Did you ever sneak an extra spoonful of sugar into your Kool-Aid as a kid but got caught when Mom saw the undissolved sugar at the bottom of the glass? If you had only known how to make a supersaturated solution, Mom would have never been the wiser.
This popular demonstration performed by chemistry teachers demonstrates how to make a supersaturated solution. It also illustrates an exothermic reaction or the heat of crystallization.
- Sodium acetate trihydrate
- Hot plate