A series of short video clips of explosive and exciting chemical reactions, taken from a lecture called “Fire and Flame” by Dr. Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge.
What is being made when hydrocarbons are burnt?
From the Peter Wothers lecture series - Fire and Flame
Showing how the mass of a metal increases as it is burnt in oxygen and metal oxides are formed!
Burning magnesium gives out a brilliant white light when set alight.
What happens when we try to set fire to pure oxygen?
Demonstration of how a jet of oxygen can help a candle to burn more brightly.
Comparing a balloon filled with air to one filled with much lighter hydrogen.
See what happens when hydrogen is set alight
The very explosive burning of hydrogen.
Find out what happens when a match is lit surrounded by hydrogen.
How do you make a balloon filled with light hydrogen sink?
Quick demonstration of how to set fire to oxygen in hydrogen.
Does petrol burn in hydrogen, like it does in the air?
Attempting to set fire to a balloon full of oxygen surrounded by hydrogen.
What would happen to an oxygen balloon on the planet Jupiter?
Trying to find the most explosive mixture of hydrogen and oxygen!
Fantastic demonstration of the effect when the ideal mixture of hydrogen and oxygen are set on fire!
Teach the extinguishing properties and density of CO₂ safely
Prepare students to use their learning in different situations
Hayley Bennett investigates the chemistry of pyrotechnics
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Let students practise algebra in a chemistry context
Challenge the misconception that metals and non-metals are completely opposite in their properties with this activity
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