Synthesize Silver Nanoparticles from Silver Nitrate.
- Green chemistry inquiry activity
- Non-hazardous alternative chemicals
- All chemicals required are included
Certain materials, when prepared at nanoscale levels, display different physical and chemical properties than those of the same materials prepared on a larger scale. In this activity, students synthesize silver nanoparticles from silver nitrate. The particles are synthesized in glucose and starch, as opposed to the more hazardous reagents typically used.
Teacher's Guide and Student Copymasters