Carolina ChemKits®: Silver Vials
Grades 9–12. Students reflect on oxidation reduction reactions while creating their own mirrored silver glass vials. In this classroom kit, dextrose reduces silver ions to metallic silver, which deposits on the glass vial's inside surface. Your students will explain at a particulate level how redox chemistry results in silver production and gain practice in balancing redox reactions. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working individually.