Chemical Reactions

Anna Modrich

Death Of a Gummy Bear

Gummy Bear + KCLO3

The oxygen from the chlorate react with the Carbon in the gummy bear to form CO2

he reaction is exothermic so it continues to fuel the release of O2 from the chlorate to continue the reaction until the gummy is consumed.


Flaming Death of a gummi bear

Pharaoh's Serpent Reaction

Mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2)

Igniting mercury(II) Thiocyanate causes it to decompose into an insoluble brown mass that is primary carbon nitride C3N4. Mercury (II) sulfide and carbon disulfide are also produced.


Wierdest Chemical Reaction I have Ever Freaking Seen!!

Exploding Pumpkin

CaC2 + 2 H2O → C2H2 + Ca(OH)2

This reaction is used in the commercial manufacture of acetylene and for carbide lamps, which are used by miners in some areas.

Exploding pumpkins at Cornell College