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Offline nj_bartel

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2Liter Bottle Explosion
« on: April 11, 2008, 06:13:37 PM »
I'm looking for a spontaneous reaction involving readily available (and cheap) compounds that form a very large volume of gas.  Basically I'm looking for a sodium bicarb/acetic acid type reaction, but one that would release 3-4+ moles of gas/cycle.  Either liquid/liquid or solid/liquid reactions would work, as both are easy to isolate from each other for long enough to toss the bottle a safe distance.

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Re: 2Liter Bottle Explosion
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 06:21:32 PM »
EDIT: [ ... ], makes an acceptable bang.  Though I'd be worried about the backlash ...
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 12:38:14 AM by hmx9123 »
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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Re: 2Liter Bottle Explosion
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 06:25:44 PM »
EDIT: [ ... ]

edti: and actually, the rate of expansion doesn't matter that much does it?  the bottle will have the same release pressure, EDIT: [ ... ]
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 12:38:47 AM by hmx9123 »

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Re: 2Liter Bottle Explosion
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 08:38:41 PM »
Remember that explosions are inherently dangerous. Even small-scale events have been damaging.


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Re: 2Liter Bottle Explosion
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 08:13:34 PM »
This type of thing can hurt... A LOT.

Going as big as possible isn't always the best idea.

In other words be very careful and don't go too big.

If any of the admins feel I'm saying to much feel free to edit this, but it's somewhat common knowledge and very popular (At least in my area). It's easy to find instructions online.

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Be smart. Be safe. Be careful.
Don't over do it. Don't do something stupid.
RESPECT the energy that is released.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 12:39:18 AM by hmx9123 »
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Re: 2Liter Bottle Explosion
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 12:29:19 AM »
I'm thinking I'm just going to make EDIT: [ ... ] to put in the bottle and shake.





















Only kidding  ;D  EDIT: [ ... ]
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 12:39:52 AM by hmx9123 »

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Re: 2Liter Bottle Explosion
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 12:37:30 AM »
All right.  This thread has crossed the line.  I've edited out the 'how to' parts and such and locked the topic.

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