Fluorescent Tornado

Key Takeaways Fluorescein is a dark red solid but when dropped in water, the solution takes on a bright, vibrant green color.  By using a magnetic stirrer, a strong downward force is applied to the dye. This inhibits the dye from spreading, creating a tornado-like look Equipment & Chemicals Beaker (any size) Fluorescein disodium salt… Continue reading Fluorescent Tornado

Fluorescence Experiment

Fluorescein dropped in water under UV light

An easy way to make scary-looking green water. You will also learn how the chemical effect “fluorescence” works. Key Takeaways Fluorescein is a dark red solid but when dropped in water, the solution takes on a bright, vibrant green colour.  This effect only works under UV-light. Sunlight will also work, since it is partly UV-light… Continue reading Fluorescence Experiment