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Lycopodium Powder

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. The video contains bright lights and should be watched in full before showing to students
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Summary

Professor Hal Sosabowski creates imposing sheets of flame in front of his face, using lycopodium powder, a finely divided carbohydrate powder, in an experiment idea for Key Stage 3 and 4 chemistry lessons.

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The Professor tips some lycopodium powder onto a flame, creating a fireball. This impressive spectacle illustrates how a large surface area can increase the rate of reaction.

This video contains bright lights and a chemistry experiment that should only be repeated in a supervised classroom with a qualified teacher.

 
 

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