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Modelling alloys with plasticine

Description

This experiment enables students to experience how alloying can be used to change the properties of a metal.

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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Apparatus Chemicals

To make one set of models:

Different coloured lumps of plasticine or Play-Doh, 35 g, 4 (Note 1)

Sand (12 g) (Note 2)

Rough paper

Access to a balance

Per pair or group:

Magnifying glass

None

 

 


 



 




This experiment enables students to experience how alloying can be used to change the properties of a metal.

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.