School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Mf-2 Centrifuge

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate a hand cranked centrifuge.

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Centrifuge

Description

Finely tuned chalk dust is dissolved in a test tube of water and the solution displayed to the class. This solution is placed in one arm of the centrifuge and the other arm is filled with water for balancing purposes. Working the centrifuge for a few minutes results in the chalk being forced out of the solution.

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