When a Chemist has a Birthday

We can't have a wimpy little birthday candle, right?

The gummy bear sacrifice:

Above, when heated, potassium chlorate decomposes: 2KClO3 --> 2KCl + 3O2
This reaction provides enough oxygen to ignite and oxidize the sugar in a gummy bear.
C12H22O11 +3 O2 --> 9 C + 3 CO2 +H2O.


There should be fireworks too. ;)


Laura said...

You are my hero!!

Anonymous said...

For my next birthday, I want 19 of those on my cake!

Anonymous said...

The McCarronator ROCKS!