4 ways to make fire without matches by using chemistry. NurdRage Presents: 4 ways to make fire without matches or lighters using chemistry.
Warning: These experiments are for educational purposes only and are not meant to be repeated.
First, a small mount of potassium permanganate is mixed with glycerin. The reaction might be too slow to do anything so we added a few drops of water to get things going.
Second, a mixture of ammonium nitrate and zinc is place ontop of a paper towel. The finer the ingredients are the better this will work. To activate it a few drops of hydrochloric acid are added. (We are well aware that addition of chloride from salt or ammonium chloride will produce a water-activated mixture. But we specifically choose not to demonstrate this for safety reasons, as that particular composition can spontaneously ignite during handling causing severe injury).
Third, a piece of tissue is soaked in acetone to make it more flammable. Then a drop of sulfuric acid is drawn into a pipette and the pipette is dipped in potassium permanganate to pick up some crystals. Then the sulfuric acid is squeezed out causing it to mix with permanganate and form manganese heptoxide that instantly sets the tissue on fire.
Fourth, sodium chlorate and sugar are thoroughly mixed and placed onto a tray. To activate the mixture sulfuric acid is added until it ignites.
Thanks for watching, please subscribe, rate and comment.
Tags: 4 ways to make fire without matches by using chemistry, potassium, sodium, chlorate, permanganate, ammonium, nitrate, hydrochloric, sulfuric, acid, zinc, sugar, fire, chemistry, experiment, nurd, nerd, rage, pyro, fireworks, homemade