Do you have a spare bill? Here's a neat trick for setting a dollar bill on fire, without actually burning it. This demonstration illustrates the concept of combustion and also shows some properties of alcohol, water, and money.
Materials you will need:
- U.S. Bill (Note) Any Currency will do - Rubbing Alcohol (50% Isopropyl alcohol) - A Few Spoons of water - A bowl - A Lighter -Tongs (If you don't want to burn your fingers)
Optional: -A pinch of salt (Helps produce a more visible flame)
Preparation Time: 2 Minutes
DISCLAIMER: Burning Money is Illegal in the United States, and I am in no way responsible for your actions if something wrong were to occur, in other words try it at your own risk!! (The way I explain it ... it isn't illegal since the currency doesn't actually burn or becomes defaced at all, allowing it to keep circulating).