Experiments on other sites

There are many other sites with interesting experiments and related resources. On this page some links to the most interesting sites, known to me, are given. Some links are to texts in other languages than English. Unfortunately, to my opinion, the best sites are not written in the English language. My experience is that sites in the English language are more commercial than sites in the German or Dutch language. Sites ending in .com almost invariably are spoiled by tons of banners and lots of irrelevant information.

http://www.axel-schunk.de/experiment/archiv.html: If you can read German, then this is a really valuable site. It contains many nice experiments, with good pictures, good explanations of the observed phenomena and good directions on safety and disposal. One of the best sites on experimental chemistry I have seen. The nice thing of this site is that with a reasonably well equipped home lab, many of these experiments also can be done at home and with the explanations given, one can also develop own variations on the given experiments.

http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/vrchemistry/complex/default.html: A set of interesting experiments on transition metal chemistry. This describes many complexes, also the less common ones. The site asks some questions, testing your knowledge and if questions are answered correctly then you can choose from a set of experiments, by clicking bottles. Little video's of the experiments are shown. The technical quality of the video's is not very good, but they serve the purpose. A good site, from the point of view of the chemist, with lots of interesting info, but it is a pity that the technical quality of the site from a software point of view is not very well (the software is not always intuitive). If the technical quality of the site were better, then it would be really great. Most of the experiments on this site can easily be performed safely at home.

http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/delights/texts: A set of spectacular experiments, with explanations, good quality pictures and videos. However, many of the experiments are quite dangerous and can not easily be performed at home. The descriptions on this site, however, can generate ideas on performing interesting experiments with the materials available in the home lab.

http://www.lateralscience.co.uk/1888chem/experiments.html: It is fun to read a set of experiments from 1888. Please do not follow all suggestions from this text, such as putting concentrated nitric acid on fingers and so on. It is nice to see, how ideas on safety and environmental issues have changed since then. This site also contains links to many other 'old' science. Fun to read, but do not take all information too serious: http://www.lateralscience.co.uk/index.html.

http://www.c3.nl/kids/nl/page476.asp: A very attractive site with experiments, which are suitable for younger children. The experiments on this site use materials, available in most homes or at least easily obtainable. However, the experiments on this site should not be conducted by children without supervision. This site is written in the Dutch language. A similar site for somewhat older children is the following: http://www.c3.nl/c3/nl/page352.asp.

http://www.experimenten.nl/home.html: A site with a lot of chemistry experiments, conducted at home by another chemistry hobbyist. A beautiful site with many experiments, which are described well and with good pictures. This site also is written in the Dutch language.




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