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ERIC Number: EJ823775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Playing with Liquid Foams: Learning Physical Chemistry
Ritacco, Hernan
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n12 p1667-1669 Dec 2008
Who has never played with soap bubbles? They are so beautiful and amazing, they have a perfect spherical shape and surprising tints. Foams are structures of bubbles of an incredible complexity and they are a perfect system to stimulate students' interest in the chemistry and physics of surface phenomena. In this article I propose a simple experiment that illustrates the Young-Laplace law using foams and lasers. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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