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Step 1: Materials
Okay, so let's get started!
For this project we will need following items:
- An "Instant cold pack"
- Table salt
- Zinc powder (grey metal powder, can be bought from unitednuclear.com or inoxia.co.uk)
Further you'll need
- A scale, preferably precise to 0.1g
- A mortar and pestle to grind the mixture
Step 2: Ammonium Nitrate
- A bag of water, that you can throw away.
- White granules, consisting of ammonium nitrate.
We want the ammonium nitrate for this project, as it will act as oxidizer.
Step 3: Grinding
- 3g Ammonium nitrate
- 0.5g Table salt
Transfer it into the mortar and pestle and grind, untill it's well mixed.
Now comes the part were you need to take precaution, weigh out:
- 7g Zinc powder
Put it in the mortar and pestle and grind it together with the other ingredients.
Care must be taken at this point, not to let any water near this stage, since the powder is now finished and ready to use. Use it instantly, as storing the mixture will guarantee problems.
Step 4: Igniting
To do so, add a few drops of water with a syringe or pipette (or stand well back and see if you can hit it with spit!)
The important thing is to wear safety gear, such as goggles or gloves.
A few seconds after the water is added, smoke will appear, and then a combustion will occur with a bright, green flame.