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Glass Beaker (tall form any size should work just add reactants accordingly)

Sucrose to fill Beaker about 2/3 full

conc. (18 M) Sulfuric Acid (if you do not own the high of a mole of Sulfiric acid we will show you how to increase this)

Glass Stirring Rod

Large Crystallization Dish for overflow

Benchcote or Large Tray for under Crystallizing Dish

GLOVES AND GOGGLES

Step 1: Concentrating your Sulfuric acid (optional)

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Prior to boiling:
Pour the dilute acid to be concentrated into an appropriate boiling container, and begin to heat the liquid by gradually increasing the temperature setting. WARNING: It is possible for the liquid to become ‘super-heated’ as the liquid’s temperature rises beyond its boiling point. The super-heated state can be easily disturbed and the liquid can suddenly begin to boil vigorously and can potentially boil over or splatter out of the container.
 Boiling:
When the acid begins to boil, water (steam) will be the most predominant vapor evolved from the solution. As the water leaves, the Sulfuric acid is left behind in a smaller and more concentrated solution.

As the acid becomes more concentrated, its boiling point will rise. Pure Sulfuric acid will boil at a temperature of 337 ºC (610 K, 639 ºF), whereas the more dilute the solution is, the closer its boiling point will be to that of water (100 ºC)

 
kihscience1 year ago
Did you take your own pictures? Have a video??
jmwells1 year ago
Add potassium chlorate to sugar dry. Spread out on a fireproof plate. Drip concentrated sulfuric acid on it. Step back. It will self ignite. The gasses given off are oxygen and burnt Carmel. But, you also get the pile of carbon ash too.
Thanks for the input!
I think this is cool! :P