In order to test hand sanitizer at home, what material do you need?
- You need the very widely available products mentioned below to test the hand sanitizer at home.
- Tissue paper roll (toilet paper) Please make sure that the ballpoint pen you use to perform this test is not water-washable.
- We’ve tried to work just fine with Reynolds and their pens and they are readily available in most homes or offices.
- Don’t use a gel pen or an ink pen, please.
- You can draw a fun little circle of a coin with something, or even the cap of your sanitizer bottle can work just fine.
- Half a cup of flour with wheat
- Some bowls and dishes
- A Dryer for Hair
- The Tissue paper test or Hand Sanitizer Toilet paper test
Hand Sanitizer test- Toilet paper test or Tissue paper test
- Take a small piece of tissue paper, like a table or kitchen counter, and keep it on a flat surface.
- It is important that as you want the sanitizer to defuse sideways only and not down into the tissue paper, you do not make a thick wadd of the tissue paper.
- Using a ballpoint pen and draw a circle carefully by outlining a coin or the cap of the hand sanitizer bottle on the page.
- Ensure that the line is continuous, dense, and transparent.
- Place in the center of the circle a few drops of the hand sanitizer liquid or gel.
- Nor should you use too much sanitizer to overrun the line, nor should it be too little to spread past the line.
- Let the hand sanitizer spread out slowly and pass out of the circle.
- Almost immediately, the liquid sanitizer will diffuse although it will take some time for the gel-based.
- You may also repeat this with a bit of water to see how a fake alcohol-free sanitizer acts.
If there is enough alcohol in the sanitizer, you can see that the line you drew with the ballpoint pen will disappear in the sanitizer and the color begins to spread out. However, if the sanitizer does not contain the necessary amount of alcohol, the line will not be dissolved and without any modification, the sanitizer will only vanish past the line. This basic test is based on the paper chromatography principle. The ink used in the water-resistant ballpoint pen does not dissolve in water but dissolves in alcohol very easily. This allows the ink to shift and spread out over the front of the diffuse sanitizer. The solubility of the ink is not adequate and the line does not pass when the alcohol content is lower.
The Hand Sanitizer Test for Wheat Flour
- Take one tablespoon of a tray of wheat flour. Maize or other flr, which easily shape dough with water, can also be taken.
- Add one tablespoon of the sanitizer to be checked.
- Do not apply too much of the sanitizer as there is 30 percent water in the actual sanitizer that will render the dough if you add too much to the flour.
- To create a dough, knead the flour and the sanitizer together.
- The flour can easily become sticky and gradually turn into a dough if the sanitizer contains an excess amount of water.
- The flur will not become sticky and remain like a powder if it contains the correct amount of alcohol and ultimately the sanitizer will dry up leaving only the flour.
- This test is focused on the simple fact that for the gluten and carbohydrates to swell and become sticky and turn into dough, flour requires water.
- Alcohol, on the other hand, competes with water molecules for gluten and carbohydrates and would not allow them to hydrate and become sticky.
The Hand Sanitizer Hair Dryer test
- In a small tub, remove one tablespoon of the sanitizer.
- Put some water in another tub.
- Dry the sanitizer for 30 seconds with a hairdryer.
- Before beginning, make sure to let the hairdryer heat up.
- Dry the water in the same way and at the same temperature.
- If the sanitizer has the necessary amount of alcohol compared to the water, it will dry up dramatically.
- The theory that alcohol has a much lower boiling point (78 C) compared to water is based on this test (100 C).
- Please try these tests and post the videos with the tags #Germscotsanitizertest #sanitizertest
Hand sanitizer/Soap & Pepper Experiment
- Grab some pepper and sprinkle it with plain water in a bowl.
- Get a second plate and fill it with water and soap.
- Now with pepper water, dip your finger into the cup.
- Look at that finger of yours. A few specks of pepper could be on it.
- Dip your finger with soap water/sanitizer in the dish, making sure it is fully submerged.
- Dip your soap-covered/sanitized finger back into the pepper water dish now.
- You can see the pepper heading away from your finger immediately.