Southern Arizona Local Section

American Chemical Society

ACS Student Affiliates at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC) has a very active undergraduate chemistry club.  The group has weekly meeings and participates in a wide range of outreach activities.  Their web page can be found under chemistry links on this web site.


The club put on it's annual Magic Show in Old Chemistry  111 on October 18, 2014.  It was well attended and enjoyed by kids, parents, and students.  Below are a few pictures of the event.


Before the show: Periodic Table Cupcakes!

ACS Literature Table


 Waiting in the wings...

The MCs


 The Venue...

The assembled performers...


On with the show!

 Preparing a staircase of candles

 The burning candles being extinguished by dense carbon dioxide

 Preparing lycopodium powder


 Setting up to demonstrate acid base indicators

 Raising the pH

 Adding dry ice

 Carbonic acid at work

 Swirling flames

 Making soap bubbles full of carbon dioxide

 Setting up to make lots of foam

 About to add sulfuric acid to sugar

 Turning sugar into carbon

 Liquid nitrogen is always fun

 Flowers become brittle and balloons shrink

Smashing a frozen onion  

 Flame colors

 Smoke and mirrors...


 Greeting performers after the show






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