Introduction: PCRT DogFood and Rust (Potassium Cholrate Reaction Test)

This is a new series where I test Various things for reactions with Potassium Chlorate, best of all I encourage the audience to also voice their Ideas on what they think I should do next. All my reactions with be mixed in a ratio of 2:1 (Potassium Chlorate, to Testing reactant...)  Unless stated otherwise...

  Today I test both Rust and Dog food for reactivity.

  Hope you enjoy :)

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Chikpeas Brother made it! (author)2014-05-02

Is all your knowledge of chemistry self-taught?

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TrollFaceTheMan made it! (author)TrollFaceTheMan2014-05-02

That would be correct. :D

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Chikpeas Brother made it! (author)Chikpeas Brother2014-05-02

Awesome! Any good resources you reccommend for learning?

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TrollFaceTheMan made it! (author)TrollFaceTheMan2014-05-02

The internet... XD But the way I learned mainly was I encountered a problem, and did research on the issue that I feel comfortable enough to draw an educated hypothesis based of of it.

Experience and Study are great teachers... But Just asking the questions and seeking the answers I find to be best.

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jmwells made it! (author)2014-04-30

How about equal parts potassium chlorate, powdered sugar, and no torch at first, drip concentrated sulfuric acid on it. Hint: it should be a thermogenic reaction, a.k.a. Spontaneous combustion.

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TrollFaceTheMan made it! (author)TrollFaceTheMan2014-04-30

I actually do know of this one, it is a
common one for testing for Chlorates in stump removers... Mix stump
remover with sugar, add Sulfuric acid and if it catches fire, then it
has Chlorates.

But I suppose it would be good to do a video on it, thanks for the suggestion. :)

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jmwells made it! (author)jmwells2014-05-01

Very good, except it was the Air Force that taught me. Nice side bar, the reaction delivers excess oxygen. Probably why your iron oxide turned so bright red.

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TrollFaceTheMan made it! (author)TrollFaceTheMan2014-05-01

Thank you, and God Bless you for serving our Country. And yes... The
Oxygen had virtually nothing to react with seeing as the Iron oxide is
already Stable, so I have literally little bubbles of Boiling Potassium
Chlorate... With nothing to combust, it simply decomposed instead.

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jmwells made it! (author)jmwells2014-04-30

Yes. It's one of the nasty things our government taught me.

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TrollFaceTheMan made it! (author)TrollFaceTheMan2014-04-30

TM 31 210, Department Of The Army Technical Manual (Improvised Munition Handbook) Headquarters, Department of the Army 1969:

Section V_No.5: Acid Delay Incediary

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jmwells made it! (author)jmwells2014-04-30

If the sulfuric acid is put in a porus container, i.e. Tissue paper, you have a time bomb incendiary device.

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TrollFaceTheMan made it! (author)TrollFaceTheMan2014-04-30

I don't quite get it... Are you talking about an acid delay trigger..?