8A70.75 - Gaseous Planets - Atmospheres

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Gaseous Planets - Atmospheres
Atmospheric and Gaseous Densities
Area of Study:
Fish tank or Plexiglas Box, CO2, Soap Bubbles.

Place some dry ice into the bottom of the tank and let it sit long enough to create a layer of CO2 in the bottom of the tank. Make some soap bubbles and drop them into the tank. They will float at the air/CO2 interface.

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  • Sung Chang, "Liquid Deuterium Pressured into Becoming Metallic", Physics Today, Sep. 2015, p. 12.
  • "Gaseous Planets", PIRA News, Vol. 9, No. 3, Page 23.
  • Brett Carroll,  "Bouyancy Demonstrations With Helium Balloons",  PIRA Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 5, Sept. 1986.
  • Chemical Magic,  "Gas Liberation: Bubbling - Soap Bubbles",  pp. 25.
  • Tik L. Liem, "The Floating Soap Bubble", Invitations to Science Inquiry - Supplement to 1st and 2nd Ed. p. 53.

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