Since then the tingling has combined with the aching in the lower extremities and progressed upward to include the thighs. After a few seconds, she dropped a gummy bear into the hot liquid using tongs. Because potassium chlorate reacts to sulfuric acid. Chlorate-based propellants are more efficient than traditional gunpowder and are less susceptible to damage by water. Use Nitrates not ammonium nitrate though instead. Molten potassium chlorate is very nasty stuff.
The mixture began to sputter and fizzle and the gummy bear disintegrated before their eyes. As the gas expands, it rushes out of the test tube, creating the loud noise. It depends on how it reacts. When a match is struck, the friction generatedbetween the match head and the box is sufficient to ignite the redphosphorus. So on to the procedure! At this pointthe extra oxygen aids the fuel in the match stick and the wooditself catches fire. Ammonium nitrate and ammonium perchlorate could be good for making strong smokeless rocket fuels though. Potassium chlorate is used also as a pesticide.
Due to our subreddit's size and variety of interesting gifs, over time this we have grown to be accommodating to other types of chemistry, physics and biology related gifs those who would just like to view one type may use our filters on this sidebar. One member of the team is Joe Bang, a bleached-blonde safe-cracker played by Daniel Craig. If this occurs inside an enclosed container, the container will eventually explode. After several trials with different colored gummy bears, the result was the same. One final note: ideally, this should be performed in a laboratory hood while goggles and protective gear are worn. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately. The speedway heist in 'Logan Lucky' relies on an explosive device to give our heroes access to the vault.
But be careful when you are doing it. The reaction between the sucrose in the Gummi Bears, potassium chlorate, and oxygen produces , water, and potassium chloride. Not the answer you're looking for? When heated with the aid of a Bunsen burner, potassium chlorate decomposes, producing enough oxygen to ignite the sugar in the gummy bear. Do not do this experiment with a small or short test tube as molten pieces of bear will fly out while the reaction progresses. In the case of the gummy bear experiment, potassium chlorate decomposes and releases oxygen when heated. So be cautious when working with it.
Potassium chlorate must be molten, a solution of it does not produce the same effect. Behind the safety of a fume hood, Ms. Five months after the implant I elected to have the swine flu vaccination which resulted in a numb feeling tingling in the extremities along with diarrhea dizziness that subsided after a few days. Potassium chlorate is used in chemical oxygen generators also called chlorate candles or oxygen candles , employed as oxygen-supply systems of e. In World War I, mixes of potassium chlorate with plasticizers such as wax were the most common type of plastic explosive used, often filling grenades and other munitions. A similar demo can be done by blending sugar and potassium chlorate then using concentrated sulfuric acid to initiate the reaction.
Would you like to answer one of these instead? This chemist knows what he's talking about. The safe performance of this reaction requires very pure reagents and careful temperature control. It would decompose and turn molten. The result is a fizzling, smoking tube of molten candy disintegrating before your eyes in bright purple flames. Sugar is a molecule composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen only. An open flame melts the potassium chlorate much faster than a hot plate.
It could turn into high explosive. Best use nitrates for home-made rocket fuel. Did you know that sugar can also be used to fuel a chemical reaction? For example a post featuring a can being smashed or the motion of a pendulum will be removed. A fire on the space station Mir was also traced to this substance. Check out more of C for Chemistry science videos on. When used in explosives as an oxidizer, the explosive is low order meaning it burns rapidly rather than explodes.
It is hygroscopic, low power, and makes a ton of smoke. Using Chlorate could lose you a finger or worse. In the gummy bear experiment, the sugar from the candy reacts with the oxygen produced from the decomposition of potassium chlorate. All rocket fuels with metal fuels or metal-containing compounds make smoke. If you spill molten potassium chlorate, you could think of the table, floor, your clothes, your skin, as another gummy bear.
Gummy bears are made of the sugar , C 12H 22O 11, which is in turn is made of and , both C 6H 12O 6. For more information about the science curriculum at The Storm King School, visit:. The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. Thus, it may be simply placed in a test tube and heated over a burner. When mixed with a suitable fuel, it may form an explosive material, a so-called Sprengel explosive. Safety match heads contain minuscule amounts of potassium chlorate,as an oxidizer. Chemical Demonstrations; University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, 1983; Vol.
Clean up is not the easiest because there are charred bits stuck to the test tube. Heat the Potassium chlorate until it is in a liquid state. Keep calm and science on. It is more along the lines of two college science majors trying to come up with an experiment that will entertain a room full of high school freshman, and possibly plant the seed for a future scientist at the same time. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble. Next, wearing her goggles and gloves, she added the potassium chlorate to the test tube and turned on a Bunsen burner to introduce heat.