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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Eric Lewis, Apr 2, 2008.
What are some good chemicals?
BTW: i cannot use baking soda and vinegar
15-30% Hydrogen peroxide and Manganese dioxide. Granted, obtaining that strength H2O2 may prove difficult.
Yellow phosphorous and air.
Then stand back.
Oh, and it's packed in oil for a reason.
regular peroxide and iron shavings does the trick too
or if you want to be really morbid; peroxide and dried blood (fishing bait)
Mentos and diet Coke?
Do you need it to "erupt"? or just sit there and simmer?
Brake fluid and chlorine (the kind you get for swimming pools). Best to maintain a distance after you mix it and not do it anywhere near anything you mind having razed.
I've heard of people using orange food-colored club soda and a block of dry ice to make it erupt. I'm not sure if it works, but it seems possible.
Just shrink a volcano. That's what I did.
use real magma.
I remember making a 'Mt. Etna' easter bonnet in primary school. I spent a long time in the burns ward.
(mentos and diet coke is a "good" idea)
Actually, that will work. As long as it's not against the rules, I'd say go for it.
Yeah, that method seems to be the easiest too
Should give the required effect
If safety isn't a concern (meaning you have a method to ignite it, and can watch from a proper distance), I'd mix up a batch of thermite. Easy to make, and quite spectacular.
You can use potassium permanganate and glycerin.
But, I think one of the better chemical reactions is to use ammonium dichromate (add in some magnesium shavings) - then light using a match. It is not really dangerous but you want to be in a ventilated area because the fumes are not the most healthy for you. It does not do the flowing lava thing but instead does a slow burn with flame and ash. That is what I used years ago for my model volcano.