Iodine

Anne Kathleen Sutherland aks13 at merhaba.cc.columbia.edu
Tue Oct 17 16:34:08 EST 1995


	I am preparing to teach a 9th grade bio lab tomorrow (wed. 10/18).

In order to teach them about diffusion and surface area vs. volume I am 
going to have them soak potatoes in iodine. Here is the question:

	If the solution of Iodine is orange, why does the potatoe turn
blue after sitting in the iodine for a while?  

Thank you for any and all responses.

Anne K Sutherland


Wherever you go, beware of approaching the women.
	- Egypt, Old Kingdom scribal advice



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