The Combustion of Methane

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In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a coffee can is filled with methane and fitted with a glass chimney. The gas is burnt and when it reaches the can it explodes and the lid is blown off.

The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the experiment, together with teaching tips.

Curriculum links include: combustion, energy in reactions, exothermic reactions.

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