When a Chemist has a Birthday

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

The gummy bear sacrifice:


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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.

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There should be fireworks too. ;)

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3 comments:

Laura said...

You are my hero!!

lisathedisneyfanatic said...

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

lhasaapso2 said...

The McCarronator ROCKS!