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ExposeExciteIgniteMay2012

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Introduction! ! ! ! ! ! ! 9 ! Chapter 1 Fossil Fuel Combustion! ! ! ! 13 " A. The Barking Bunny Can #" " " " 15 " B. The Tube Cannon #" " " " " 20 Chapter 2 Hydrogen from Kitchen Stuff! ! ! 23 ! A. Preparing Hydrogen Gas ! ! ! ! 26 ! B. Exploding a Hydrogen Balloon ! ! ! 30 Chapter 3 Hot Hydrogen Applications! ! ! 33 ! A. Floating Hydrogen on Air ####" " 1. Balloons with Messages " " " 35 ####" " 2. Balloons with Gliders " " " 37 " B. Making Hydrogen go Bang ####" " 1. Make a Tube whistle & jump " " 39 ####" " 2. Produce floating & flaming Bubbles " 41 ####" " 3. Produce an Eggsothermic Reaction " 43 ####" " 4. Make an Exploding Boom Box " " 45 Chapter 4 Dihydrogen Monoxide! ! ! ! 49 " A. The Balloon-and-Water trick " " " 55 " B. Boiling water in a Paper pan " " " 57 " C. Igniting Bubbles on your Hand " " " 60 Chapter 5 Silicon from Sand!! ! ! ! 63 ! Extracting Silicon from Sand !! ! ! 65 Chapter 6 Magnesium Pencil Sharpener Secrets! ! 73 ! A. Can Iron burn?! ! ! ! ! 73 ! B. Burning a Metal Pencil Sharpener in steam! 75 " C. Drawing Electricity from a Pencil Sharpener # ####" " 1. Cathodic protection "" " " 81 ####" " 2. A Galvanic cell " " " " 83 Chapter 7 Sugar can go Bang!! ! ! ! 85 ! A. Sugar Dust Explosion ! ! ! ! 87 Chapter 8 Sugar can go Whoosh!! ! ! ! 93 ! A. Build & Launch a Sugar-Based Rocket ! ! 96 ! B. Prepare Fire Paper! ! ! ! ! 106 Chapter 9 Touch Sensitive Chemicals! ! ! 109 ! Prepare Ammonia Nitrogen Triiodide 7

Disclaimer ! The author and publisher have made every reasonable effort to ensure that the experiments and activities described are safe when conducted as instructed but neither assume any liability for damages caused or injury sustained from conducting activities in this book. ! All information and material supplied are viewed and interpreted solely at the readers’ risk. Readers have to develop and follow procedures for the safe performance of the activities in accordance with their local regulations and requirements. ! The author does not intend to explain all dangers known or unknown that may exist in performing any of the activities. ! All material and information are presented solely for educational and entertainment purposes. ! Responsible adults should supervise young readers who may want to undertake the activities described. 8