Potassium alum adduct Borax crystal

Do you want to grow a crystal that changes its shape during the process? Perfect! This crystal will start as a normal alum crystal and later take on the cubic shape of borax. What you need: Potassium alum Borax A beaker Glass stirring rod or a spoon Distilled water (Tap water also work) Hot plate… Continue reading Potassium alum adduct Borax crystal

How to Make Slime with Borax and Glue

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Slime is super fun to play with – and it is not even hard to make. Here’s how: Key Takeaways Most types of slime are also examples of polymers. Polymers are molecules made by linking together chains of subunits. The slime formation is a reaction between PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) and boric acid Equipment & Chemicals White… Continue reading How to Make Slime with Borax and Glue

Fluorescent Slime

Fluorescent Slime glowing under UV light

Slime is super fun to play with, but with just one key ingredient you can make it glow like crazy! Here is what you need:  Key Takeaways Most types of slime are also examples of polymers. Polymers are molecules made by linking together chains of subunits. Slime becomes fluorescent, when a fluorescent dye, like rhodamine or… Continue reading Fluorescent Slime