University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (7): 138-143.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201801018

Special Issue: 化学科普

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Uncover the Mysterious Veil of Hand Cream: A Science Popularization Product of Chemistry Experiment

Lei BIAN,Xuanfeng XU,Zhen GAO,Weihong LI,Yang GAO,Yanzi MA,Li JIA,Kaiguo MA,Hao ZHAO,Jun HUANG,Ling GUAN*()   

  • Received:2018-01-08 Published:2018-07-17
  • Contact: Ling GUAN
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A science popularization product of chemistry experiment, which is about the preparation of hand cream, was designed and developed. By demonstrating the making process of the hand cream, the public was exposed to emulsification and related chemical knowledge. Through simplifying the formulation, optimizing the operation, beautifying appliances and enhancing the interaction, the operability and ornamental value of the experiment were enhanced. Meanwhile, the video and handouts were provided that had detailed instructions on experimental process and chemical principles to the public. The product was close to life, safe, beautiful, portable and appropriate for all ages.

Key words: Science popularization of chemistry, Demonstration, Hand cream, Emulsification, Surfactant


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