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"Negative X" How to make fire with water (Zinc, Ammonium nitrate and Sodium chloride)

video "Negative X" How to make fire with water (Zinc, Ammonium nitrate and Sodium chloride)
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?
Jaycub4 years ago
Will this work with other metal powders?
bigstiffy4 years ago
Ah, so it wouldn't be a hazard to do outdoor demonstrations then.
cforchemistry (author)  bigstiffy4 years ago
You can, but remember that themixture is very sensitive to water, so don't do it when the air is humid.

bigstiffy5 years ago
is the smoke produce by this reaction very toxic?
cforchemistry (author)  bigstiffy5 years ago
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.