University of Missouri

Chemistry of Color Workshop

At Camp Chemistry, the girls learn all about the chemistry of color, while solving a color mystery. In a tie-dye session, they learn the chemistry of dyeing cotton with fiber-reactive dyes. Using paper chromatography, they separate the colors used to make M&M candy coatings. Using pH standards, the girls create a pH "color chart" with a red cabbage indicator and determine the pH of several household products. In a secret writing session, they determine how gold indicator paper works in order to reveal a secret message that is a piece of the puzzle.

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Next Workshop:
Fun with Polymers November 5th 2016

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