How to Make Flammable Ice (yes-solid Water)





Introduction: How to Make Flammable Ice (yes-solid Water)

Ice is quickly added to a dry Pyrex bowl. Not Dry there is Calcium Carbide on the bottom, that is why you do it quickly. When the Ice melts the water reacts with the calcium carbide (place on the bottom) to produce acetylene gas and calcium hydroxide. The acetylene gas then explodes into flames when a match is place on top. It will continue to burn even as the ice melts because it keeps producing acetylene until the calcium carbide runs out.



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    and where do u go to get calcium carbide anyways?

    Does the match have to be lit or what. I'm not sure.

    gasoline or kerosene

    calcium carbide....not dinosaur fuels

    my car has like 2 t rex power btw.

    I think I have about 1/2 a horseshoe crab going for mine.

    It must be nice to be a teacher and have chemicals at your disposal.......

    also, as a product called "Bang-Site". the company produces old replica cannons that use the bang-site to fire. they shoot no projectiles. they are located somewhere in eastern PA (bethlehem maybe?). my dad and i didnt want to spend 300 dollars on one of their brass civil war replica cannons, but a few bucks for a tube of calcium carbide didnt seem like a bad deal. then we made a PVC cannon and before long we were launching 34mm superballs 100 yds easy. the stuff is powerful. i should post an 'ible on how to make a bang-site cannon :-)