CheMagic Demonstration Video: Basic Oxide
Basic Oxide: The BASIC OXIDE demonstration illustrates the consequence of burning magnesium metal forming its oxide. This is a different version of the classic Mg ribbon burning because the hot ribbon is quickly immersed in water which immediately produces a basic solution through some interesting chemistry. Universal indicator is used to show the change in pH of the solution. Carbon dioxide is then formed by combustion of butane over the solution. Its acidic properties are demonstrated by a change in color of the universal indicator solution.