Science is Fun

Carbon Dioxide & Other Gases

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri and his friends present experiments with an assortment of gases. Carbon dioxide shows its many sides when it changes the colors of solutions, generates a plume of fog, inflates a rubber bulb, and puts out fires. Bubbles filled with methane gas rise and ignite in balls of flame. Oxygen gas turns into a liquid that sticks to a magnet.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #1801

Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 am on 12.1

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The sights and sounds of science come alive in in these selections from the 44rd Annual Lecture by renowned science communicator, Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Chemistry Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Shakhashiri and special guests display fascinating phenomena, color-changing liquids, fog and smoke, both loud and melodious sounds. The 44rd element, Technetium, is also featured, and some of its unique secrets are revealed. Dazzling demonstrations will entertain and edify as you watch science in action.