CheMagic Demonstration Video: Combustion in Oxygen
Combustion in Oxygen: The three chemical demonstration videos (COMBUSTION IN OXYGEN, ACIDIC OXIDE, AND BASIC OXIDE) are related. They are concerned with combustion and the consequences of combustion products. We use these demonstrations in our CheMagic presentation as part of a “lighthearted approach” to illustrate some fundamental reactions on the planet. In this chem demo video, oxygen is formed by catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. This demonstration is similar to one developed by Hubert Alyea except manganese dioxide is generated in situ.