Hydrogen – a fiery racer

It’s almost impossible to catch!

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

At­ten­tion! All ex­per­i­ments are per­formed by pro­fes­sion­als. Do not at­tempt.

Process de­scrip­tion

As the alu­minum dis­solves in the sodi­um hy­drox­ide so­lu­tion, hy­dro­gen is re­leased. Af­ter a few min­utes, the flask is com­plete­ly filled with it, and when ig­nit­ed, it be­gins to burn. Af­ter the sil­i­con tube is at­tached, the hy­dro­gen mix­es with at­mo­spher­ic oxy­gen in it. When ig­nit­ed, this mix­ture of gas­es re­acts through­out the tube – and this is how the fiery rac­er ap­pears!

More safe and amaz­ing ex­per­i­ments await you in the MEL Chem­istry sub­scrip­tion!