We look at the conductivity of several solutions. Substances include tap water, distilled water, sodium chloride, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, sugar, vinegar, ethanol, and barium sulfate. The solutions are mixed to approximately the same ratios. The tester is a pair of stripped copper wires at line voltage in series with a 25W incandescent bulb. The probe is rinsed in distilled water between each test.
Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations