In this activity, students test a range of things which could be found in the kitchen to see which stabilises an oil and water emulsion.

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.