Introduction: "Negative X" How to Make Fire With Water (Zinc, Ammonium Nitrate and Sodium Chloride)


sanjanabalu (author)2014-12-16

what does the left over compund contain?can mention what all are in the product side

The Chem Guy (author)2011-03-03

I usually have heard ammonium chloride is used in place of the sodium chloride. I guess you may be able to use different variable metals/compounds ions because as far as i am concerned, nowhere in the reaction does the metal ion react...or does it?

Jaycub (author)2010-03-29

Will this work with other metal powders?

bigstiffy (author)2009-10-08

Ah, so it wouldn't be a hazard to do outdoor demonstrations then.

cforchemistry (author)bigstiffy2009-10-09

You can, but remember that themixture is very sensitive to water, so don't do it when the air is humid.

bigstiffy (author)2009-10-06

is the smoke produce by this reaction very toxic?

cforchemistry (author)bigstiffy2009-10-07

Actually no, it mainly consist of nitrogen, ammonium compound, zinc compound vapour. It is not consider as toxic. The reason for me to use fume-cupboard is that burning metal usually produce unpleasant smell and sometimes make me dizzy.

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