Disappearing smoke

Making smoke disappear in the blink of an eye!

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

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

Process de­scrip­tion

When the match­es are heat­ed, they ig­nite for a short time and re­lease a lot of heat. Their wood­en sec­tion be­gins to smol­der, gen­er­at­ing smoke, which in fact con­sists of very small, un­burned wood par­ti­cles. Al­co­hol mixed with this smoke burns out quick­ly, re­leas­ing enough heat to make these par­ti­cles re­act with oxy­gen. The smoke thus burns com­plete­ly, gen­er­at­ing in­vis­i­ble wa­ter va­por and car­bon diox­ide.

Even more safe and cool ex­per­i­ments await you in the MEL Chem­istry sub­scrip­tion!