CheMagic Demonstration Video: Acetylene Explosion
Acetylene Explosion: No chemical demonstration outreach presentation is complete without an explosion. Our philosophy is to keep chem demos as simple as possible. Rather than carrying tanks of gas, we use calcium carbide to generate acetylene gas in a shampoo bottle. In this ACETYLENE EXPLOSION chemical demonstration video, we first show simple combustion of acetylene in a beaker then we do an explosion in a more confined volume. Acetylene has wide explosion limits; thus, calcium carbide needs only an approximate measurement.