HS East AP Students Make Rocky Candy during Solution Chemistry Lesson

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Maria Zeitlin’s AP chemistry class at High School East used science for a scrumptious purpose just before the break.
The students made rock candy as they learned about solution chemistry.
They learned that a supersaturated solution is unstable, in this case containing more sugar than able to stay in solution form. So, as the temperature dips, more molecules join the sugar crystals — creating the rock candy.