He’s a tie-dyed lab coat-wearing scientist who can create a liquid, bubbling rainbow inside a glass cylinder.

He can demonstrate how Alka-Seltzer calms an upset stomach.

He can transform bubbles into floating balls of fire.

For the 20th year in a row, Al Hazari, director of labs and lecturer in chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will dazzle crowds with his “Magic of Chemistry Show” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in 555 Dabney-Buehler Hall.

The one-hour show is free and open to anyone, young or old.

Part of National Chemistry Week, the show is both entertaining and educational. While Hazari conducts exciting and often explosive demonstrations, he unravels the mystery of how everyday items, such as diapers or cleaning supplies, work.

Every summer, Hazari teaches a Kids U summer camp through UT Professional & Personal Development.

Read the full article from Tennessee Today, published by UT’s Office of Media and Internal Relations.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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