It ignites with a single touch

Everything happens as if by magic!

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

Sci­en­tif­ic de­scrip­tion

In fact, there’s no need for a mag­ic spell – the main ma­gi­cian here is Sci­ence! The hy­dro­gen atoms in lithi­um alu­mini­um hy­dride are high­ly un­sta­ble. If wa­ter or acid are added, the whole com­pound will de­com­pose, re­leas­ing hy­dro­gen gas. But it will also re­act rapid­ly with oxy­gen if heat­ed suf­fi­cient­ly! This is be­cause oxy­gen mol­e­cules re­act ex­treme­ly rapid­ly with LAH, re­leas­ing a lot of heat. This sum­mons a small fiery pil­lar that looks like some­thing straight out of a fan­ta­sy nov­el!

More sci­en­tif­ic se­crets await you in the MEL Sci­ence sub­scrip­tion!