Ford, Leonard A: Chemical Magic
©1959 1st Edition; T.S. Denison & Company
©1993 E. Winston Grundmeier (2nd Edition); Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486676285
Paper, perfect-bound, 110 pages
Chemical Magic
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Comments (from Dover Publications): "Classic guide provides intriguing entertainment for readers while elucidating sound scientific principles. More than 100 unusual stunts demonstrate cold fire, dust explosions, a nylon rope trick, a disappearing beaker, a glass dissolving in water, and much more. Step-by-step instructions also stress safety precautions. Second edition, revised by E. Winston Grundmeier."

Contents:

ix Introduction
x Mystery Demonstrations: adding entertainment value
xi Be Careful: cautions
xii Motion, Sound and Color: and their uses
xiii The Stage: what to use
xiii Visibility: ideas so everyone can see
xiv Magic Platter: ideas

1 I. Foams
1 Black Foam
2 Pharaoh's Serpent

3 II. Color Changes; Invisible Inks
3 Bloody Picture
4 Jug of Mystery
5 Hot and Cold Colors
6 Invisible Ink
7 Magic Powders
8 Liquid Thermometer
9 Magical Writing
10 Mystery Water
12 Patriotic Colors
13 Red and Blue Cloth
14 Water to Wine to Coffee
15 Whiskey to Water
16 Wine to Water to Milk
17 Water to Milk to Water
18 Wonder Picture
19 Acid Breath

19 III. Gas Liberation; Bubbling
19 Bubbling Columns
21 Educated Moth Balls
22 Fire Extinguisher
23 Magical Eggs
25 Soap Bubbles
26 Carbon Monoxide
26 Mysterious Balloons

27 IV. Air Pressure
27 Blowing Through Glass
28 Egg in a Bottle
29 Fast Rusting
31 Heavy Air
32 Geyser
33 Mystery Fountain
36 Oxygen in Air
36 Obedient Bottle
37 Syphon Fountain
39 Upside-Down Water Glass

40 V. Boiling Liquids and Vaporization
40 Boiling Water in Paper
40 Phosphorus Glow
42 Cold Boiling
42 Drinking Bird

43 VI. Fires and Combustion
43 Blue Flare
44 Burning Sugar Lump
45 Candle Tricks
47 Burning Water
48 Cold Fire
48 Glowing Steel Ball
49 Disappearing Flame
50 Flare
51 Eating a Candle
52 Ether Fires
53 Fire Spray
54 Fireworks
55 Fire Water
56 Fire Writing
57 Glowing Splint
58 Fire in the Water
59 Fire Wand
60 Glowworm
61 Obedient Candle
62 Delayed Fire
63 Self-Lighting Candles
64 Rat Nest
64 Spontaneous Fires
67 Test Tube Fire
68 Turpentine Fire
69 Thermite Reaction
70 Volcano
71 Smoke Screens and Explosions

72 VII. Explosions
72 Chemical Cannon
73 Dust Explosions
74 Exploding Flame
75 Phosphorus Explosion
76 Nitrogen Triiodide Explosions

77 VIII. Crystallization and Precipitation
77 Chemical Garden
78 Crystal Growth
79 Crystal Moss
80 Crystals
80 Lead Tree
81 Orange Tree
82 Snow Tree
83 Freezing Without Cooling

84 IX. Freezing and Gel Formation
84 Cold Gas
85 Fast Freezing
86 Hard Water
87 Regelation

87 X. Smoke and Vapors
87 Violet Vapors
88 Violet Smoke
89 Smoke
89 Smoke Blown Through Glass
91 Smoke Producer
92 Smoke Rings

93 XI. Specific Gravity
93 Floaters
96 Wine Tower

97 XII. Polymerization
97 Synthetic Rubber
98 Nylon Rope Trick

100 XIII. Delayed or Consecutive Reactions
100 Disappearing Blue
101 Disappearing Orangeade
102 Magic Ink
102 Synthetic Gold
103 Oscillating Clock Reaction

105 XIV. Miscellaneous
105 Disappearing Beaker
106 Osmosis
107 Pulsing Mercury
108 Glass Dissolves in Water
109 Vibratory Motion



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