Methanol is very flammable.
- distillation apparatus with thermometer
- thermo well heater and lab jacks
- graduated cylinder
- small crystallizing dish
- Iron filings
- large white stir bar
- beaker of water
Separate sugar and iron with a magnet or by dissolution of the sugar in water.
- salt water mixture
- crystallizing dish
- hot plate
Evaporate water from a brine solution.
- 50:50 methanol
- H2O mixture blue dye
Distill methanol. The distillate can be lit with a match. Allow at least 30 minutes for the distillation.
Shake a bottle of soda water. Open the bottle and show the release of gas.
All materials are disposable.