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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thermite!!

Just watched my chemistry professor light thermite in class as a demonstration of hetergenous exothermic reactions.

You may remember thermite from the Mythbuster's episode of asking "is it better to end with a bang?". Jamie and Adam used thermite to cut an SUV in half. Pretty awesome.

Blue sparks, thick smoke, and dripping lava-hot iron.

Chemistry ain't so bad at the university level, eh?





Video is of the same room/contraption, but different professor/class. I think this was a few years ago at UCSD.

7 comments:

  1. Holy crap that's dangerous yea. Thermite is some crazyass stuff.

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  2. awesome stuff! haha
    they should made more so that the burning will last longer.

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