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2019 National Chemistry Week

Last Thursday, October 17, about 60 people of all ages were in 555 Buehler Hall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Chemistry for Al Hazari’s 29th Annual “Magic of Chemistry Show.” This year’s theme was “Marvelous Metals!”

The audience came from all over the East Tennessee area. In attendance were local American Chemical Society members, faculty and staff members, area K-16 students and teachers. Emeritus Professor Bob Compton and his family attended the show.

Hazari had help from Avery Blockmon, third year grad student, and John Hymel, senior undergraduate student. The department’s professor Ben Xue was a “guest star” lit up the evening with a fiery natural gas – soap bubble demonstration.   

On Tuesday, October 17, a preview of the show was presented on Knoxville’s WBIR TV-10 “Live @5 @ 4” program.