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Jim Teaching in 1976

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Experiments they would not let me do at School

1) The Alkali Metals with Water

2) The Thermite Reaction

3) The Decomposition of Nitrogen Triiodide

4) Potassium Chlorate and Sugar

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The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments, written by Robert Brent and illustrated by Harry Lazarus, is a children's book published in the 1960s that was intended to explain to kids how they could set up a home chemistry lab and conduct simple experiments. Supposedly the US government had the book removed from libraries and banned for sale on the grounds that the projects were too dangerous for its intended audience. I would have to agree that you probably don't want your kids making and igniting hydrogen in the garage, but for the aspiring chemist who can adhere to the safety precautions, this remains one of the best do-it-yourself chemistry books around. You can download the pdf of  The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments to save on your computer or print. It is sort of funny that a book that is banned from the public library is legal to download and read, but it's true.

My “Bubbles of Fire” they let me do so enjoy (but please do not try at home)

Changing water into wine and back again they also let me do



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