CheMagic Demonstration Video: Disappearing Water
Disappearing Water: The DISAPPEARING WATER chem demo video shows a classic magic trick where water is poured into an opaque vessel. The water seems to disappear when the vessel is inverted. In our outreach presentation, we show the “trick” then we repeat it in a clear cup to show that it contains a “superabsorber” that soaks up the water. These materials have applications where aqueous solutions need to be absorbed, such as diapers. We do this chemical demonstration in the portion of our presentation showing how chemistry produces materials useful in our everyday lives.