One of the beauties of chemistry is that it is visual. In fact, some chemistry experiments look like magic. And although chemistry is as different from magic as anything can be, its visual aspects can often inspire people to learn more about its scientific aspects. Chemistry’s “magic” can spark their curiosity, so they come to better understand the fundamental laws underlying nature.

MEL Practicum is an online encyclopedia of chemistry experiments and demonstrations. All experiments are categorized by their level of difficulty, by reagent used and their type. For each experiment, you will find multiple videos, step-by-step instructions, reagents used, safety information, basic science background, links to other online resources, and other related information.

Anyone can edit MEL Practicum by adding new experiments or editing descriptions of existing experiments. All edits are reviewed by professional chemists.