Palomar Borax Crystal Snowflake Physical Properties and Recrystallization Report
Can you help me understand this Chemistry question?
after finish the experiment I will send you a file to put the same answer ( data entry )
Please be prepared to take photos of your borax crystal (1 total)
NOTE: If you cannot find borax, use sugar or table salt. If you are using a substitute for borax, the crystal growth will take longer. Also, if you are using a substitute, make sure no solids remain on the bottom of the jar. The substance must be completely dissolved.
To be uploaded Tuesday
Step 1: Cut a pipe cleaner into thirds
Step 2: Create your snowflake “skeleton” and wrap the two pieces around the first piece.
Step 3: Tie the snowflake with a string to a pencil (approximately measure the height of the string so that the snowflake is above the bottom of the glass). I’ve added two here since my jar was bigger – you don’t have to.
Step 4: Boil enough water so that you have enough to fill your mason jar (or analogous glass container)
Step 5: After the water reaches boiling, turn off stove and slowly (table spoon by table spoon), stirring constantly, and keep adding until you you get to a point where when you add a tablespoon it won’t dissolve.
Step 6: CAREFULLY pour the warm liquid in the mason jar with your snowflake inside. Feel free to add food coloring if you like! ( I poured mine over my sink, this will be a HOT solution, so please be careful).
Step 7: Leave it alone, undisturbed, for a minimum overnight.
Step 8: Take a picture of your snowflake!