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The described experiment, focused on students at the high school level, aims to explore physical chemistry concepts by observing the behavior of a supersaturated solution of sodium acetate.

solution, supersaturated solution, crystallization, exothermic reaction, teaching.

Maria Domitila de Menezes
Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa – Portugal
Maria João M. Curto
INETI – Portugal

Translated by
João C. de Andrade

Revised by
Carol H. Collins


advertencia Attention: “Read carefully the procedure before starting the experiment. Do not perform the experiment without being monitored by your teacher. In doubt ask for help!”