Sodium carbonate crystals under foldscope

Sodium carbonate, Na2CO3, (also known as washing soda, soda ash and soda crystals, and in the monohydrate form as crystal carbonate) is the water-soluble sodium salt of carbonic acid. It most commonly occurs as a crystalline decahydrate, which readily effloresces to form a white powder, the monohydrate. Pure sodium carbonate is a white, odorless powder…

Potassium permanganate crystals under foldscope

    I was very fascinated to observe the crystals of potassium permanganate under foldscope. Potassium permanganate is an inorganic chemical compound and medication. As a medication it is used for cleaning wounds and dermatitis. It has the chemical formula KMnO4 and it is a strong oxidizing agent. It dissolves in water to give intensely pink…

Salt crystals under foldscope

I was very excited to observ I was very excited to observe salt crystals under foldscope .Salt  crystals have wonderfully distinctive crystal forms. They might well be good subjects for introducing minerals, crystals and some of the more complex geometric solids. The salt crystals are clearly cubic, even though some of the grains seem to…