Sunday, 2 February 2014

Experiment 7: Black Snakes!

The Experiment

The Results

I'd give it a B-.  We had a couple of goes, but couldn't quite get the snake effect to work as we wanted, but we still enjoyed doing it.  If it was anything, it was closer to a Black Octopus than a Snake.

The Science

I'm just going to link to this page.  I didn't do much chemistry at school so I don't really understand the reaction myself.  Suffice to say that the bicarb and the sugar release CO2 gas which puffs up the ashy residue into a snake.

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