Glass experiment

First we announced Science Bowl teams and Science Olympiad tryout information. The PowerPoint is here.

Today Tony and Steven demonstrated how to melt glass with strong oxyacids. They did a demonstration in which they placed glass items in the acid, and let it quickly dissolve. The video is below:

In reality, the glass didn’t melt or disappear. It simply became hidden in the oil due to the extremely close indexes of refraction of Pyrex glass and cooking oil.

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