Crime Scene Chemistry
Get hands-on experience as a forensic scientist!
Learn basic chemical analysis techniques used by forensic scientists as you are challenged to identify a mysterious substance. Using a reaction plate, you will explore the physical and chemical properties of an unknown substance to determine whether it is sugar, salt, cornstarch, or aspirin. You will look for:
- physical properties (color, crystalline appearance, etc.)
- solubility in water
- reaction with iron nitrate
- reaction with Lugol’s iodine
The experimental tests included in the kit are easy to perform, safe, reliable, and are a perfect way for a budding chemist to learn about chemical analysis, a fundamental technique for any chemist. A fun introduction to real-world chemistry!