Students conduct a magic show experiment using dry ice.

Marvelous Molecules in Play delights at Campus Preview Weekend

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On Thursday, April 12, 2018, admitted members of the MIT undergraduate class of 2022 were invited to experience a thrilling hour of chemistry magic presented by Dr. John Dolhun (PhD ’72), Instructor in the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Labs.

Dr. Dolhun, assisted by Chemistry graduate student Alex Shcherbakov, gave a spectacular demonstration, and engaged the group of future freshmen with visually dazzling experiments, including magical polymers, flaming vapors, chemiluminescence, the trial of a gummy bear, and other celebrations of chemical reactions. Over the course of the hour, several audience members enthusiastically volunteered to participate in the experiments.