Subject: Why do coal, ammonia, laundry bluing, and salt form crystals.
Date: Thu Oct 25 08:09:19 2001
Posted by Mary Kathryn Byrne
Grade level: 4-6
School: Greenwood Laboratory School
City: Springfield State/Province: MO
Area of science: Chemistry
I have a kit bought at a coal mine in PA that has a recipe for growing a
crystal garden from coal. The recipe ingredients are coal, water, salt,
ammonia, laundry bluing, and food coloring. The instruction sheet says to place
3-4 pieces of coal in a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients, then pour them
over the coal. As the liquid is absorbed, crystals will form. How does this
Re: Why do coal, ammonia, laundry bluing, and salt form crystals.
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