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Hydrogen - Exploding Eggs

Part of the series Demonstrating Chemistry

This video contains a chemistry experiment that should only be repeated in a supervised classroom with a qualified teacher and should be watched in full before showing to students
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An exciting chemistry experiment idea for Key Stage 3/4 chemistry lessons, to illustrate how pure hydrogen burns.

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Professor Hal Sosabowski fills empty chicken eggs with hydrogen gas, then lights the gas in the eggs to show how pure hydrogen burns and how a mixture of hydrogen and air becomes explosive.

In the interests of science, Hal explodes some chicken eggs and even an ostrich egg.

Professor Hal Sosabowski is a committed chemistry educator who shows how to safely recreate his inspirational demonstrations, which are both educational and spectacular.


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