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what happens if you hold up a lighter to dry ice? Answered

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appleboy643
appleboy643

9 years ago

i got some dry ice today and tried this and thirty minuted later i came your question anyways when i put the flame up to the dry ice the gaseus (i konw spelled wrong) the gaseus co2 being released would deflect or estinguish the flame i thought it was odd but intresrting

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unominame
unominame

Answer 9 years ago

Lol, late answer is late. But thanks anyway.

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Lowney
Lowney

11 years ago

There would be total protonic reversal, and all life as you know it would stop instantaneously and every molecule in your body would explode at the speed of light.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Safety First!
. GF is correct that CO2 is "reasonably safe," but it is an asphyxiant and DI can cause frostbite. Use gloves/tong/&c when handling DI and make sure you have plenty of ventilation. Eye protection is a good idea as pieces of DI can "explode" from the block (a lighter will probably exacerbate that).
. Be aware of the dangers and take a few easy precautions and you'll be OK.

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frollard
frollard

12 years ago

The lighter will get cold, as it transfers its intrinsic heat energy into the dry ice. The dry ice will 'melt' partially. I presume the lighter ISNT lit... :D