How to Put Out a Candle Magic (party Trick!)

Introduction: How to Put Out a Candle Magic (party Trick!)

this instructable will show you how to create co2 using house hold items then use the gas to put out a candle like "magic". This instructable needs a parent help as flames are involved.

Step 1: Adding the Bicarbonate of Soda

Place about 3 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda in the jug.

Step 2: Adding the Vinegar

Pour about 5 tablespoons of vinegar into jug and place a lid on top.

Step 3: Light the Candle

Ask a parent to light a candle for you.
Wait till the bubbles die down in the jug than continue on to next step

Step 4: Pouring the Co2

Remove lid and tilt jug over candle. (Don't pour the liquid over the flame)
The candle will slowly die out. See video below to view.
(this video is not faked!)

Step 5: Want to Know How It Works?!?!?!?!

Co2 (carbon dioxide) is heavy than air. This means that is moves about like a liquid so you can pour the gas! Co2 puts out a flame because it smuthers it. Co2 is used in fire extinguishers.

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