Make sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda or soda ash, from baking soda. Then experiment with reactions to water and vinegar. (make instead of using ready made to add to the understanding of the child)
Want to know what was in this amazing syrup? Well, one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce, cannabis, heroin, powdered opium which are the active ingredients to put your little one to sleep. It also had sodium carbonate, spirits foeniculi, and aqua ammonia in it, because....why not? Removed from the market in 1938 after 89 years of service! :0
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History of sodaThe ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of natron, a mixture consisting mostly of sodium carbonate decahydrate, and sodium bicarbonate. The natron was ground up, solvated, and used as paint for hieroglyphics.In 1791, a French chemist, Nicolas Leblanc, produced sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash.
Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements. Seriously, do you know what vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Chances are, you don’t. There are dozens of elements on …