Pumpkin in green flame
How make a green fire Halloween pumpkin
Two ingredients and a demonic pumpkin is ready. You’re sure to win first prize for the best Halloween pumpkin!
Reagents and equipment:
- ethyl alcohol (96%);
- copper(II) chloride dihydrate;
- spray gun;
- toilet paper.
Put copper (II) chloride dihydrate in a beaker and add ethyl alcohol. Mix well, Put toilet paper in the pumpkin and soak it with some of the solution. Pour the remaining solution in the spray gun and spray the pumpkin. Light it. For an even more stunning effect, spray the burning pumpkin with the spray gun. Enjoy the impressive green flames.
When copper ions are heated, they move to an unstable (excited) state. When they return to a stable state, they release energy in the form of green flame.
Wear protective gloves and glasses, and work in a well-ventilated room or outdoors.