4A40.10 - Liquid Nitrogen - Lead Bell

See paragraph one in the procedure section
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Liquid Nitrogen - Lead Bell
Properties of Liquid Nitrogen
Area of Study:
Chemistry and Physics
Liquid Nitrogen, Dewars, Lead Bell and Striker.

See also 4A40.10 in Chemistry and Physics of Everyday Experience

Arrange ahead of time to get liquid nitrogen from Biochem Stores. Typically it takes about 4 liters for each classroom demonstration.   

The temperature of liquid nitrogen should be a -196oC or approximately 77o K.

  • Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "Scientific Treasures in My Attic", TPT, Vol. 61, #8, Nov. 2023, p. 702.
  • R. G. Hunt and G. L. Salinger, "Qualitative Demonstrations and Experiments Using Liquid Nitrogen", TPT, Vol.  7, # 5, May 1969, p. 289
  • Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "Lead Bells", AJP, Vol. 77, # 10, p. 917, Oct. 2009.  
  • Hk-9:  Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
  • H-100:  Richard Manliffe Sutton, Demonstration Experiments in Physics.
  • Gordon McComb.  Lasers, Ray Guns, & Light Cannons - Projects from the Wizard's Workbench, pp. 28.

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