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Hands-on chemistry night set, Oct. 27

Princeton's chemistry department will sponsor an evening of demonstrations and hands-on activities that highlight chemistry around the house from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Frick Laboratory.

The National Chemistry Week Activity Night is focused around the theme "Your Home -- It's All Built on Chemistry." The event will give members of the campus and local community ages 6 and up the chance to explore structures and the chemistry of the materials used in them, and to learn home chemical safety. Student firefighters will talk about home fire safety and demonstrate extinguishers. Other uses of household chemicals will also be explored, including one activity during which participants will make "spooky inks" that cause different parts of a secret message to appear at different times.

The event is cosponsored by the Princeton local section of the American Chemical Society. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Kathryn Wagner via e-mail or at (609) 258-2937.

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