Dramatizing Isotopes: Deuterated Ice Cubes Sink

Description: An ice cube made of heavy water sinks in a beaker of regular water. A regular ice cube floats. This is good for indicating the "heaviness" of an isotope.

This demonstration is also available on video and JCE Software "Chemistry Comes Alive!" Vol. 2 CD-Rom.


Source: Journal of Chemical Education - Vol. 67

Year or vol: 1990 page 159

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