The Combustion of Methane
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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|Subject(s)||Chemistry, Practical work, Demonstrations, Science|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Published||2000 - 2009|
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